The barber is shaving the donkey

The barber is shaving the donkey

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 fresh programme, one that is more than a […]

An amateur gumshoe

An amateur gumshoe

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 […]

Using SenseMaker® – emotional intensity

Using SenseMaker® – emotional intensity

If that isn’t you, skip this one – nothing to see here… When I’m building SenseMaker® frameworks, there’s one multiple choice question that I almost always include – and when it’s not finally included, it’s because despite deploying my best persuasive powers the client doesn’t see the need. The question is: When at the start of a SenseMaker® project, it looks like an unnecessary complication – but when analysing

Looking past what survived to what fell

Looking past what survived to what fell

In among the various podcasts I listen to is You Are Not So Smart – an educating and entertaining podcast much of the time. I caught the latest episode when I was travelling and it's highly pertinent to a couple of projects I'm working on at the moment – it was titled Survivorship Bias.  From […]

Toronto KM meeting – slides

Toronto KM meeting – slides

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. […]

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 […]