A compound in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh Last week saw a return to BRAC in Bangladesh. Working with IRC again, following on from two successful pilots 18 months ago – one around latrine behaviour change, the other around participation and attitudes to Village Wash Committees. This time we were asked back to start a […]
That was fun. On the bus last night from Paddington where I'm running the four one-day CSM courses with Dave Snowden. (Tomorrow is on narrative – shaping it, understanding it, researching it. The next set will be in September – you really should be there! Book it here.) As the bus emptied at Warren Street […]
More trips coming up in the diary. While there're specific activities at each stop to be done, I'm open to any conversations/quick meetings. So the travel plans are: Dhaka: 22-26 June 2014Istanbul: 30 June-2 July 2014Singapore: 14-18 July 2014Addis Ababa: 1-5 September 2014 Any good to anyone?
After a good six years of SenseMaker® projects, one of the consistent things has been the difficulty in feeding back results to stakeholders in ways that help them make better decisions. (I'm not a fan of big reports – partly because I think they tend to make great doorstops and bin-fillers, but mostly because I'm […]
On the course next week, we'll no doubt get to the Longitude problem and the nature of innovation. If you haven't already heard it, I'd highly recommend Dave's video here. In the spirit of the original Longitude prize – how to solve a pressing problem that will have a positive effect on the world – […]
One week to go until the courses start in London. Details here Dave Snowden and I are teaching Days 1-3, while Dave is doing Day 4. The brochure is here – now get yourself together and I'll see you there!
Thanks to everyone who came out last night despite the hockey game in Toronto to sit in a warm room for the Toronto KM group session. Great questions and interrogation last night as we talked about the various projects and learnings from the past few years of SenseMaker® work in a wide variety of countries. […]
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 […]
I’ve been working with SenseMaker® now in development projects for a few years and I was recently reflecting on how far we’ve come in what we do. Lots of lessons – often learned the hard way in the early stages, but never disastrously. It’s time to share some of those lessons, for anyone who’s interested. […]
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.