Tag Archives: Netherlands

Dit Is Een Girafje

Honestly, it is a giraffe. Maybe not the best giraffe you’ve ever seen, but what do you expect? I’m not a giraffe artist in the normal course of events. So here he is: a giraffe. A girafje in fact, because … Continue reading

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The Writing On The Wall

There are layers of writing throughout the city: i leave the train to the sight of formal, informational guidance, clean cut voices telling me where the stairs are, where the exit is, where the toilets are and what to do … Continue reading

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The Story

I’ve been writing the last few days around the Levels of Narrative: how we can use personal, co-created and organisational narratives in learning design, leadership and organisational change. Today, i heard about a great project using aspects of this in … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a bike?

There is literally nothing that the Dutch won’t do with a bike. Here’s a short list of things i’ve seen people carrying around Amsterdam: the shopping, a large bunch of tulips, a dog in the wicker basket on the handlebars, … Continue reading

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The role of ritual and why to avoid too much structure in learning

It’s a big day here in Amsterdam, Queen Beatrix has abdicated and handed the crown over to her son, the now King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch like to party and today is no exception: as i write this the celebrations are … Continue reading

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