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Cognitive Edge

Cognitive Edge
The first of three posts with some draft content for the new web site Cognitive Edge acts as a research centre for a distributed network of independent and in house consultants. We create methods and tools together with associated training and support. Our overall philosophy is apply learning from the natural sciences to social systems. In keeping with that philosophy we seek to move on from the case-based approach that dominates social and management science, shifting to a model in which theory and practice coevolve to create effective and resilient solutions to intractable problems in both government and industry. Our methods centre around the Cynefin framework which builds on the science of complex adaptive systems.

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How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation? This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation. It sounds so seductive: a “culture of innovation.” The three words immediately conjure up images of innovation savants like 3M, Pixar, Apple, and Google--the sorts of places where innovation isn’t an unnatural act, but part of the very fabric of a company. Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colors (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. One of Goethe’s most radical points was a refutation of Newton’s ideas about the color spectrum, suggesting instead that darkness is an active ingredient rather than the mere passive absence of light. YELLOWThis is the color nearest the light.

Cynefin Lego Game A game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework Context The Cynefin Lego Game is part of agile42’s management training for the Agile Management Framework. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License. Preserving knowledge. Jam tomorrow? « All of us are smarter than any of us… Have you ever been given a pot of homemade jam? (Jelly to my American readers!) Perhaps you won some as a prize on the tombola stall at a school fair, whilst secretly hoping for that champagne bottle? It usually comes in a recycled jar, carefully labelled by hand – often in the spidery handwriting of somebody else’s Aunt Agatha. If you’re anything like me, you’ll smile dutifully, and put it away in the dark corner of a kitchen cupboard for a few years. One day you’ll rediscover it, and put it straight into the bin (or if you’re unscrupulous, offer it to the tombola stall at the next school fair).

Hitotsubashi University ICS - MBA Japan Ikujiro Nonaka Professor Emeritus International Business Strategy Professor Nonaka was appointed Professor Emeritus in 2006, and First Distinguished Drucker Scholar in Residence at the Drucker School and Institute, Claremont Graduate University in 2007. He was the Dean of the Graduate School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 1997 to 2000. He was also a Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, National Defense Academy, Japan from 1979 to 1982. Professor Nonaka was ranked number 20 in the Wall Street Journal’s “Most Influential Business Thinkers (May 5, 2008).”

Organize Your Whole House with One Trip to the Dollar Store There are any number of excuses I can make for why I haven’t taken the time to organize our house: not enough time to do it all, don’t know where to start, organizational supplies are too expensive, etc. It’s easy to get discouraged and quit before I am even started. But the truth is, the supplies to get an entire house in order don’t have to cost a small fortune. Most of them can be found right at the local dollar store. To prove this to myself, and to you, I took a trip to my local Dollar Tree.

Sound Knowledge Strategies, LLC. The icons on concept nodes represent knowledge resources. Click on the icon and then on the name of the resource you want to access. Improving Instructional Effectiveness How to Foster Meaningful Learning, Knowledge Creation and Collaboration Smart Learning Strategies Share Synopsis "What’s the key to effective learning? (...) Four Types of Innovation and the Strategic Choices Each One Represents If you’re like me, you want your brainstorming sessions and new product development projects to be productive and you want the ideas you (and your team) come up with to be relevant to your business’ overall goals. That’s what this post will help you with – giving a guidance to your ideation/new product development efforts and some insight into how those ideas might fit into the overall plans of the business for the future. When coming up with a new idea, often it can be helpful to think through categories of ideas first. For example, I don’t know about you but my creativity is actually enhanced when there are a few constraints put in place to help me know what is in scope or out of scope.