The road to hell, they say is paved with good intentions and nothing is more frustrating in the general field of sense-making and complexity work than when you encounter said practice. To a degree, this picks up and extends my post of a few days ago, albeit it with a substantially more polemical style. In […]
The love of wicked men converts to fear, That fear to hate, and hate turns one or both To worthy danger and deserved death. Richard II Act V Scene i 59-68 I thought through this post, keeping notes on the iPhone as I walked from Salcombe to Torcross on the South West Coastal Path. I […]
If you go back in time then two books could be considered to have laid the foundation for what I have termed the ‘systems thinking’ era which runs from the 1990s and is now (hopefully) starting to run out of steam while leaving much of value. They are Hammer & Champy’s 1993 Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto […]
Carwyn Edwards sent me an interesting link via social media the other day. It was to an article by an anthropologist at Dartmouth College on the link between great thinking and obsessive walking which starts with a wonderful quote from 1861: “Moreover, you must walk like a camel, which is said to be the only […]
Back from holiday (of which more tomorrow) and a chance to pick up the blog agai as well as to reconnect with ‘civilisation’ in general. Part of that return was marking 2nd September 2022 (not that is not a typo) in the diary for the release of Amazon’s mini-series based on the Silmarillion. I’ve been […]
One of the first classic novels I came across, and through the medium of a radio play, was the Count of Monte Christo. My mother objected to televisions on principle and so we grew up with radio which in many ways was a blessing. Radio feeds the imagination in a way that television does not. […]
Redux came over into English in the 17th Century as one of those rare postpositive adjectives in English to mean brought back, or the more active bringing back. The postpositive form landed itself to literally use which often contains a sense of things being right again in consequence; think of Trollope’s Phineas Redux if you […]
One of the purposes of ASHEN was to change the way we talk about knowledge retention. Instead of saying What will we do if X leaves the organisation we can instead say How do we replace the combination of artefacts, skills, heuristics, experience and natural talent that X brought to the organisation. It also allows a better sense of the level […]
Many moons ago, in the early days of my work in knowledge management one of the standard approaches was to conduct a knowledge audit. I was never happy with the standard approach here which generally involved a lot of workshops and interviews, considerable retrospective coherence, many a platitude, and all too much evidence of inattentional […]
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