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Taking systems thinking practice to a new level Everyone from the United Nations to the OECD to old bastions of management thinking like Harvard Business review recognises that systems hinking and handling complexity are the key skills for the future. Can these skills — which are so core to innovation — be formalised? Professionalised? Can they support formal careers? … Continue reading Taking systems thinking practice to a new level →
Have you ever been in a management meeting where everyone used the jargon, but nobody had a clue what they meant? The Power of Names, part three: … Continue reading Why I Am Against Capitalisation (Or, Actually, Capitals) →
In this post, Renasi’s new Place-Based Project Manager Kezia Jackson-Harman reflects on recent conversations about holistic employment services. Read more here.
E3M has published seven in-depth case studies of how social enterprises and local councils are using its ‘Procurement to Partnership Toolkit’ to drive change. Case studies shows partnership delivers millions (and reveals what poor commissioners do). Check them out here.
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One Team Gov conference is BACK! — twitter.com
And by back, we mean, UNCONFERENCE time! It’s global. It’s happening. Get ready. https://events.humanitix.com/oneteamgov-global-unconference… #otgunconference22 #oneteamgov #PublicSector #Collaboration
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The Only True Wisdom is Knowing that You Can’t Draw a Bicycle — SLIME MOLD TIME MOLD — stream.syscoi.com
metarationality and science — the more rational you try to / need to be, the more the metarational framing matters The Only True Wisdom is Knowing that You Can’t Draw a Bicycle march 23, 2022 slimemoldtimemold history, replication, science The Only True Wisdom is Knowing that You Can’t Draw a Bicycle — SLIME MOLD TIME MOLD
Beyond the Bounds of your Organization: Systems Influencing & Why it Matters — Catalyst 2030 on YouTube — stream.syscoi.com
Beyond the Bounds of your Organization: Systems Influencing & Why it Matters Beyond the Bounds of your Organization: Systems Influencing & Why it Matters — YouTube They say: Thank you for registering for the Catalyst 2030 “Beyond the Bounds of your Organisation: Systems Influencing and Why it Matters” workshop that happened last Friday. It was […]
Today’s rant: If you think you can address “underlying root causes” please don’t call your problem complex.
Copoiesis, autopoiesis, semipermeable membranes, white supremacy and — stream.syscoi.com
This is lightly edited (so errors all mine) from Keryck/”Mori Totebag” in The Abs-Tract Organization Discord Server (for metamodernist left-wing discussion — see https://abs-tract.org/). I thought it was particularly interesting because it sweeps in so much, and for the single core concept ‘copoiesis’ (which I can find a *few* mentions of online, in an artistic […]
The Art of Living in Conversation | ZKM — stream.syscoi.com
The Art of Living in Conversation© Gordon Pask Estate, Gordon Pask Archives, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, University of Vienna A Conversation about the Cybernetician Gordon Pask Tue, 08.03.2022, 6 pm CET The Art of Living in Conversation | ZKM
Exploring a holistic approach to levelling up | 6 principles for working holistically with communities | Place-based systemic change community of practice — Renaisi — stream.syscoi.com
Exploring a holistic approach to levelling up Exploring a holistic approach to levelling up — Renaisi
Stewart Brand on Twitter: “Chris Alexander is gone. I owe him a great deal. Many do. For me it began with his NOTES ON THE SYNTHESIS OF FORM in 1964, soared with A PATTERN LANGUAGE in 1977, and culminated with all the help he gave to my HOW BUILDINGS LEARN (1987–1994).” — stream.syscoi.com
Stewart Brand@stewartbrandChris Alexander is gone. I owe him a great deal. Many do.For me it began with his NOTES ON THE SYNTHESIS OF FORM in 1964, soared with A PATTERN LANGUAGE in 1977, and culminated with all the help he gave to my HOW BUILDINGS LEARN (1987–1994). Stewart Brand on Twitter: “Chris Alexander is gone. […]
The Bateson 50th & 10th Anniversaries Commemoration Kick-off — March 2022 Registration, Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 4pm BST
