Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #8

Top phive of the week

Why is Benjamin P Taylor known as @antlerboy? | Racket
Why is Benjamin P Taylor known as @antlerboy? by @antlerboy


Sillitto, Dori et al — a series of papers on defining ‘system’

An Assessment of the Adequacy of Common Definitions of the Concept of System — Salado and Kulkarni (2021)

Creative Systemic Research, Susu Nousala + Jelena Sucic (ST-ON 2021–02–08) — Coevolving Innovations

Entropy | Earth’s Complexity Is Non-Computable: The Limits of Scaling Laws, Nonlinearity and Chaos | Roubin (2021)


Agenda now finalised for Government Outcomes Lab Social Outcomes Conference 2021

Benjamin Taylor: Tips on making place-based working work | Local Government Chronicle (LGC)
Failure is overdetermined in integration projects but some things really do work, writes the chief executive of the Public Service Transformation Academy.

Ethics in public service

Was Dawn Butler right about Boris Johnson ‘lying’ to Parliament? — Full Fact

Mayor of London on Twitter: “Places I’m going to keep wearing my mask 👇🏾 Public transport Shops Queues Indoor crowded spaces Why? Because face masks work, and this pandemic isn’t over. Please do whatever you can to protect yourself, and those around you.”

Environmental and social justice

What might Coordinated System-Wide Climate Emergency Activity look like?
Originally posted on Context As we know, the response to the climate change emergency is such a ferociously complicated system problem that no-one can solve it on their own; all must play a part.? But the disparate nature of different organisations and the very many different things that need to happen can…

Dalian Atkinson: Living at speed on and off the pitch — BBC News
Fast cars and girls were of equal importance to football in the early career of Dalian Atkinson.

More brain food


When “Worldview” Thinking Becomes a Crutch | John Ehrett (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry
An evangelical Roman Catholic perspective on the idea of interconnecteedness of ideas, worldviews, (in)commensurability and development of interpretation over time.


Escape to Victory: The Ipswich footballers who made a cult classic — BBC News
How did a group of Ipswich Town players end up starring in a film with Pele, Stallone and Caine?



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