The World Business Academy (WBA) is a not-for-profit institution established as a bridge among business, government, academia, and the public.
The Academy, headquartered in San Francisco, California, was established in 1987 as a result of a series of discussions and projects at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International.
Its mission is to enable and support an ongoing dialogue on the changing role of business in a transforming society.
The Academy sponsors and disseminates leading-edge research by scholars and business thinkers on issues pertinent to this dialogue.
The WBA functions as a working partnership and brings together business executives and entrepreneurs with the Academy's Fellows - leading thinkers, writers, visionaries, and scholars from around the world.
Video: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe, NAB, Melbourne, October 2010
This is a short video of a Gurteen Knowledge Cafe that I facilitated for Peter Houlihan at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne in October 2010.
The session was captured on a flip cam without the use of a roving mic, so the sound is not clear and has had some extensive editing to fit into a short learning piece, but it gives a good idea of what the Cafe is all about.
The question posed to the group as the "conversational seed" was "What if true leadership involves embracing complexity by widening the circle of involvement rather than restricting it?
If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the
or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on
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