Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #43

Benjamin P. Taylor
14 min readMar 25, 2022

Government-funded systems thinking practitioner learning — and… more :-)

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Taking systems thinking practice to a new levelchosen-path.org

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 →

Why I Am Against Capitalisation (Or, Actually, Capitals)chosen-path.org

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) →

Exploring a holistic approach to levelling up

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In this post, Renasi’s new Place-Based Project Manager Kezia Jackson-Harman reflects on recent conversations about holistic employment services. Read more here.

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Case studies of public-service community partnerships

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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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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 MOLDstream.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 YouTubestream.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 […]

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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 andstream.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 | ZKMstream.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 — Renaisistream.syscoi.com
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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

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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 — Subconsciousstream.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 — Boundarylessstream.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 virtualstream.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 thinkingstream.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 […]

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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.…

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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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In case you wondered why ‘antlerboy’: https://bit.ly/3ue3F18

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A silver diobol — it is a cute little Greek ancient coin, it was minted in the city of Fokaja (Phokaia), Jonia, the coin was minted in 521–478 BC.

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The Rotunda of Thessaloniki. A marvel of Late Roman architecture, constructed around the 300 AD by Galerius.

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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.

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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?!

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Well, *I* particularly liked him in Count Arthur Strong…

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Displaying this quote in your coffee shop, as if it were a celebration of caffeine rather than a lament for wasted life, is a bold move

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Roman statue of greyhounds playing. 2nd C. BCE

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Louis Armstrong and VP Nixon. Nixon unknowingly became a drug mule so Armstrong could get suitcases of weed through the airport. (1958)

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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

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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 cROnickLeRtwitter.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:

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They lowered the Gitmo McDonalds flag for Madeleine Albright

Christopher Ingraham on Twitter

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NYT: racial overtone CNN: racial undertone Politico: racially charged WaPo: racially tinged

Michael Jacobs on Twitter

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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.

Sarah O’Connor on Twitter

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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?

Al Murray — DKMS.ORG.UK 🇺🇦 on Twittertwitter.com
YES THAT’S THE BEST PICTURE YES LET’S GO WITH THAT

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FBI sends a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. threatening to ruin his life and also telling him to commit die(1964)

Michael “oplopanax” Coyle on Twitter

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“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.

Facts Central 🇺🇦 on Twitter

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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 Twittertwitter.com
Hear me out, what if instead of doing nothing, we did this

Dan Bloom on Twitter

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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.

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Extraordinary letter in @ft from former UK defence attaché at Moscow embassy — we warned you about Putin but you listened to the City instead

Kit Yates on Twitter

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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.

Кира Ярмыш on Twitter

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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.

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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.

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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

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Still receiving procurement requests for ‘staff already Security Cleared’. Completely against policy, completely unfair and totally dumb — provider lock-in

Ian Dunt on Twitter

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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.

Gabriel Pogrund on Twitter

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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

Sara Livadeas on Twitter

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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?

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Observe how reputation, credibilty and brand is built as corruption grows

Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦 on Twittertwitter.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.

more brain food

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I think about this tweet all the time.

‎Food For Thought: How Food Changes Weight

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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.

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Why might a person want a .eth address? What does one do with one?

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The ruins of the Roman bath of Viminacium, Serbia #romanarchaeology #RomanEmpire

How the self became a problem

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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/10.1037/0022-3514.52.1.163

Sahil Bloom on Twitter

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Traditional learning models are dead. Here’s a framework for a powerful way to learn:

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

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What’s a good organising list system (like 1,2,3 or a,b,c) that isn’t hierarchical?

Studying reveals the impact of incentives — The Effectiveness Exchange

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Effective Exchange is a leading business transformation and efficiency discussion forum and consultancy. Howard Clark has over 20 years Business Transformation working in Government, Commercial and Education sectors.

Tools for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma — Part Three — Why Shamanism Now — A Practical Path to Authenticity — Overcast

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The Deep Liberation Process is time tested over 30 years and fine-tuned online with 950+ people. The core of its uniqueness is a fractal clearing process that allows you to navigate to the root of stuck patterns, stories and beliefs that uproot your healthy grounding and boundaries and reclaim your freedom to act in alignment with your authenticity and purpose. They also prepare you to step into the Shadow Transformation Process and completely transform what feels impossible to change. Join us for the final part of our series as we look at what we need to learn and do together to co-create a sustainable, just, and free way of life together? Author and practitioner, Langston Kahn, and host, Christina Pratt, explore the potential of the Deep Liberation Process skillset to support us in shadow transformation and ancestral healing. Together we can step into the fierce, unyielding heart of transformative love and restorative justice with anyone who will step into it with us.

A Whale of a Tale about a Science Breakthrough Ignored for Decades — Atlas Obscurawww.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)

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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…

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