MAR29 The Bateson 50th & 10th Anniversaries Commemoration Kick-off March 2022 The Bateson 50th & 10th Anniversaries Commemoration Kick-off — March 2022 Registration, Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite MAR 29 The Bateson 50th & 10th Anniversaries Commemoration Kick-off — March 2022 by International Bateson InstituteFollow 106 followers Free Actions and Detail Panel Share this event Register […]
Drawing inspiration from the Nataraja for systems thinking | Chowdhury (2022) — stream.syscoi.com
Drawing inspiration from the Nataraja for systems thinking Published on March 20, 2022 Rajneesh Chowdhury, PhD Drawing inspiration from the Nataraja for systems thinking | LinkedIn The LinkedIn article above provides an overview — the paper is still paywalled: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmsr/rmsr20/2022/00000019/00000002/art00003 Home / Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, Volume 19, Number 2 Holistic Flexibility for Critical Systems Thinking […]
Possibility space — by Gordon Brander — Subconscious — stream.syscoi.com
Possibility space Gordon Brander Mar 18 Possibility space — by Gordon Brander — Subconscious
Defining the Ecosystem Domain: Ecosystems, Arenas and Jobs-to-be-done — Boundaryless — stream.syscoi.com
Defining the Ecosystem Domain: Ecosystems, Arenas and Jobs-to-be-doneHow to map an Ecosystem? Let’s explore how to create a manageable breakdownSimone CiceroMarch 04, 2022 Defining the Ecosystem Domain: Ecosystems, Arenas and Jobs-to-be-done — Boundaryless
Annual Mike Jackson Lecture with Peter Senge — 5 April 2022, 6pm BST, in person and virtual — stream.syscoi.com
Annual Mike Jackson Lecture5 April 2022The Fifth Discipline: Making the Future a Friendly Place for HumankindThe Centre for Systems Studies is delighted to announce the 2022 Annual Mike Jackson Lecture on Systems Thinking, which will be delivered by Dr Peter Senge, the internationally acclaimed thought leader, named by the Financial Times as one of The […]
No Nonsense Agile Podcast #030 — Alidad Hamidi — systems thinking — stream.syscoi.com
#030 — Alidad Hamidi — systems thinking #030 — Alidad Hamidi — systems thinking No Nonsense Agile Podcast https://feed.podbean.com/nononsenseagile/feed.xml 4,868Downloads30Episodes Share RSS Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit. #030 — Alidad Hamidi — systems thinking March 18, 2022 Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with […]
Nature of Order for Conceptual Models: — stream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: I have recently been reading upon the renowned British-American architect and design theorist, Christopher Alexander. Alexander is known for the idea of pattern languages. A pattern is a collection of a known problem discussed with a solution for the problem.…
In case you wondered why ‘antlerboy’: https://bit.ly/3ue3F18
Lin Manuel Rwanda on Twitter — twitter.com
Let’s talk about Sumerian dog jokes as an excuse to embark on a long tedious thread about the peculiarities and difficulties of translating anything from the deadest of dead languages.
Can anyone who knows Tim Tjapaltjarri’s work — here “Water Dreaming,” 1972 — used here by @sfiscience — confirm or deny whether it is related to diatoms?!
Well, *I* particularly liked him in Count Arthur Strong…
Angela O’Brien on Twitter — twitter.com
A rather cute ancient Iranian wheeled toy (or votive offering) depicting a hedgehog on top of a cart. ca. 1150 BCE. From a cache found at the temple of Inshushinak, Susa Acropolis, Iran. (The Louvre Paris).
ethics in public service
Benjamin Young Savage (ᐱᓐᒋᐱᓐ) on Twitter — twitter.com
Russian troops form a mob to arrest teenager Olga Misik while she reads Article 31 of the Russian constitution that guarantees the right to a peaceful protest.
Dr David Berger, aBsuRdiSTe cROnickLeR — twitter.com
1/ WHY OUR “LET IT RIP” APPROACH TO COVID IS SO BIZARRE I don’t think people realise quite how odd this all is. The history of medicine is one of relentless improvement in health, against seemingly improbable odds. In my 30 years as a doctor, just some of the things I have seen:
They lowered the Gitmo McDonalds flag for Madeleine Albright
NYT: racial overtone CNN: racial undertone Politico: racially charged WaPo: racially tinged
I am normally content to RT others’ hot takes, but I am so shocked and appalled at @RishiSunak ‘s Spring Statement I have been moved to comment. A short thread.
