April 9, 2020
Reflections on Complexity, Chaos and COVID-19
In 1990, from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometres away, the Voyager 1 spacecraft took a now-iconic picture […]
September 11, 2019
… from little acorns grow
Last week I was in Nairobi as the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for  UNEP sandwiched […]
March 11, 2016
Nudging people towards latrines
Nice article today on the WorldBank and its behavioural change aims – my favourite piece was this: Toilets, for example. […]
January 28, 2016
Fragments of Impact – an update
Back in June 2015, we began the Fragments of Impact programme, partnering with UNDP, to explore how to use SenseMaker® […]
January 25, 2016
From NYC to Whitehorse, Yukon
One of the aspects of sense-making we emphasize in all our training programmes is the value of contrast. Since complex […]
January 6, 2016
Well you could do it like that …
I’m still in an OD mindset after the last twelve days of posting and there are few loose ends 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 […]
May 14, 2015
Fragments of Impact – Launching a six-month UNDP/Cognitive Edge initiative into working with complex problems
Cognitive Edge and UNDP are together launching a unique initiative  to engage with new ways of working on difficult problems […]
June 20, 2014
Thinking simply, in context
One of the common social media comments post a Cognitive Edge course (especially when I run it) is that people'r […]
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 […]
December 10, 2012
All is vanity, nothing is fair
Isn't it nice to be nice?  To talk only about how things would be so nice.  To posit a future […]
September 30, 2011
Change Management or Change Leadership?
Yesterday I shared some of my experiences implementing enterprise-wide software solutions. I was quite involved with the People aspects, in […]
September 29, 2011
Jumping the S-curve
One of the CE graphics that produced an “Ah-hah!” moment for me was Dave’s S-curve diagram. It wasn’t the first […]
July 25, 2011
Tracking flow in storytelling
I’m pleased to be invited as a guest blogger! I actually don’t know many of the other insightful bloggers here, […]
July 24, 2011
Intersubjective Collective Intelligence Systems for Crisis Management & Response
A terrible tragedy happened this week in Oslo. A single Norwegian named Anders Behring Breivik, possibly acting alone, took the […]
July 23, 2011
From One to Many: Egocentricity and Allocentricity in the Design of Collective Intelligence Systems
In his essay Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites of Passage, the great anthropologist Victor Turner wrote, “as […]
July 13, 2011
Learning to See the Unseen
In 1979, the American psychologist J.J. Gibson published the book, “The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception”, in which he argued […]
July 11, 2011
Foveal and Peripheral Vision Threats
What are the nature of the threats we face in the 21st Century? Dave and I were at a defense […]
June 25, 2011
Is software development complex?
One of the main premises of the Agile software developments methods ist that software development is a complex domain, and […]
May 23, 2011
Attractors of Leadership
Recently, I’ve been thinking about attractors. What are they? Where do they come from? Where do they go? And specifically, […]
March 29, 2011
The Scale of the Whole
Giving a talk next week on innovation and design thinking has me turning to Bill McDonough for inspiration. His work […]
January 25, 2011
As Sure As I Am
Clients are often more experienced in dealing with standard management consultants – who tend to have answers, predictable results (and […]