Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #50

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Carbon Capture Deep Dive: A Systems Change Perspective May 28, 2022 ONLINE CONFERENCE — Systems Change Alliance | Systems Community of Inquiry
I’m excited to be facilitating a systems thinking session at this event Carbon Capture Deep Dive:A Systems Change PerspectiveMay 28, 2022ONLINE CONFERENCECarbon Capture Deep Dive — Systems Change Alliance Join Brian Von Herzen (Climate Foundation), Paul Streifeneder (Pleistocene and Permafrost Foundation), Kim Bye Bruun (Northern Lights), Benjamin Taylor and Laura Griffiths (Red Quadrant) and others…

public | service | transformation

SAVVI — a system approach to identifying vulnerability — Andrew Humphreys introduction
SAVVI — a system approach to identifying vulnerability Government Transformation | From The Public Service Transformation Academy and RedQuadrant

On Productivity
Analysis and ideas on addressing the gaps in economic performance across the UK

A reality check on proposed social care reform

Secretary of state set to gain new intervention powers over councils | Local Government Chronicle (LGC)
The secretary of state will be equipped with new powers to intervene in individual councils by capping their borrowing and forcing them to sell their

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter
My Living Will is that, should I become incapacitated or unable to advocate for myself, you can do anything you like with me or to me but do not, under any circumstances, allow me or my ‘needs’ to be Assessed.

Andrew Carter on Twitter: “Ok. What is the best argument(s) against devolution in the levelling up agenda? And saying it hasn’t been proven to work doesn’t count”
Ok. What is the best argument(s) against devolution in the levelling up agenda? And saying it hasn’t been proven to work doesn’t count

Andy Burnham on Twitter
The Speaker is right: Parliament requires radical reform. We need: PR for the Commons Abolition of the unelected Lords replaced by a Senate of the Nations and Regions Major devolution of power to the English regions

Beyond Therapy — Festival of Activism Against Child Sexual Abuse Tickets, Thu 19 May 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
Eventbrite — Beyond Therapy presents Beyond Therapy — Festival of Activism Against Child Sexual Abuse — Thursday, 19 May 2022 at Watershed, Bristol, Avon. Find event and ticket information.

✨ Prof Donna Hall ✨ on Twitter
To truly “level up” we need to end the historic disparity between people who work for a living & those with inherited property & wealth. Why is national insurance payable on the lowest of wages yet personal income from all sources isn’t? Imagine how public services could benefit

Ruth🕷🇺🇦 on Twitter

Monica Harding on Twitter
Downing street — one of the biggest, if not the biggest, law breaking venues in UK during the pandemic #Partygate Quote Tweet Paul Brand @PaulBrandITV · May 12 BREAKING: Met Police announce they have now made over 100 referrals for fixed penalty notices over partygate. That makes Downing Street one of the biggest — if not THE biggest — rule breaking venue in Britain.

Nick Macpherson on Twitter
A short thread on the history of direct taxes over the last century. The 1906 Liberal government introduced the principle that “unearned income” should be taxed at a higher rate than “earned income”. This was bad news for rentiers and capitalists. Better news for workers 1/

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter

Derek Thompson on Twitter
The optics here are exquisite. No notes. Quote Tweet Bloomberg UK @BloombergUK · May 10 Prince Charles announces the government’s top priority is to “help ease the cost-of-living for families,” with a promise to “level up opportunity in all parts of the country”

systems | cybernetics | complexity

Visualising the Field of Systems Practitioners — openmappr | network visualization | Systems Community of Inquiry
From Saskia Rysenbry, School of Systems Change Curator at Forum for the Future in the new LinkedIn group for existing… nodes on the map: Welcome new members of this group!Last year, the Illuminate Network set out to help visualise the field of systems change practitioners by using affinity mapping to create relationships through systems…

Toby Lowe on Twitter

Symbiosis: Beyond Sustainability Expo — Event by Global Regeneration CoLab May 14, 2022, May 14, 2022, 3:00 AM — 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
Symbiosis: Beyond Sustainability Expo (1) LinkedIn Symbiosis: Beyond Sustainability Expo Event by Global Regeneration CoLab May 14, 2022, 11:00 AM — May 15, 2022, 1:00 AM Online Event link About Symbiosis: Beyond Sustainability Expo : A showcase of the abundance and diversity of impact stories and projects in regeneration. Join to expand horizons on what regeneration […]

On knowing and understanding • Gaining Systemic Insight — Marcus Jenal
MAY 9, 2022, 7:38 A.M.On knowing and understanding Gaining Systemic Insight I have read a very interesting article recently on a concept called Tamkeen that is practised in Marokko. The article is called Beyond the magic — growing our understanding of societal metamorphosis and was written by Karima Kadaoui (Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development) […]

old man shakes fist at cloud — ‘Nolan principles!’

Become an FT subscriber to read: Dropping of UK audit bill from Queen’s Speech comes under fire
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Rory Stewart on Twitter
We have the most profound and bizarre psychological block against providing assistance to people in need in cash. We insist against all evidence that they will mostly waste it. In fact cash is the single most practical, efficient and effective intervention for improving lives. Quote Tweet Neal Owen @TheDainCurse · May 11 Replying to @JimMFelton From National Food Strategy for England 9:18 AM · May 12, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Rob Powell on Twitter
Jacob Rees-Mogg has four officials/advisers with him for his morning interviews about axing a fifth of the civil service. He says that is because he covers a “wide area of public policy” and adds two are special advisers & two are from the Cabinet Office.

chris beiser on Twitter
im a monarchy denialist. i simply do not believe the so-called “queen of england” is actually a queen. in fact, i believe she’s just a normal person dressed as a queen. we don’t have to go along with it. we can end this charade now.

