Cores and Edges (5)

My Smart Talk presentation, Cores and Edges in High Performance Sport, on Google Slides has received a number of visitors over the last two days.
I think this access transforms the opportunities I have in the talk to build upon people’s reflections about the content.
Today, I have added some data without labels or scales to prompt a discussion about where edges are.
I have been thinking about self- and other-referential edges.
I have added some blue poles to the start of my presentation to stimulate thoughts about how we locate ourselves in a world of performance.
A subsequent slides has an additional two colours:
Both slides use the same scale.
I have added some conclusion slides too so hopefully anyone finding the presentation from this morning onward will have the full presentation.
I am looking forward to Monday and am grateful to Tim Kelly for making this possible.

Photo Credit

Earth Art (On 12-13, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a series of seventeen photographs from the International Space Station during a single flyover of Australia. This first photo of the series was posted with the caption, “#EarthArt in one pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 1 of 17. #YearInSpace”).
Image Credit: NASA


  1. Hi Keith. On page 33 you write risk (some number you can calculate and engineer towards zero). I guess you mean uncertainty (the stuff you can’t calculate and prevents you from knowing/predicting the future).

    • Hello, Harold
      Thank you for finding the presentation and making this point. I have changed the slide and added your observation. This is one of the delights off flipping presentations. 🙂

  2. You’re welcome! It places John’s comments (last sentence) in a different light. Americans tend to mistake uncertainty for risk. The closer to silicon valley the worse it gets. JSB is a nice guy but worked near to the Valley for a long long time.

    • People enjoyed the strike through text, Harold. Thank you and for this comment too … a powerful learning opportunity for me.

      • I noticed the Strike-through but assumed that was Google slides’ way of showing changes. What a good idea to highlight such a change. Thank you. On the comment itself …. there is a huge gap between “iT” and “It”. The former group believes that data has value in itself, is information. They think data IS and thus they concentrate on Technology. The latter group believe data becomes information when it has impact (causes a change in the receiver). They believe data DOES and so they concentrate on the human side of the equation. JSB and colleages are mostly in the former group though they are not as “hard” as many others around there. The proponents of the data DOES community are hardly noticeable these days. They are still found around the Viable Systems Model by Stafford Beer and in the works of Donald MacCrimmon Mackay.


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