June 7, 2021
complex system
How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity
I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very […]
July 30, 2020
Designing Ecosystems | A Learning Journey
On September 16, 2019, Cognitive Edge was invited to a Research Meeting convened by the Stanford Center for Design Research […]
July 24, 2017
Most large companies are prepared to invest in “incremental innovation” but very few are willing to grant decision authority to […]
July 7, 2015
Your thoughts needed now – Grexit? What next?
We’re running CrowdSensor right now in Singapore – Join in here.  We’re looking for everyone’s thoughts on what might happen […]
January 25, 2015
Culture is entangled
Another Gaping Void cartoon for this second post on culture, which makes the point that change initiatives come and go […]
November 30, 2013
Changing the landscape of health
My last two posts discussed by personal journey, and one which is not yet complete.  I'll update that from time […]
April 2, 2012
Exaptation & managed serendipity: II
In this second of three posts on exaptation I am going to continue to build on reporting discussions and ideas […]
April 1, 2012
Exaptation & managed serendipity: I
The feather original evolved for regulation of temperature, but then evolved for flight.  In 1942 a scientist at Raytheon was […]
January 18, 2012
Architecture not application: an opportunity
Around two decades ago I was arguing that object orientation was not just a way of creating reusable code, but […]
October 9, 2011
Working with the Front-line
Front-line managers and supervisors practically spend their entire working day on the Ordered Side. I surmise that the time split […]
October 4, 2011
Serious Creativity
One of my most profound and enjoyable memories was being taught by Edward De Bono. Edward is regarded by many […]
November 25, 2010
Cats, sand-castles and butterflies
I didn’t want to leave the public sector innovation topic without some acknowledgment of those who actually do remain and […]
November 21, 2010
Bureaucratic Innovation
Wikipedia defines a buzzword as “a word that has begun to be used in the wider society outside of its […]