John joined the Open University Systems Discipline
in 1973 with a
PhD on visual illusions. He has contributed to many courses including a popular MBA creativity
course. More recently
he chaired the first Web-based Systems course and wrote the 'Practical Thinking' course. Metaphor is emerging as
a connecting thread in his work. See John's OU home page.
I ran a workshop at the 10th International Anti-Corruption Conference held in Prague in October 2001: "How to create a 'clean' company" i.e. one run in such a way that the risk of corruption is prevented. The workshop was designed for the strongly multi-cultural setting, and the metaphors generated were sometimes much richer than those one might meet in a workshop with UK nationals.