(Following up on the furore from my previous post – somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of course, but with a serious point.) After Dave Snowden started accusing everyone – especially me – of ‘pseudoscience’ and ‘psychobabble’ – I began to worry. What if …

Is Cynefin a cult? Read more »

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It started, as these things so often do, with a Tweet on Twitter. (This has turned out to be an enormously long post – I’d better put a ‘Read more…’ link in here before continuing.)

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Spent part of last weekend at the annual conference of the British Society of Dowsers – the folks who do water-divining (‘water-witching’ in the US) and similar skills. I’ve worked with them at various times over the past thirty or …

Innovation in unexpected places Read more »

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Came across this comment whilst exploring laptop.org.au, the Australian arm of the One Laptop Per Child movement [my emphasis]: Learning is our main goal. … Epistemologists from John Dewey to Paulo Freire to Seymour Papert agree that you learn through …

Motivation to learn: "Love is a better master than duty" Read more »

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What are data, information, knowledge? – or wisdom, for that matter? How should we distinguish between them? – and why? And are such distinctions useful in a business context? Sure, it’s an old theme, and one I’ve written about elsewhere …

Let them eat the cake of knowledge Read more »

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Courtesy of a Tweet from knowledge-management figurehead David Gurteen, I’ve been looking at a TED presentation on Media Labs’ so-called ‘SixthSense‘ project. [Apologies, couldn’t get the embed to work – please use the links above instead.] As David puts it, …

SixthSense – excellent technology, but potential term-hijack? Read more »

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A good Twitter exchange with John Polgreen (thanks John!) set me thinking yet again about the future of TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework). At present, TOGAF is just about the standard for the enterprise-architecture (EA) field, and the recent …

TOGAF at the crossroads Read more »

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At last finished our article for Time & Mind – final title is “‘Spirit of Place’ as process – archaeography, dowsing and perceptual mapping at Belas Knap“, and should be out in their July 2009 issue. (Many thanks also to …

Methodology for subjective investigation Read more »

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