Global Governance Institute


22: Dave Snowden – Complexity, Sensemaking and Entanglement

Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge, joins us to discuss complexity science, Neo-Darwinism, democracy and much more.

Dave Snowden
Dave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. He is a pioneer in the field of complexity science and sensemaking, and is perhaps best known for developing the Cynefin framework as a sensemaking device for decision-makers. In this conversation, we talk about Neo-Darwinism, the trouble with specialisation, why democracy is failing, radical sacrifice, and much more.

Find out more about Cognitive Edge/ the Cynefin Company and read Dave blogs here. You can also follow @snowded on Twitter. We discussed: ‘A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making’ (with Mary E. Boone), Harvard Business Review, Nov 2007.