Monthly Archives: July 2004

PARALLEL PATHS CONVERGING

I‘m going to do today what I almost never do, and that is talk about another blogger, one who I’ve never met and, until a few days ago, had never heard of. Mark Brady at Fourobouros (the name is a … Continue reading

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Awfully Personal Question for July 31, 2004

Welcome to That’s Awfully Personal, an opportunity for blog writers and readers to reveal a little more about themselves than might normally happen during the daily blogging process, and hence get to know each other a bit better. It’s a … Continue reading

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MY DELL STORY

I deliberately waited a couple of weeks after my dreadful experience trying to get my new Dell 5150 fixed, partly to calm down and partly to make sure the problem has in fact been fixed. This is a long and … Continue reading

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CORPORATE ANOREXIA

Think of a corporation like a human body. To be healthy, the body needs to take in sufficient and appropriate nourishment, exercise, and avoid behaviours known to cause disease and injury. Likewise, a corporation needs to ‘invest’ in people, technology, … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU TELLING ME?

As mentioned last week, here are some of the ‘tells’ that, according to Peter Collett, people exhibit subliminally, and what they usually mean. In The Book of Tells Collett doesn’t just describe body language, but other clues — speech, behaviour … Continue reading

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THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Last night I had a strange and vivid dream. I was invited by a future unnamed president of the US (why he/she chose a Canadian was not clear) to work as part of a special team to save the world. … Continue reading

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THE KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT AS STORY-GATHERER

Dave Snowden has a lot of nerve. The founder of the IBM Cynefin Centre doesn’t stop at saying that collecting ‘best practices’ and most other accepted Knowledge Management activities are largely fruitless (he makes an exception for standard practices in … Continue reading

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BRITAIN PLANS ANTI-PLEASURE INOCULATION FOR ALL CHILDREN

In one of the most Orwellian developments I’ve heard in recent years, the Blair government is seriously considering giving new babies an injection at birth of a new drug, developed by major drug companies and currently in clinical trials, that … Continue reading

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COUPLES NETWORKING

A while ago, Salon.com had an article about ‘unequally cool couples’, where one half of the couple is someone we would die for, while the other half leaves us cold. Modern Western society is very family-based, and social activity revolves … Continue reading

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THAT WOULD BE TELLING

The new tome by the UK’s Peter Collett, who has worked extensively with Naked Ape writer Desmond Morris, is called The Book of Tells, and is about the little mannerisms that we exhibit, usually unconsciously, with our bodies, our faces, … Continue reading

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