This newsletter was completed before the tragic death of Sir David Amess. Shocking, horrific, and yet wonderful to read the tributes to his decency from all sides of the political spectrum; yet another sad loss and another call for us to be better, kinder people.
I say ‘completed’ but, having…
This is a small workshop exercise I call ‘the timeline of respect’.
(It can be done online as well).
We ask everyone to line up in order of the number of years of relevant experience — making the point that the old hands have seen a lot and have a…
Here’s a puzzle for you.
In a district council we worked with, there was a new housing estate nicely situated near to the commuter train station.
There were a few council-maintained football pitches in the way (part of a leafy park which was a big attraction for home-owners), but the…
Another long one this week — there’s so much interesting and important stuff around!
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“Institutions established to serve the public can over time, become insular and increasingly focussed on self-preservation. Against this, a changing world posing new risks and opportunities, an absence of competition…
Have you heard of transduction?
A critical systems concept from cellular biology, adopted by Stafford Beer, who described a transducer at the boundary of an organisation, coding and decoding messages between the language outside and the language inside.
Complex? The way I explain it is that information never crosses a…
A friend of mine was charged with analysing empty homes across London — apparently a good measure critical in thinking about the housing market, economy, and homelessness.
He found *very* odd signals in the data.
Why do you think they occurred?
Find out about the mystery and hazard a guess here:
“Institutions established to serve the public can over time, become insular and increasingly focussed on self-preservation. Against this, a changing world posing new risks and opportunities, an absence of competition or change catalysts, and limited public input can then create a growing gap between what is, and what could be…
Today’s message appears to be ‘don’t trust authority’.
And also the work for justice is never, ever done.
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The claim is that McKinsey is being really smart and transforming itself. But I think that people come over all unnecessary when they talk about McKinsey — both as fanboys and as haters.
This isn’t (as Clayton Christensen talked about when on payroll) transforming consulting; this is good old-fashioned…