Archive for 2004

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Intention in a complex system

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 23, 2004
Filed in Collaboration

For the past four years I’ve used the Cynefin framework to help managers to understand the varied nature of the issues they face and to …

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Malcom Gladwell blinks

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 23, 2004
Filed in Communication

A story on Malcolm Gladwell is Fast Company’s cover story. He has a new book out called Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. It’s …

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A New Kind of Science online

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 21, 2004
Filed in News

Stephen Wolfram has made the full text of A New Kind of Science available online. Worth a look.

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Intervention design for complex issues

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 17, 2004
Filed in Collaboration

The Cynefin framework can be used to identify complex issues. In this situation, the term ‘complex’ does not necessarily mean that things are ‘complicated’; rather …

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The Melbourne Emergence Meetup

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 15, 2004
Filed in Collaboration

We started the Melbourne Emergence Meetup three months ago as an experiment in developing a face to face community of practice. Our aim (apart from …

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Social network analysis redefines expertise location systems

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 13, 2004
Filed in Anecdotes

When I joined Lotus in 1999 I was whisked off to Boston to attend pre-release training for a new software product code named ‘Raven’. Raven …

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Cynefin certification training complete

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 12, 2004
Filed in News

Michael Jones asked the question on this site, “how one could train someone in Cynefin or certify that the training was successful.” Cynefin certification is …

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Cynefin certification training

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2004
Filed in News

I’m off to Sydney tomorrow to conduct the Cynefin certification training with Dave Snowden. This year we are running two streams: one for practitioners and …

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Eliciting stories – the warm up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2004
Filed in Business storytelling

Eliciting stories from workers relies, in part, on asking good questions. But before people will provide their more personally significant stories they must feel comfortable …

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Stories not atoms

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2004
Filed in Business storytelling

“The universe is made of stories not atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980, poet) – The Speed of Darkness

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