Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #70

Benjamin P. Taylor
9 min readDec 16, 2022

Hello!

Revue is closing down, sadly! If you’re a subscriber I will be emailing you direct to ask how to transfer your membership. It won’t be as easy to aggregate my sharing of stuff from January 18, 2023, but we will find a way!

Help me find my best LinkedIn post? Here’s a mini World Cup :-)

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This first one is the ‘group of death’:

1) How do we stop ‘doomed to succeed’ ‘death march’ projects?

2) I believe that the future of work is — no jobs.

3) What’s your most controversial view about digital transformation?

4) Sociopaths and scandals: have you ever been taken for a mug? Lied to, manipulated?

Voting closes Saturday 17 December about 8am UK time :-) The winner goes on to play the winner of the ‘wildcard group’…

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Is this the start of a seismic shift in social care? — Community Catalystswww.publicservicetransformation.org

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what’s happening

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literally everything that happened in 2022

Bear Nation — by Drew Schornoarcove.substack.com
Biological hibernation patterns, obesity, and bipolar seasonality

Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn

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I am so unutterably sick and tired of trying to get paid for government work :-(

Mostly it is fine — average time to get paid 74 days (was 125 days this time last year), but when it goes wrong — just spent time chasing payments from 2019 and 2020… for the 21st time…

Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn

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On of the things that I think is really destructive as a public sector supplier is ‘Priority Supplier Programmes’ and the like.

Public sector bodies now want to charge their suppliers for speedy payment and enhanced access to… uh… their finance people :-(

Should be illegal

Of course there is a place for invoice factoring, I guess (always dubious), but when a client writes ‘we expect our primary suppliers to sign up for this’, it becomes a little arm-twisty for my taste. And if it really becomes a requirement then, like social value, it will mostly just be factored into the price!

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Hefted sheep https://bit.ly/3znv8PE

Hefting is a traditional method of managing flocks of sheep on large areas of common land and communal grazing. Initially, sheep had to be kept in an unfenced area of land by constant shepherding. Over time this has become learned behaviour…

Saving the Galapagos ‘Fantastic Giant Tortoise’ from extinction

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After the surprise discovery of a living Galapagos giant tortoise Chelonoidis phantasticus, discover how we plan to help the species make a comeback.

You Don’t Have a Lizard Brain — Daniel Tokerthebrainscientist.com
Despite our best intentions, scientists sometimes make a very basic mistake: we look for what makes humans unique. Certainly, humans are not just unique, but extraordinary. Nothing else in the known universe has produced art, science, technology, or civilization. But, our history of searching for how, precisely, we came to be exceptional has often led to…

Ghost Acres: Tulare Lake and the Past Future of Food || Pipe Wrenchpipewrenchmag.com
The Yokuts people have witnessed it all. The land — and its ghost lake — occupies a central place in their culture and memory.

Switching to salt substitutes could save thousands of lives, landmark study shows | News | The Timeswww.thetimes.co.uk
Replacing salt with a common substitute could prevent thousands of strokes and heart attacks in the UK each year, a landmark study suggests.Salt substitutes co

Reimagine book offer — Stepping Upwww.steppingupjourney.com
Ready to reimagine American identity? This e-book by Greg Thomas, Amiel Handelsman, and Jewel Kinch-Thomas will allow you to Explore a nuanced approach to America’s racial reckoning. Discover the blues/jazz approach and how it relates to today’s complex challenges.

Pete Davis: The Case for Commitment in an Age of “Infinite Browsing”www.strongtowns.org

The advice to “keep your options open” is having a negative impact on our cities. Here’s why.

Interesting parallel to #systemsconvening (interviewed by @clmarohn one of the systems convenors). This and Peter Block’s concept of community organising seem amongst the most connected.

Pete Davis: The Case for Commitment in an Age of “Infinite Browsing”

IR35: HMRC claims ‘potential’ legislative change in pipeline to address settlement offset issue | TechTargetwww.computerweekly.com
HMRC claims work on a ‘potential legislative solution’ is underway to ensure it does not collect more tax than is due when end-user organisations are found to have made errors in determining the IR35 status of their contractors.

Extending the Predictive Mind | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Woman who remortgaged home to open dementia day centre plans second site — Liverpool Echowww.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Rosie was a teenage carer for her nan and left school with no GCSEs

The Tyranny of Metrics | Princeton University Presspress.princeton.edu
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Efficiency — who’s judging? — National Audit Office (NAO) insightwww.nao.org.uk
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Adrian O’Gara on LinkedIwww.linkedin.com
Your Christmas spirit and support is required… My festive cheer is rising high and I want to do more to help those who help others. Do you know any… | 26 comments on LinkedIn

The Science of Underground Kingdoms | www.caltech.eduwww.caltech.edu
Caltech’s Jose Andrade and Joe Parker look at how ants dig tunnels, and come up with some surprising results.

