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    Tom Brady and the Intrinsic Narrative

    Posted on March 2, 2017 by in Narrative, SenseMaker®

    A few Sunday evenings ago, I watched Super Bowl LI, the climactic game of the 2016-17 season of the National Football League. With the loss and exit by the Dallas Cowboys earlier in the playoffs, I had no emotional stake in the outcome of the game, but at least some of the TV commercials might be […]

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    The Man Who Mistook His Graph for a Hat

    Posted on March 18, 2015 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

      Equilateral triangles have been used as a graphical tool for presenting compositional data for at least 150 years, most prominently in geology, metallurgy, and related areas of physical chemistry; archeology and anthropology; and population studies, including genetics. According to Howarth (1996)[paywall], they were also used as early as the 18th century to show mixing […]

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    Narrative Research’s Top 10 List

    Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Narrative

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on July 24, 2012. It’s about time we have a top ten list about narrative research. This is in the spirit of David Letterman, a late night talk show host here in the U.S. 10. Narrative research doesn’t eliminate leadership errors – you can have great […]

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  • ‘The Eggshell Thing’

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 15, 2010. My first project as an accredited practitioner was with a large international publisher that was trying to get a better sense of customer satisfaction with its products. I can still remember having some “disconnects” along the lines of, whoa, how does that […]

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  • Striding toward Cynefin

    Posted on June 17, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Narrative

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 8, 2010. Don’t get me wrong — my career has not been one long preparation for narrative research. If it feels like that some days, I try to remind myself that the real path was much less purposeful, that striding might be better described […]

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