December 26, 2009
So what is wrong with blood and gristle?
Boxing day is inevitably a matter of recovery, possibly exercise and cold turkey both literally and metaphorically. Livening up cold […]
April 24, 2008
Getting together
An excellent evening – we issued an invitation to network members to join current course members for an evening meet […]
April 18, 2008
Just for once, its nice not to be ripped off
I visit Switzerland from time to time (not enough really). In contrast with elsewhere in the world WiFi access from […]
February 14, 2008
Getting started in complexity
A very old friend of mine from the 70’s, Mary Condren dropped me an email asking for recommendations on where […]
January 26, 2008
I would rather win 3-0 playing really ugly rugby than lose 48-46 playing fantastic rugby,” said Gatland I’m not so […]
January 21, 2008
Across the Universe
One of the advantages of traveling a lot is that you often end up watching outstanding films that you would […]
November 28, 2007
In praise of Librarians
You know I really love the blogosphere, I had no idea when I started 18 months ago just how much […]
September 12, 2007
Treat all journalists with extreme caution
I was pleased to see my cynicism about the Guardian “science correspondent” picked up by people who know far more […]
August 30, 2007
A shift in the wind?
It is reported that one in six of US laptop sales was an Apple this June on NPD sales (retailers). […]
July 4, 2007
It’s only a few weeks to go until the first anniversary of this blog, and today saw comment number 1000 […]
March 30, 2007
A pod cast (or four) & the Fourth Estate
While I was in Singapore for the RAHS forum, Gary Klein and I agreed to speak at an evening session […]
March 4, 2007
Gladwell and the use of rhetoric
Lauchlan Mackinnon who I first encountered as Clint, but whose views I have since come to respect, has an interesting […]
December 22, 2006
The flow charts of despair
A clever set of visuals here from Neal Margolis.
December 21, 2006
Caught in a chain letter
I have been tagged by Dave Pollard and Luis Suarez and possibly others to take part in a sort of […]
December 12, 2006
Damn, it was first said 2,500 years ago
I will, as promised, consider the impact of natural numbers on virtual and physcial communities, but not immediately. Life got […]
November 18, 2006
The truth is not “out there”, but lies in rational engagement with the world
I’ve enjoyed reading Richard Sambrook’s informative blog since he went public in August, despite the mispelling of my name on […]
September 23, 2006
Alternatives to definition
The skim leaders list serve has picked up recently on fuzziness in definitions of knowledge management (KM). In a recent […]
September 21, 2006
Antonyms for sense-making
One of the sense-making techniques I have used over the years is to take two words which are commonly used […]
September 20, 2006
Well I asked for that ….
I have been outdone and undone. In response to the post below asking for help, Toby from New Zealand replied […]
September 19, 2006
New York: Monkey Hive
My thanks to the Heresy blog for one of the best four minutes of tragic-comedy I have seen. You will […]
September 19, 2006
The symbolism of language is not enough
September 18, 2006
No human system ever scales
Its easy to get carried away with something new. We assume that if something works it will carry on working […]
September 18, 2006
Three score and ten, or the matrix voided
It’s the 70th post of this blog which is a milestone, and it’s also a pleasant surprise that we are […]
September 16, 2006
Human intelligence (sic)
I was just doing a bit of research for my seminar later this week on networked government. Located at the […]
September 2, 2006
manan TE DIGO DONDE Te los pasaportes
Farshad whose company is leading the development of Sensemaker™ has a great tradition where his whole family go and live […]
August 14, 2006
Sometimes it just works ….
I got copied on a great email earlier this week. It was from someone we had trainied on the recent […]
August 1, 2006
Festival of Bureaucratic Hyper-Rationalism
Another good post from John Maloney on the deadly (literally) impact of Powerpoint, and the title of this is his […]
July 31, 2006
Tufte and Powerpoint
I have always loved Tufte’s work on visualisation and it informs a lot of the design of Sensemaker™. My thanks […]
July 28, 2006
A monastic environment
To all those who asked – both on the blog and in multiple emails – yes I will get the […]