Preview | Toward a theory of multifunctional liberalism: Systems-theoretical reflections on the nature of statehood | Systems Community of Inquirystream.syscoi.com
Roth S. and Valentinov V. (in press), Toward a theory of multifunctional liberalism: Systems-theoretical reflections on the nature of statehood, Systems Research and Behavioral Science.

Full article: Application of perceptual control theory to a Beer Game supply chain model — White, Brodie and Censlive (2022) | Systems Community of Inquiry

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Anthony S. White, Lindsey Brodie & Michael Censlive 4 Dec 2022 Full article: Application of perceptual control theory to a Beer Game supply chain model

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter

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“One of the things that I think is really destructive as a public sector supplier is ‘Priority Supplier Programmes’ and the like. Public sector bodies now want to charge their suppliers for speedy payment and enhanced access to… uh… their finance people :-( Should be illegal”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “RT @BrexitBin@universeodon.com So it’s official. EU Freedom of Movement did not reduce local wages or take local jobs. In fact, without Freedom of Movement, most jobs formerly done by EU nationals simply won’t exist anymore — which will shrink the UK economy and cultural (1/2)” / Twitter

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“RT @BrexitBin@universeodon.com So it’s official. EU Freedom of Movement did not reduce local wages or take local jobs. In fact, without Freedom of Movement, most jobs formerly done by EU nationals simply won’t exist anymore — which will shrink the UK economy and cultural “landscape even further. #BrexitReality https://t.co/28k65l9Prl https://t.co/RNQRkr6XQG (2/2)”

A brief history of ‘mindf*cking’twitter.com
“A brief history of ‘mindf*cking’ https://t.co/4GWLWlEgTI”

Antoinette Weibel on LinkedInwww.linkedin.com
Seventeen — 17! — years since and we still debate about „evil #bureaucracy“, more #markets and even more refined contracting (yes the blockchain is going to… | 30 comments on LinkedIn

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “RT @gerrymcgovern@mastodon.green Half of UK IT leaders say data storage costs are ‘unsustainable’ Companies are spending a large chunk of tech budget on storage and management of information, and costs are on the up. https://t.co/CAKw4Enz65 https://t.co/vNVgtuijs1" / Twitter

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“RT @gerrymcgovern@mastodon.green Half of UK IT leaders say data storage costs are ‘unsustainable’ Companies are spending a large chunk of tech budget on storage and management of information, and costs are on the up. https://t.co/CAKw4Enz65 https://t.co/vNVgtuijs1”

Science and Design of Problem Solving Systems — Janos Korn (2022) | Systems Community of Inquirystream.syscoi.com
The book is about an empirical, systems theory of a general, systemic/structural view of parts of the world integrated with creative problem solving procedure with the latter generating a ‘product and systems’ design method. As an alternative to the speculative and fragmented nature of current ‘systems thinking’ and practice, the book proposes three principles of…

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “Is this the start of a seismic shift in social care? — Community Catalysts https://t.co/e1f6TNDyTj" / Twitter

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“Is this the start of a seismic shift in social care? — Community Catalysts https://t.co/e1f6TNDyTj”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “Understanding the impact of devolution in Greater Manchester on health https://t.co/RBs4dyLClC" / Twitter

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“Understanding the impact of devolution in Greater Manchester on health https://t.co/RBs4dyLClC”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “The race for Second Place (and last but one, 7th) https://t.co/vpGi2NUQxM" / Twitter

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“The race for Second Place (and last but one, 7th) https://t.co/vpGi2NUQxM”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “Centralisation is inevitable in the United Kingdom, unless there are radical reforms which no government will make https://t.co/4SA9dkB5SX" / Twitter

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“Centralisation is inevitable in the United Kingdom, unless there are radical reforms which no government will make https://t.co/4SA9dkB5SX”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “Preview | Toward a theory of multifunctional liberalism: Systems-theoretical reflections on the nature of statehood https://t.co/7vuUCEF3Nk" / Twitter

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“Preview | Toward a theory of multifunctional liberalism: Systems-theoretical reflections on the nature of statehood https://t.co/7vuUCEF3Nk”

Benjamin P. Taylor @antlerboy@mastodon.social on Twitter: “The ‘Supermarket shelf’ analogy https://t.co/nH0iSAFcOh" / Twitter

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“The ‘Supermarket shelf’ analogy https://t.co/nH0iSAFcOh”

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