April 8, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 9: Seedlings
After a couple of weeks of hiatus (early spring is definitely Bank Holiday season here in Cyprus), this blog series […]
March 29, 2021
Flexuous flight
I first used the illustration to the left last November when I was updating the whole Flexuous Curves Framework (FCF). […]
March 18, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 8.2: And then COVID happened
Picking up right where we left things, let’s dive straight into more of the patterns. It is a commonly-accepted stereotype […]
March 11, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 8.1: And then COVID happened
The Acorn Study began in the autumn of 2019. As often happens, most stories were collected in its early days […]
March 4, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 7: Hope, loss, and sacrifice
In 2018, Jem Bendell, a sustainability leadership professor, wrote a paper that took the possibility of near-term societal collapse due […]
February 25, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 6: Knowledge and information – always needing more?
As always, let’s start with one of the high-level patterns in our collection: the sources of knowledge or awareness in […]
February 18, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 5: Looking backwards, looking forwards
This week we are looking at the dimension of time. Time is a central concept in all kinds of contexts, […]
February 11, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 4.2: Individual, collective, other
  Without further ado, let’s pick up where we left off last week! We ended the post on a series […]
February 4, 2021
Part 4.1: Individual, collective, other
  We are now at the stage where we start to dig into the patterns and ask what they might […]
January 29, 2021
Re-wilding 1 of 2
I’ve given a fair number of talks over the last year around the general theme of Rewilding Agile.  And while this […]
January 28, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 3: Small actions
Before going into the meat of this section, let’s talk about triads and dyads a little bit, and the representation […]
January 21, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 2: A background to the patterns
Almost every SenseMaker collection, no matter what it is, contains some garden-variety multiple-choice questions. These may appear simple, but they […]
January 15, 2021
Assortive mating
Earlier in the month, I wrote two posts on networks, and in the second gave the first public airing to […]
January 14, 2021
Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 1: Introduction 
This has been a year of experimentation in many things, including the report format. SenseMaker, despite its use for near-real-time […]
September 11, 2020
Anthro-complexity & aesthetics
Just before Christmas 2015 I posted on the subject of What’s in a name?  That was the first time I […]
June 16, 2018
Triage & trivia
For my generation one of the seminal television programmes was M.A.S.H, one of those cases where the spin off for […]