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 […]
June 18, 2020
Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic
I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others). […]
March 19, 2019
Bringing the human element and complexity thinking to rebuilding resilience in Puerto Rico
Cognitive Edge, through the Cynefin Centre, is part of an exciting project team funded by a United States National Science […]
May 24, 2013
Paris in the “Springtime”
It's been an interesting few days in Paris with an eclectic group of various academics covering a range of topics. […]
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 […]
May 10, 2011
Narrative & Weapons of the Weak
My love of narrative and the sharing of stories predated my introduction to Cognitive Edge. When I first learnt of […]
January 24, 2011
A merger backwards is easy, the Future not so much
In the past few months, I’ve been advising a merger between two organisations happening near me. You can catch up […]
October 30, 2010
Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
I read this absolutely rollicking article on human stupidity and its implications on society a few months back and I […]
October 22, 2010
On Elephants and Alligators
I have very much enjoyed the opportunity to blog with you here for the past two weeks. If you are […]
October 20, 2010
Consulting, Education, and Transference
I had such an overwhelmingly positive experience working with a client yesterday. It is one of those experiences that brings […]
October 18, 2010
The many faces of Narrative
I had lunch yesterday with my colleague Bob Horn yesterday. I worked with Bob about 8 years ago on a […]
October 16, 2010
Politics, Action, Narrative, and Freedom
According to Hannah Arendt, politics is a social activity. In “The Human Condition”, for example, she states that the great […]
October 14, 2010
Pluralism and Context
When I shared some of my views about the Cynefin Framework with Dave Snowden he responded that rather than my […]
October 12, 2010
The utility of the Cynefin Framework
Some time ago I concluded that we have entered a new era, where many theories rooted in reductionism have maximised […]
October 10, 2010
My interest in Cognitive Edge
I’ve never written as a guest blogger before. How nice to do something new and I’m grateful to the Cognitive […]