So the chief exec of P&O, has openly said he knowingly broke the law, and that he would do the same thing again if he could go back in time. Surely this is grounds to disqualify him as a company director under the “fit and proper person” test?
“living with cholera” meant changing the sewage system in every city in the world. If you think “living with COVID” means pretending it doesn’t exist, I’ve got some bad news.
But then we would also protect ourselves from other airborne virus! I mean, if we go for this, what comes next? Pathogen-free water? Er… wait…
Read Becoming Abolitionists by Derecka Purnell on Twitter — twitter.com
Hear me out, what if instead of doing nothing, we did this
BREAKING 1.3 million Brits will be pulled into *absolute* poverty including half a million children, devastating analysis finds today. Resolution Foundation said working age household will see real income fall 4% next year, a record loss of £1,100.
Closing our eyes to covid won’t make it go away: a Cases of covid-19 and hospital admissions have been rising in England. Still, many of the people I speak to are unaware that we are potentially entering yet another wave of this coronavirus pandemic.
1/20 Tomorrow Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition, will be sentenced. The prosecutor’s office asked for 13 years of imprisonment. Below is a thread about how Alexei’s trial went and what he is accused of. Please share.
Corinne Fowler on Twitter — twitter.com
1. Many journalists are asking what the Royal family has to do with colonialism. I’ll just cover the basics. Elizabeth I gave her ships to English slave trading voyages by John Hawkins in the 1560s. Slave-trading didn’t begin in earnest, though, till the reign of Charles II.
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter — twitter.com
There is really a lot going on in this piece — definitely worth a read: Jacob Rees-Mogg to reduce government focus on ethical contracts — The Bharat Express News
Still receiving procurement requests for ‘staff already Security Cleared’. Completely against policy, completely unfair and totally dumb — provider lock-in
This is one of the most obscene things I’ve seen a western leader say since the war began. And I really couldn’t give a goddamn what someone’s view on Brexit is. No-one with integrity would make this comparison.
New docs show Johnson opened doors of City Hall to Lebedev, who pitched festival with “substantial support” from Kremlin He said he’d be “thrilled” if Lebedev’s papers could cover him positively And he received £7k of flights, accommodation and private cars in three years
It’s not fair that people paying for their own care are subsidising council funded residents. Anyone who can add up knows £387 million is not enough to fix this. Why isn’t the government listening?
Observe how reputation, credibilty and brand is built as corruption grows
Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦 on Twitter — twitter.com
Its now looking like the total amount the Kremlin backed Russian State News Agency — RIA Novosti — paid the Daily Telegraph to run Kremlin approved reports in the British newspaper may have reached as high as £10 million.
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The research into the gut microbiome and its relationship with our health is a relatively new and yet to be discovered area. From the evidence we have just how much of our wellbeing relies on us having a healthy gut and optimal food choices? This week’s Food for thought sees, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and best-selling author, Tim Spector and I delve deeper into the gut microbiome and how the food we eat interacts with our bodies. Plus for more information, visit Rhitrition.com and Instagram.com/Rhitrition.
Why might a person want a .eth address? What does one do with one?
Baumeister, Roy F. Citation Baumeister, R. F. (1987). How the self became a problem: A psychological review of historical research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52(1), 163–176. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.206
Traditional learning models are dead. Here’s a framework for a powerful way to learn:
What’s a good organising list system (like 1,2,3 or a,b,c) that isn’t hierarchical?
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Tools for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma — Part Three — Why Shamanism Now — A Practical Path to Authenticity — Overcast
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A Whale of a Tale about a Science Breakthrough Ignored for Decades — Atlas Obscura — www.atlasobscura.com
In 1981, Helene Marsh and her mentor discovered the truth about a basic biological process — but it took many researchers years to accept it.
The Arrogance of Humanism (1978/1981) David W. Ehrenfeld | In brief. David Ing. — ingbrief.wordpress.com
When one chooses a guiding philosophy of life — and the modern world has chosen humanism — one becomes responsible for all the consequences that flow from that choice. (David W. Ehrenfeld, 1981)
Being-In-the-Ohno-Circle: — stream.syscoi.com
Originally posted on Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at the Ohno Circle in light of Heidegger’s ideas. I will try to stay away from the neologisms used by Heidegger and will only scratch the surface of his deep insights. One of the…