Following up on the Cynefin and Sense-Making course…

Following up on the Cynefin and Sense-Making course…

Last week saw the last Cynefin and Sense-Making (CSM) courses of the year, Dave and I sharing the presenting/facilitating duties.  A full room of different backgrounds and nationalities, which kept everything interesting – lessons and applications getting swapped across sectors and countries. Following up is always a challenge – so much intense material often needs […]

London courses – 16-19 June 2014

London courses – 16-19 June 2014

I’m teaching in with Michael Cheveldave in Toronto today, while Dave and Sonja do the same in South Africa. (It’s been a while since we needed simultaneous sessions on different continents.) The London workshops are coming up between 16th and 19th June. Check out the Cognitive Edge website for details and to snap up some […]

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 – […]

A new bad correlation, courtesy of Tim Harford

A new bad correlation, courtesy of Tim Harford

When we do SenseMaker™projects, one of the things that regularly crops up is the difference between correlations and causation. It’s often the case that people read more into correlation numbers than is appropriate. And I always like having good examples for strong correlations that can be over-interpreted. Up until now, I’ve tended to fall back […]

Let the scales fall…

Let the scales fall…

The other week I had one of those fun weeks where the situations and people are so different from one day to the next, I was at risk of getting whiplash. On the one hand, I was lucky enough to join Anne McMurray and a group of people running interesting SenseMaker projects in Northern Ireland. […]

Where’s the pilot?

Where’s the pilot?

When did you last try something new? Or test a brilliant new insight? What have you done differently in your job recently? There’s a trap that’s easy to fall into – improvement comes from just doing the same, only better/harder/more efficiently. There’s so much to do, there’s only so much time in the day, the […]