Networks

My son, Sam, has just written a post about systems and networks (link). I found the post really interesting in a...

Sharing news

Each week an O'Reilly newsletter arrives in my email inbox. I am not sure when I signed up but I am...

Critical friendship as everyday #RUOK

Here in Australia, it is #RUOK Day today. It is the 10th anniversary of the start of #RUOK. The aim of the organisation that coordinates the day and the year-round...

Transforming football: values and communities

Last month, I had an opportunity to meet with a consortium that was bidding for a Football Federation Australia franchise license. Our conversations centred on values and communities. My...

Vale Celia

Celia Brackenridge has died at her home after a long illness. It is the news we (my wife Sue and I) have been dreading for some time. Now it is...

Grazing, even for a moment, on the outskirts of great coaching

Leonard Cohen's Preface to the Chinese translation of his collection of Beautiful Losers poems includes this passage: When I was young, my friends and I read and admired the old...

Valerij, Anatolij and Dynamo Kyiv’s Golden Years

< Introduction I have been researching Valerij Lobanovs’kyj's coaching career at Dynamo Kiev. I am particularly interested in his partnership with the statistician and analyst Anatolij Zelentsov. I believe their partnership is...

Reflecting on #abbotsthon17 and #HPX17

Introduction An intense three days has come to an end at Sport Ireland's High Performance Knowledge Exchange Conference (#HPX17). I was fortunate be part of a pre-conference workshop (#Abbotsthon17) as...

Critical friendship thoughts for #RUOK day: from a sport perspective

Thursday, 14 September, is R U OK? Day in Australia. I have been thinking about the role critical friendship can play in conversations about personal well-being in sport. One of the...

Fogo helping us out of our fog

I have discovered Fogo Island, Newfoundland. ... through a documentary about the Fogo Island Inn. The documentary introduced me to Zita Cobb and her visions for cultures and spaces. Zita's ideas for...