Jonathan Jones on Twitter
My personal “highlights” from the Queen’s Speech. A Bill of Rights that goes much further than the government’s own independent review, will make it more difficult to enforce individual rights in the UK, and probably send more cases to the ECtHR in Strasbourg /1 2:00 PM · May 10, 2022·Twitter for iPhone 88 Retweets 5 Quote Tweets 214 Likes Tweet your reply Reply Jonathan Jones @SirJJQC · May 10 Replying to @SirJJQC A Brexit Freedoms Bill making it easier for Ministers to amend wide areas of “retained EU law” with limited involvement of Parliament; and making broad changes to the way such law is interpreted, with the risk of unintended consequences & legal uncertainty /2 3 26 89 Jonathan Jones @SirJJQC · May 10 Not specifically mentioned in the Speech, but the prospect of legislation to override the Northern Ireland Protocol, reviving concerns over the UK breaching its international treaty obligations & undermining relations with the EU

Peter Stefanovic on Twitter
We’ve now got “a border down the Irish Sea and rules for that part of this country set somewhere else” Lord Frost tells @GBNEWS Imagine his shock when he remembers he’s the one who negotiated it & Boris Johnson sold it to the public & Parliament as a negotiating triumph

Dr. Jack Brown on Twitter
BREAKING: In a brief re abortion, Supreme court Justices Amy Coney Barrett/Alito’s Draft, said US needs a “domestic supply of infants” to meet needs of parents seeking to adopt — that those who would otherwise abort must be made to carry to term — giving children up for adoption.

55 Tufton Official Spokesperson on Twitter
The UK has NO comprehensive policy to integrate: -electricity generation -upgrades to the grid -location and payment system for EV charging points -feeding in 000s of micro generation sites -and using EVs as energy sinks/sources

Ancient IT reportedly stopped Sunak raising benefits to keep pace with inflation |
Reports claim that chancellor was advised that payments of legacy benefits could only be increased once a year

‘Enforced childbirth is slavery’: Margaret Atwood on the right to abortion | Roe v Wade | The Guardian
The US supreme court draft ruling on abortion is an assault on fundamental individual freedoms. The Handmaid’s Tale author reflects on the issues at stake

DfT hires Capita to screen job applicants’ social-media accounts |
Candidates for roles at transport department will be subject to checks of their online posts

Clara Jeffery on Twitter
1/ Today we’re launching a special issue — 15 stories in total — on how Private Equity how has completely warped the US economy. 1 in 14 American workers now work for companies controlled by PE firm.

Layla Moran 🔶 on Twitter
Shireen was loved across the entire Arab world, regardless of which community. They should be allowed to mourn. The Israeli army storming the funeral like this completely unacceptable and I expect a full condemnation by @trussliz . But I know I won’t get it. Quote Tweet Al Jazeera English @AJEnglish · 3h “The Israeli army is asking people if they are Christian or Muslim. If you’re Muslim you weren’t allowed in.” — @ajimran Israeli occupation forces are attacking Palestinians during the funeral of killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Sarah Abdallah on Twitter
Israeli forces shot Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist Shereen Abu Akleh in the head today. She was wearing a blue press vest. This is a war crime. Where is the global outrage? Where are the calls for sanctions?

Kathy Evans on Twitter
First they wanted councils [and community orgs and charities] to be run and thought about as if they were private companies Then they wanted to control those private businesses like Russian oligarchs

California Investigating Oil Companies For Alleged Plastic Recycling Deception : NPR
California’s attorney general is investigating oil and gas companies for allegedly deceiving the public that most plastic can be recycled, citing NPR and PBS Frontline’s investigation of the industry.

the funnies

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter
Ah, so Outlook online allows you to attach files as proper attachments from OneDrive, but not from SharePoint. Yup, right, totally logical, OK, thanks. 1:30 PM · May 13, 2022·Buffer View Tweet analytics 3 Likes Tweet your reply Reply Adrian Reed @UKAdrianReed · 1h Replying to @antlerboy

Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “THIS is how scientific progress happens! Hurrah!!… “

mind expansion

The Wyrd of the Early Earth

The Abs-Tract Organization on Twitter
Was so proud to host @NordicSecret ‘s Tomas Bjorkman, a colleague in the metamodern space, and @andresintheory a representative of the leftist #MMT movement in an introductory convo. I mediate only slightly, and hint at the prospects and pitfalls of collab

Jack Shaw on Twitter
How many historians does Whitehall employ? Fewer than 40, according to the departments that responded to my Freedom of Information request. [Thread on policy-making and the expertise that’s valued in Westminster]

Metacognition as a Consequence of Competing Evolutionary Time Scales | Kuchling et al (2022) | Systems Community of Inquiry
Metacognition as a Consequence of Competing Evolutionary Time ScalesEntropy | Free Full-Text | Metacognition as a Consequence of Competing Evolutionary Time Scales | HTML Abstract Evolution is full of coevolving systems characterized by complex spatio-temporal interactions that lead to intertwined processes of adaptation. Yet, how adaptation across multiple levels of temporal scales and biological complexity…

Jeff Tang (Lisbon) 🏛🍊 on Twitter
There is no GTD, PARA, or Zettlkasten for collaboration yet Collaborative creativity and productivity is far less discovered than personal



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