What lies ahead? Building CrowdSensed pictures

What lies ahead? Building CrowdSensed pictures

This week I’m in Singapore at the International Risk and Horizon Scanning Symposium – working with governments to connect Foresight, Policy and Practice.  Sometimes that’s about increasing scanning capacity to help with strategic shock, sometimes it’s about looking at underlying trends. We’re running some live experiments – if you’re reading this on 7th/8th July join […]

Fragments of Impact – Launching a six-month UNDP/Cognitive Edge initiative into working with complex problems

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 in complex and fast-changing situations.  The programme will last six months and a limited number of participants are being invited from across a variety of NGO and government groups. Sign up now – email Anna […]

Getting more good results – while avoiding the “Best Practice” trap

Getting more good results – while avoiding the “Best Practice” trap

Next week in New York, I’m with Cognitive Edge and UNDP exploring how to scale up projects without falling into the “duplicate and enlarge” trap. Development experts and scientists from ecology, neuroscience and complexity are coming together to look at what new approaches we can fashion that work more practically and effectively than current approaches to scaling up.

Design of Understanding 2014

Design of Understanding 2014

Last Friday was the 2014 Design of Understanding day – a packed room at St Brides Library off Fleet Street, organised by the redoubtable Max Gadney of After the flood.  He and I had come across each other in a hotel bar in Kigali, Rwanda when we were both working the GirlHub Rwanda office – […]

The Three … Musketeers?  Little Pigs?  Stooges?  Together in London

The Three … Musketeers? Little Pigs? Stooges? Together in London

Further to yesterday's post about the upcoming courses with Cognitive Edge, diaries have worked out such that Washington DC (Details here) will be a two-handed affair with myself and Dave Snowden teaching, while London (Details here)will be a unique one – three different presenters: Dave, Michael Cheveldave and myself passing the baton at different points […]

Cynefin course

Cynefin course

Two upcoming courses that I'd highly recommend – and not just because I'm helping teach them these days.  I've recommended the Cognitive Edge courses for years, but this year has seen a major refresh of the content and approach to the material.  It's a real combination of solid theory, exercises and practical examples – all […]

A first – two new Cognitive Edge workshops in Belfast, 24th-25th October 2012

A first – two new Cognitive Edge workshops in Belfast, 24th-25th October 2012

There's a rare opportunity coming up in a couple of weeks in Belfast. In fact, there are two: Cognitive Edge Complexity Masterclass, October 24th, 8:30-10:30am – a brief introduction to the theory, principles and concepts of working with complex systems/environments and their associated problems. This Introductory masterclass session introduces Cognitive Edge, the theory, principles and […]

Marketing Measurement

Marketing Measurement

I’m packing to leave for Hong Kong in about half an hour – looking forward to some of the discussions that will ensue around Strategy, Leadership and Innovation next week, then off to Sydney for the Cognitive Edge Foundations course. For the UK-based, however, I’ve just had details of a talk I’m giving with a […]