Ferguson was a failure of knowledge management

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There is a cultural and political question that Americans are asking: How could the corruption and abuse detailed in the Department of Justice report on the Ferguson Police department have gone on under our noses? How could a police department conduct themselves in such a lawless manner for so long without it coming to some authority’s attention? Beyond the moral …

Update on the strategic wargame in St. Louis

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A few weeks ago I decided to treat the events around the death of Michael Brown like a strategic wargame used by executives to predict actor behavior and potential outcomes in a complex system. I broke the game into Team Ferguson (the Justice movement) The Police (including, most obviously, their allies in the prosecutor’s office), St Louis Elites (the quiet …

What I would do if Ferguson were my client

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I use my Facebook group  as a sounding post for new and crazy ideas, especially around philosophy and politics. The civil rights situation in Ferguson, Missouri has been a frequent topic because while it isn’t in my professional strike zone, I feel that justice is the main reason to study anything in depth. Also, Ferguson is fifteen minutes from my …

My remarks at the Ibramerc Market Intelligence Forum

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The following is a transcript of my remarks before the Ibramerc Forum de Inteligência de Mercado in São Paulo, Brazil last week entitled, “The coming golden age of analysis.” In this speech I discuss how the profession of intelligence has gone through a very dark period, and why the coming disruptions in the global economy will make sophisticated intelligence methodologies …