January 18, 2021
Sharing Global Perspectives: A project by people, for people
In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members […]
January 7, 2021
Change, urgency, and new opportunities 2: What can we sense together?
It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the […]
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). […]
April 23, 2020
Stuck Betwixt and Between
Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a […]
April 19, 2020
In praise of Texture
 I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler, that was posted by the New Yorker. When we watch apocalyptic movies, what […]
April 12, 2020
Big, thick and rich (the data)
Plans for a series of key blog posts after my March update series on Cynefin have been disrupted by COVID-19 […]
March 2, 2020
Consulting in the Time of Corona (virus)
In the past 2 weeks, I have been called into a few urgent conference calls with partners and clients. As […]
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 […]
August 21, 2017
Liminal Cynefin, stepping over the threshold
I’ve been frantic the last few months with a lot of long standing wishes and dreams that are all coming […]
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. […]
February 7, 2016
Fragments of Impact – early feedback and thanks
There’s more to come on the results of the recent Fragments of Impact event in Istanbul – the current plan […]
February 1, 2016
SenseMaker® and 7 ± 2
It’s reasonably well known that retaining more than 5 different things in your memory is difficult. This is known as […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 3, 2015
SenseMaker® in Health – recognition of the power of 10,000 Voices
The National Health Service in Northern Ireland are among the earliest users of SenseMaker®, working with network member Anne McMurray to explore […]
June 30, 2015
Participatory or paternalistic? p2
The essence of my post yesterday was to suggest that much of Nudge Theory involves a form of reverse linear […]
June 29, 2015
Participatory or paternalistic? pt 1
My first full day in New Zealand involved some interesting meetings and a presentation to the Hugo Group in the […]
June 25, 2015
Many perspectives, one issue
Yesterday I talked about the use of mass input to create micro-scenarios about the future. The idea being to get […]
June 24, 2015
Emergent foresight, deep insight
It’s been too long as they say, but a series of client and development projects including setting up the new […]
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 […]
September 19, 2014
Goin’ to the chapel …
Final day of two working up here in Deiniolen (it's near Llanberis in case you don't know).  We have two […]
August 4, 2014
Weaving a common context
Luckily I had my Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with me this morning or I might have had a problem getting […]
July 25, 2014
The first seminar on scaling
After my series of posts on scaling it was time to but some of that work into a seminar/training course […]
July 8, 2014
Common confusions on SenseMaker®
An odd sort of day which started with my getting up before 0400 to make the 0601 train the Bonn […]
January 3, 2014
The “it works for me” argument
I've encountered this argument a few times over the year.  Most recently last night in respect of Net Promotor Score […]
March 5, 2013
Human Sensor Networks… the ultimate executive coach
I was talking with Laurie Webster about a new online course she is in the final stages of preparing for […]