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April 2008

Academic respectability ...

By Dave Snowden  ·  April 30, 2008  ·  Polemic

Thanks to Brian Sherwood Jones I have discovered a far more respectable phrase for one aspect of sense-making namely interpretive phenomenological analysis!  Reminds me of a scene many years ago when my mother was Chairman of the Education Committee for Flintshire and came home in hysterics as the then Director of Education had suggested a need for more linear based print media.  On enquiry it turned out he meant books.

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Singapore is still the food capital of the world

By Dave Snowden  ·  April 29, 2008  ·  Great places

The Gallery Hotel is one of those interesting design hotels that I have managed to find around the world.  A good place to stay in Singapore if you can get a reasonable rate (which is not always the case).  It's also next to one of the most unique places  I know to eat in the Kee Teochew restaurant on Robinson Quay; pictures here, they don't have a web site.  The dough and shredded port, not to mention the chinese omelets are to die for.  Just like Guinness in Dublin, for some reason Tiger Beer in Singapore tastes different from...

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Avebury by Eleanor ap David

By Dave Snowden  ·  April 28, 2008  ·  Trivia

orange church

Having spent three hours either side of midnight getting 7 photographs printed for my daughter's A level project, you had all better appreciate the selection I am publishing today.  The above is Avebury Church with the sun setting; on the established church of course, nothing like the young for symbolism.  She then took the 4,500 year old Stone Circle at dawn with the Tolkein Tree in the background so you can see where her religious sympathies lie!  One of those is below with another shot of said tree from the village.

redssun and roof tops

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May day opportunity in Perth

By Dave Snowden  ·  April 27, 2008  ·  News

For those interested I will be running a three hour open seminar in Perth this coming Thursday 1st May at Curtin University from 1600-1900.  I will be focusing on a range of topics associated with SenseMaker™.  That will include narrative based research in social systems, fragmented real time assembly of scenarios (as opposed to traditional scenario planning) and narrative based knowledge management.  I will also focus on the work we are doing to create quantitative measures in what has traditionally being a qualitative area. ...

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Leadership training

By Dave Snowden  ·  April 26, 2008  ·  News

I previously blogged my thoughts having heard Chandren Nair speak in Hong Kong.  I concluded by saying Imitating and copying the dominant imperial culture has never been a good thing. Rome, London and Washington all suffer over history as a result and create suffering in their own turn. Hopefully more will pick it up and will see Asian developed business schools in Singapore rather than outposts of European and American Universities.  I know learn of a new leadership programme organised by Chandren Nair which looks interesting. ...

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