Thinking and doing: theory and practice

Welcome and thanks for visiting.  This blog is where I write about projects I am working on, capture my research in progress and generally organise my thinking in public.  It helps me enormously to have a place to do this – I hope you also find it useful.

Current lines of enquiry include the 9 tribes of digital, designing for democracy and more general thinking about technology driven change and the digital mindset.

If you are looking for my professional bio then you need to head over to LinkedIn . If you are trying to find me online for a more research orientated discussion then you can find me on twitter as @curiousc.  If you want to contact to me about speaking at an event then you can contact me via either of these routes.

Dr Catherine Howe

Here are some of the things I am currently working on:

Latest posts
Weeknotes 30th July:  who needs an agenda anyway?

Weeknotes 30th July: who needs an agenda anyway?

I have decided to declare the excellent weather as the new normal which means that blogging needs to continue as planned and not be derailed by a desire to be outside – am compromising by writing in the garden. This last week was all about away days as I had ...

Mindful diary:  the early years

Mindful diary: the early years

I’ve not blogged for a while for no other reason than the weather has been so lovely I have not wanted to spend time inside unless I have to. Weather now permitting (and in fact demanding) some inside time here we go. My efforts at mindful diary and coming together ...

Week notes 11th June 2018

Week notes 11th June 2018

This is a quick note mainly to make sure I keep in the habit as I missed last week.  I’ve been heads down finishing our technology strategy and have not felt inclined to write much else.  That being said I have a few things rumbling about in my mind which ...


Week notes 21st May

Week notes 21st May

I started writing this on a glorious morning on the Isle of Wight – just taken the dogs out – a perfect bank holiday weekend which makes the apocalyptic weather from the rest of the country another piece of evidence that says that the IOW is actually in another timezone….if ...

Week notes 14th May 2018

Week notes 14th May 2018

Picture above is of a blackbird that is nesting in the rosebush outside the garage. We now have to creep around when extracting anything and also can’t BBQ as its nested just above it but we have fingers crossed we will get hatchlings this year! As the observant will have ...

Week notes 7th May 2018

Week notes 7th May 2018

I started writing this on a sunny afternoon in the garden – its all good as long as you don’t get suntan lotion on the keyboard. I love to be outside and so will be luring people out for their 121s as the weather gets better – especially as we ...


Week notes 20th April

Week notes 20th April

Last week was about trying to work a balance between thinking and doing – trying to ask questions but also starting to get properly involved. The question I find myself asking most often is ‘do I know enough to act?”. But as I get properly wired into the team – ...

Week notes 16th April

Week notes 16th April

I’m a little late with this weeks notes as I was seduced by the weather and spent most of the weekend outside – still not figured out what is digging holes in my raised beds so badger watch is still live…. Last week was about getting some structure around some ...

Week notes 9th April 2018

Week notes 9th April 2018

New job new desk – endorsed by dog. In summary. Week two – still love it. I’m now starting to dig a bit deeper into the organisation and meeting some people outside of the immediate team – they continue to be clever, committed people who want to get stuff done ...


Broken words and why they matter

Broken words and why they matter

We are digging ourselves a hole. In a complicated world communication is everything. Much of this complication is caused by our own laziness and carelessness with language – we appropriate and borrow words without ever taking the time to work out what they really mean. In our yearning to make ...

 
 

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