Tag Archive: research

Opportunity to Contribute to Scenario Planning Best Practice Guidelines

Standards Australia have launched a working group focused on Futures and Foresight which is planning to develop a publication providing a guideline for best practices in Scenario Planning. If you have professional experience facilitating Scenario Planning with organisations, or have a strong scholarly interest and grounding in the Scenario Planning literature, and would like to…

5 Types of Ideas

Over again at Strategic Development consultant Helene Finidori’s blog, Helene argued this month that new, creative ideas emerge out of the context of previous thought and activity, and that rather than there being radically new ideas departing from the old there tends to be instead essentially three kinds of ideas: (i) The logical consequence of…

Self-Fulfilling Business Theories

Helene Finidori posted an article in her blog a year ago (which I just saw today), entitled The Art of Management. Helene cited a paper from Sumantra Ghoshal in The Academy of Management: Learning and Education entitled Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices . Helene summarised the paper as arguing that . ….

What’s New Under The Sun?

Harvard Business Review recently published its list of Breakthrough Ideas for 2007 (see the February edition for a full list). Coming in at number 9 out of 20 was the notion that subconscious processing of content in relation to decision making and problem solving could lead to greater creativity and greater levels of intuition. The…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…

Ideational reflexivity between TV and reality

Does TV change the way we think and act? An article by Larissa Dubecki in The Age newspaper explores the extent to which torture in TV shows such as Fox’s “24” serves as a potential role model for military personnel serving in Iraq or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shows such as 24 are certainly watched by…

Tag Archive: research

Opportunity to Contribute to Scenario Planning Best Practice Guidelines

Standards Australia have launched a working group focused on Futures and Foresight which is planning to develop a publication providing a guideline for best practices in Scenario Planning. If you have professional experience facilitating Scenario Planning with organisations, or have a strong scholarly interest and grounding in the Scenario Planning literature, and would like to…

5 Types of Ideas

Over again at Strategic Development consultant Helene Finidori’s blog, Helene argued this month that new, creative ideas emerge out of the context of previous thought and activity, and that rather than there being radically new ideas departing from the old there tends to be instead essentially three kinds of ideas: (i) The logical consequence of…

Self-Fulfilling Business Theories

Helene Finidori posted an article in her blog a year ago (which I just saw today), entitled The Art of Management. Helene cited a paper from Sumantra Ghoshal in The Academy of Management: Learning and Education entitled Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices . Helene summarised the paper as arguing that . ….

What’s New Under The Sun?

Harvard Business Review recently published its list of Breakthrough Ideas for 2007 (see the February edition for a full list). Coming in at number 9 out of 20 was the notion that subconscious processing of content in relation to decision making and problem solving could lead to greater creativity and greater levels of intuition. The…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part II)

See Part 1 – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point Were Gladwell’s ideas in The Tipping Point original? Of course, Gladwell hardly claims that the term “tipping point” was his unique innovation. Indeed , Gladwell himself noted (p. 12) that “the expression first came into popular use in the 1970s.” According to Wikipedia, the…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Part I)

My doctoral thesis was concerned with understanding the spread and impact of economic ideas. I took on board perspectives and frameworks from economists, political scientists, sociologists, and others – and, ultimately, made my own contribution to help move forward our understanding of the spread and impact of economic ideas. It was with some interest, therefore,…

Ideational reflexivity between TV and reality

Does TV change the way we think and act? An article by Larissa Dubecki in The Age newspaper explores the extent to which torture in TV shows such as Fox’s “24” serves as a potential role model for military personnel serving in Iraq or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shows such as 24 are certainly watched by…