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Playscripts: A New Strategic Tool

May 26, 2011


Ok, you’re going to have to tell me whether or not this is a useful thing to do! Below are my notes from an article I found useful. I read first. When I have a pile of marked up books and papers that looks like it might be too much, I start taking the notes […]

The Resiliency Hospital Game

May 25, 2011


I don’t think it’s a secret that I have mixed feelings on the practicalities of harnessing some of the concepts in Liisa Valikangas’s The Resilient Organisation. I love that it’s a book dedicated to the issue I’m pondering, and I really like quite a lot of the content. Useful points are definitely made.  However, it […]

The definition of resilience is…

May 23, 2011


I’ve decided I’ve got to start writing the literature review this week, in order to not fall any further behind.  I’ve lots of material, and it has notes all over it. I’m at that familiar point where I have enough to get started but haven’t made enough sense of it to know what I’m going […]

Amazon, e-books and resilience

May 19, 2011


Amazon now sells more kindle books than print books. Have “traditional” publishers already adapted to ensure they are in the e-book market, before it starts taking away from their printed book sales? One of the issues I’m having the literature at the moment (among many) is that among the many definitions of resilience*, and there […]

“Essential concepts” and an aside…

May 8, 2011


Another paper I want to read today that sounds promising.  It’s a paper presented at the Australian Security & Intelligence Conference last year, and written by one person in industry and a faculty member, David Brooks, from an Australian university (that link to his interesting CV/profile is worth clicking by the way; I’m going to […]

Org Resilience: 5 step process with 15 indicators?

May 5, 2011


The quest for papers for the lit review seems never-ending.  Screening out is easy: it’s based on relevance and, sometimes, grammar and my boredom threshold.   I’m aiming to properly read through a 200+ page PhD paper called Organisational Resilience in New Zealand in the next 24 hours. “This study investigates 10 organisations from a range of […]

Keep Calm and Carry On (Reading)

May 4, 2011


The final dissertation proposal has been submitted.  I’ve sorted through my bookshelves and pulled out the books I definitely have to read/reread within the three weeks or so.   This excludes a mountain of academic papers!  The more important ones (for my needs) are on the bottom shelf, where they are easy to reach from […]