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