Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #4

Ask me anything!

I’m trying out ‘Racket’ — so you have a chance to ask me about systems | cybernetics | complexity in public | service | sransformation… and anything else you’d like.

👉🏻 Leave a 30-second voicemail here and I’ll reply:

https://lnkd.in/g2FMzuw 👈🏻

What is Racket? Here’s one I made earlier: https://racket.com/antlerboy/r9Hbf

This week I had:

  • the weird experience of a face-to-face meeting for the first time in… 16 months??
  • the fulfilling experience of seeing graduates from a Commissioning Academy present amazing hundred-days plans and show real progress, their powerful critical thinking, and determination
  • thoughtful client feedback from a three-year capability support piece which has generated some rich thinking — look for that soon
  • Chairing day two of the Public Sector Show with some really inspiring, connected, complexity-aware, loving, productive conversations! (You can still register and see all the sessions until 30 August at https://publicsectorshow.co.uk/)
  • A trip to Manchester to help out my old dad, which has been rewarding, tiring, and emotional

‘Top’ five of the week

I’m speaking at Lean Agile Stockport — five core practices for effective organisationswww.meetup.com

Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 7:00 PM

After Northamptonshire and Croydon, I’m sorry to say that Slough won’t be the last.

stream.syscoi.com

#acdc2021 3 Day Virtual Event 9–11 September 2021.

Look out for more on my ‘challenging’ workshop theme soon!

Part of my experimenting with racket.com (see above) was thinking about two great questions posed by Indy Neogy:

www.linkedin.com

So much discussion on this on facebook and on the linkedin link below (which also leads you to the Racket recording)

racket.com

A complicated question!

public|service|transformation

Letter to the Prime Minister on social care reform | NHS Confederationwww.nhsconfed.org
Independent chairs of the ICS Network are calling for clarity about the future arrangements for social care in the forthcoming NHS bill.

twitter.com

I find it remarkable that the Probation Service — which is, after all, a pretty important public service — was effectively renationalised on Saturday, after being wrecked by government privatisation since 2013, but that this got, as far as I can see, no coverage in the media🧐…

systems|complexity|cybernetics

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A Beginners Workshop in VSM Modelling with Patrick Hoverstadt, Sat 10 Jul 2021 all day UK time

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It is so deeply important for us to feel in control, or at least that the universe makes sense.

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(h/t Arthur Battram)

On conscious purpose

stream.syscoi.com

And RAGNAR ROKR: THE EFFECTS OF CONSCIOUS PURPOSE ON HUMAN ADAPTATION [211] Warren McCulloch https://journal.emergentpublications.com/article/ragnar-rokr-the-effects-of-conscious-purpose-on-human-adaptation-211/

stream.syscoi.com

A talk prepared for presentation at the annual Gilbfest, London, UK, June 25, 2012)

Teacher Tom: The Practice of Purposeteachertomsblog.blogspot.com
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

Ethics in public service

twitter.com

💥 Matt Hancock “does not have a DHSC inbox”. 💥 On the legal challenge: 2nd perm sec “doesn’t believe there was inappropriate acts on behalf of ministers but can clearly see the optics suggest otherwise” 💥 Officials would need a “clear case” to even ask for emails…

www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk

While Matt Hancock eventually resigned for his breach of Covid rules, the reaction to his behaviour should be a wake-up call to the government on lax standards. But the problem stems from Boris Johnson, says Tim Durrant

Environmental justice

Brian Kahn on Twittertwitter.com

“Just a reminder… “

Two contrasting headlines:

John D. Cook on Twittertwitter.com

“Calcium, magnesium, and iron in cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach dropped 80–90% between 1914 and 2018.”

Jim Waterson on Twittertwitter.com

‘A beaver expert involved with the project said: “The Tottenham site is going ahead, and we are looking out for more,” adding he wants to “beaver up” London.’ https://t.co/eq6jEHqv5d"

Social justice

www.linkedin.com

This article was originally published in the June 2021 edition of the dispATches email newsletter about technologies that empower disabled and older people to be more independent — hosted and published by AbilityNet.

Dan Bloom on Twittertwitter.com

NEW: DWP minister Will Quince confirms “no assessment has been made” of the effects of the £20-a-week Universal Credit cut on child poverty. Here’s his reasoning…. Hmmm…

www.eff.org
Someone tries to livestream their encounters with the police, only to find that the police started playing music. In the case of a February 5 meeting between an activist and the Beverly Hills Police Department, the song of choice was Sublime’s “Santeria.” The police may not got no crystal ball, but…

Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Tradeenslaved.org
Your description for this link…

www.slate.com
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed …

Adam Serwer 🍝twitter.com

A chilling Rumsfeld obit from @attackerman https://t.co/enYRrwup6M…

Interlude

The power of names, part one — why RedQuadrant?chosen-path.org
How did you name your company? Or what would you name your startup? Many people ask about our name, RedQuadrant– is it ‘the quadrant where things get done’, ‘the danger zone’, a strange political reference (it’s not) — or is it a reference to part of the Gateshead Metrocentre or the failure mode indicators of … Continue reading The power of names, part 1 — why RedQuadrant? →

chosen-path.org
What name would you choose, if you had to rename yourself? And why am I antlerboy? People might know @antlerboy is my consistent user name on social media — Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and everything else. It’s a little bit embarrassing. My former business partner, not too much given to wasteful professional niceties, asked me if … Continue reading The power of names, part two — @antlerboy →

Dream Crushed Over Trivial Bullshit Represents Nation Better Than Gold Medal Ever Couldwww.theonion.com

Molly Hodgdontwitter.com

Good news: I have gathered a bunch of photos of naval ship cats in tiny hammocks. Here are sailors of the HMS Hermione in 1941 surrounding their sleeping cat, Convoy.…

History

Mass Extinction in The Human Gut Revealed by Fossil Remains of 2,000-Year-Old Feceswww.sciencealert.com
The microbes living in our gut are way less diverse than they were 2,000 years ago.

business evolutionary www.bentaylor.com all pieces duplicated at www.chosen-path.org