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I have been a Cognitive Edge practitioner since 2007 when as a consultant in a large firm I undertook the Accreditation course. A year later I joined Viv Read, also an Accredited Practitioner, in our independent consultancy business Emerging Options. One memorable non-software engagement involved the administrative review of a major university’s support functions using the Future Backwards and Cynefin Contextualisation methods. This very quickly allowed each function and the units within to articulate issues that were driving costs and develop recommendations as to how these could be reduced. Not only has my thinking changed through my association with Cognitive Edge, so has the lens through which I was viewing my world.

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You probably have many traditional approaches to meeting challenges, but what do you do to cope with a sudden shift in your organisation or marketplace? What do you do when traditional approaches break down and don’t work, or worse, you end up with an even bigger problem?

Cognitive Edge is focused on rejuvenating management practices to better equip organisations when addressing intractable problems or seizing new opportunities in uncertain, unpredictable and complex situations, especially where traditional approaches have failed. The Cognitive Edge Network makes this available on a membership basis. It is unlike any other professional network:

Library: A library of proven tools and techniques. Proven through 100's of consulting projects worldwide over the last 13 years

Education: Education that builds skills and equips individuals and teams with novel and complimentary tools and techniques 

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