Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #9

Top phive of the week

Illuminate Luminary Fund | Illuminate

  1. New Systems Change Learning Communities: Regional or thematic communities of practice in new geographic locations (outside of the UK, US and Canada)
  2. New Edgy Inquiries: Inquiries about the edges of the field of systems change practice

Systems convening: leadership for the 21st century | Centre For Public Impact (CPI)

systems | complexity | cybernetics

The Case of the Distinguished Observer:

Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Midgley and Pinzon (20110)

Soft Systems Methodology: Puzzles and Organisations — Neil Richardson

public | service | transformation

Centre for Public Impact webinar, community of practice and knowledge base — Meaningful Measurement

New Demos report: The Social State: From Transactional to Relational Public Services

Organisational development / transformation

Riding the Waves of Change: Developing Managerial Competencies for a Turbulent World — Gareth Morgan (1988)

Ethics in public service

Cop26 president Alok Sharma flew to 30 countries in 7 months | Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021 | The Guardian
Minister responsible for climate conference travelled mainly during winter and spring and did not isolate

Environmental and social justice

New Report: Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice | Tatiana Fraser and Juniper Glass (2020)

Ecofeminism and Systems Thinking — 1st Edition — Anne Stephens (2015)

The Systems Movement: Engaging Communities with Traditions and Diversity, Gary S. Metcalf (ST-ON 2021–01–11) — Coevolving Innovations

Nature Is Not a Machine — We Treat It So at Our Peril

More brain food

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet | Archaeology | The Guardian
Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras

Boundary Objects: A Field Guide — Sveta Stoytcheva
source: Part I: What is a Boundary Object?

Nevermind the nectar: Hummingbird beaks evolving for fighting, rather than feeding | Science & Tech News | Sky News
Some male hummingbirds are developing weaponised bills, making them less efficient feeders but more ferocious fighters.

Alan Watts — Being in the Way — Ep. 2 — Dropping Out From Karma — Be Here Now Network 2021

Manhattan Project Voices
“Voices of the Manhattan Project” is a joint project by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the Los Alamos Historical Society to create a public archive of our oral history collections of Manhattan Project veterans and their families.


The Loving Trap
In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic pa…



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