IQPC slides June 2014

IQPC slides June 2014

Closing on a great week – four day-long courses with Dave Snowden and a stimulating bunch of people in Paddington, some fascinating side meetings, while projects went to field in the background.  And yesterday afternoon back for the third year to speak to the IQPC conference.  I promised I’d make my slides available from that: […]

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.

Seminar workshop: Practical approaches to intractable problems

Seminar workshop: Practical approaches to intractable problems

I mentioned this on Wednesday. Details are finalised: Practical approaches to intractable problems Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge Thursday 4th November, 9.30-12.30; 1.30-4.30, QEII Conference Centre In recent years, techniques and tools are making it possible to exploit complexity and anthropological approaches to solving intractable problems – those issues that have proved […]

Life slide-ing away from me

Life slide-ing away from me

Dave Snowden has started blogging, I’m delighted to say.  And Festival of Bureaucratic Hyper-Rationalism  and Tufte and Powerpoint are excellent.  Just reading the posts and recalling presentations, I can feel myself losing the will to live. His solution is common sense – and hence rare in too many cases. There is a simple solution to […]