Tag Archives: knowledge

Communication between communities: are we speaking the same language?

Let’s say I’ve just had a great idea! Even better, let’s say I have done a load of research and now I have some facts and evidence that are really useful. Doing this research has increased my knowledge and now I would like to give that knowledge to you so that you can do your things […]

Conversations with Nancy White around the implementation of CIAT’s internal communications strategy

Conversations with Nancy White around the implementation of CIAT’s internal communications strategy. Love this frank conversation around learning within the organization. So important to recognize that organizations are people and so everything we do is mediated by those people.

when ideas don’t create ripples

Ideas spreading are often compared to the ripples when a stone is thrown into a still pond. But not all ponds are water, and not all things you can throw are stones. The pool can be thick, embracing mud and your idea can sink without trace. Your idea can be a feather and make not […]

Heinz von Foerster Autopoiesis

26-minute video. Super reflections on what information is, what happens when we observe something, what a living system is. Cybernetics. Information is generated by the one who looks at things. It is not a commodity that you can pass on.

The slipperiness of evidence, knowledge and facts

Evidence, knowledge and facts. They seem so reassuringly solid. And yet we look back in time and can see that yesterday’s facts and knowledge with time start looking more and more like opinions and then are superseded. Think about a healthy diet. In Under My Skin, Doris Lessing’s autobiography, she describes eating at her neighbour’s: […]