This is my personal blog, where I think out loud about the ideas I am grappling with or working on. I also blog occasionally about issues facing my coaching clients at the innovation coach blog site.
I am passionate about topics such as innovation, strategy and the way that knowledge flows within and between organisations. Many of my clients appoint me because I am good at working both at the level of individuals and teams but also with leadership and strategic issues.
For family, friends and the curious, I have created a “What I do” page to try and explain why I am so often chasing rabbits down holes, absent-minded or travelling abroad.
Topics that can get me going any time of the day or night include:
- How societies learn, create, use and diffuse new knowledge (innovation systems)
- How societies create institutions that enable upgrading, resilience and inclusiveness (evolutionary and new institutional economics)
- Making decisions under conditions of uncertainty and making sense (complexity thinking and naturalistic decision making)
- How to catalyse innovation both in an organisation, but also in an economic sub-system (I call this instigating innovation)
In 2021, I was appointed as a Professor of Practice with the DST/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development that is hosted by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg