Dave Snowden’s Blog

And here I stand

24 Oct 14 · 4:09 pm

I was engaged in an interesting conference call yesterday while Michael was teaching a session in our four day programme here in Rio.   There is a forming idea to get together people and ideas who want to make a difference in the world (mainly development sector focused) to get some co-ordination, validation and overall to make a difference.

At then of the call we agreed to define what we could all do, and in a mischievous mood I suggested we also list the things we didn't like.   Best I said to get that out in the open now.  So this morning I sat down and wrote my response between emails.   I then realised that I had neglected the blog (too much work, too much travel) so decided to post it here without alternation.

Just to be clear, the views starting with the personal pronoun are mine, not necessarily those of Cognitive Edge as a company or the network.  I'm pretty sure people in the company and network disagree with me.  In fact I hope they do.


My response

OK here we go - we stands for Cognitive Edge and SenseMaker®   If anyone wants a general overview coupled with a little polemic then this speech will give it to you.

What we can do:

  1. We understand how to do distributed ethnography which means transferring the power of interpretation to people who live problems rather than experts.   That also...

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Guest Blog

Guided hike across the Glyders

By Jules K. Yim  ·  23 Oct 14  ·  2:59 am

As Dave mentioned in his blog post about Small Countries, there will be a guided hike across the Glyders on the 26th October, starting 10:30 at Ogwen Cottage. (Paid parking there or free parking along the road to the east)

The initial walk is open to all, and requires no more than trainers / sneakers and the usual rain jackets etc.; as we ascend the Devil’s Kitchen people can choose to drop out and continue around the lake.

After that it's a rough scree walk to the top of Glyder Fawr – this portion requires proper waterproof mountain boots and probably gloves and headwear to be safe – then a glorious walk over the top to Glyder Fach but with a lot of large loose rocks so it will be slow going. After that we descend to the old Minder Road and track to Bwlch Tryfan and return.

Those interested in photos of the trail can find them on Dave's Flickr – please get in touch with me Jules if you'd like to be included in the walk. Car-pooling from Caernarfon and/or Bangor may be...

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