Benjamin P. Taylor

Nov 13, 2021

7 min read

Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #24

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the public service transformation echo chamber

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  • The public service transformation echo chamber is a group for those with a shared interest in the transformation of public services, with a focus on the UK.
  • I hope that we can share advanced notice of publications and events for mutual promotion and constructive critique.
  • Please join if you are in an influencing, think-tank, knowledge sharing type of role.

On the uselessness of banks

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For those who have been eagerly following my travails with The Co-operative Bank plc this past week — it has now been about two whole days mostly wasted…

systems | complexity | cybernetics

Systems Approaches for Accelerating the SDGs and Building Back Better Wed, Nov 17, 2021 2:00 PM — 6:00 PM GMT

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Systems Approaches for Accelerating the SDGs and Building Back Better Wed, Nov 17, 2021 2:00 PM — 6:00 PM GMT Registration Systems Approaches for Accelerating the SDGs and Building Back Better Wed, Nov 17, 2021 2:00 PM — 6:00 PM GMT Show in My Time Zone The SDGs address some of the most fundamental issues […]

ASC Series — Against the Zoom Fatigue: A Cybernetic Picnic Tickets, Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM | EST

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NOV 21 ASC Series — Against the Zoom Fatigue: A Cybernetic Picnic by American Society for Cybernetics Following 132 followers Free Actions and Detail Panel Share this event Register Event Information As the zoom fatigue spreads, we dream the dream of a dream in virtual lands. Come join us for a cybernetic picnic on the […]

Systems Innovation London Hub Meetup — in person! :-o — Dec 9, 2021, 6pm UK time

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Systems Thinking for Transformational Innovation — Meetup Event by Si London Hub Better Space, The Ray Building, 127 Farringdon Road Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM (your local time) LinkedIn

public | service | transformation

How might we make people curious about Human Learning Systems? 30 November 2021

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13 councils chosen to pilot new ways of working

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Manchester hopes to trial use of zebra markings at side roads

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Manchester hopes to trial use of zebra markings at side roads https://bit.ly/3bSD4yf...

organisational development / transformation

ethics in public service

MPs given gifts by gambling and betting firms repeatedly supported the industry in Parliament | NationalWorld

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A group of 20 MPs received more than £74,000 in gifts and hospitality from gambling and betting firms — with several later expressing support for the industry during Parliamentary debates

Prince Charles’s former aide quits as charity boss amid cash-for-honours claims | Prince Charles | The Guardian

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Michael Fawcett resigns from The Prince’s Foundation after accusations he offered to help secure a knighthood for Saudi donor

Close to half of UK’s FTSE 350 ‘damaged’ by “Brexit”

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UK’s “Brexit” losses more than 178 times bigger than trade deal gains | The Independent

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Exclusive: All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows

New Tory sleaze row as donors who pay £3m get seats in House of Lords | News | The Sunday Times

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The Conservative Party has been accused of abusing the honours system by systematically offering seats in the House of Lords to a select group of multimillionai

The “Brexit” dark money lobby has a new target — climate change action | openDemocracy

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Michael Gove, the UK’s new housing secretary, has received £120,000 from property developers in 2021 alone

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An analysis of donations showed a potential conflict of interest after Gove got authority over development policy in Wednesday’s reshuffle.

more brain food

The Writing Project — Poetry For Now!

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THE WRITING PROJECT POETRY FOR NOW! Share your poems or stanza writing about relational changes and their unfolding consequences across human and non-human systems The Writing Project — Poetry For Now! Announcing Part 2 of The Systemic Flux Writing Project hosted by Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice.Please send us your poetry, your stanza form […]

Understanding Society: How are institutions sustained, reproduced, and changed?

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Understanding Society Daniel Little Saturday, November 6, 2021 How are institutions sustained, reproduced, and changed? Institutions are “supra-individual”, in the sense that they establish a context of identity and mental-framework formation for all individuals, and they create the environment of choice for the current actions of individuals. Further, they exercise an influence that is beyond […]

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