Multifaceted Interests

Understanding Complexity Humanity Ingenuity Efficiency Efficacy

I am interested in:

  • Understanding people, systems, interactions.
  • Transforming chaos and complexity.
  • Designing to embrace the messiness of humanity.
  • Fostering and leveraging the innate creativity of people.
  • Enabling efficacy and resilience of individuals and teams.

I like models for understanding and working with:

  • People and emotions
  • Systems and relationships
  • Analysing situations
  • Solving problems
  • Getting things done more effectively

Most recent blog post:

Three ways to manipulate the media

Three ways to manipulate the media

This is interesting write-up about Kellyanne Conway’s media manipulation techniques: http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/media/kellyanne-conway-banned-from-msnbcs-morning-joe-news-show/news-story/e0b6a3a7fcecd1cd1ee1482f1556c62c The bit towards the bottom “HOW...

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Posts about models and frameworks:

Rethinking innovation – Part 7: Long-term thinking and imagination

Skip to the starting post of this 12 part series. "Think long-term" and "imagine what you can make happen." (From this list.) I believe one key reason most businesses shy away innovation is the lack of a direct relationship to the immediate bottom line. Innovation is...

Commission-based remuneration kills creativity

This is a follow-on thought from my post on Daniel Pink's TED talk. Research has shown that the Carrots & Sticks approach to motivating people actually destroys their creativity. What does this say about jobs where the issue of money, of being paid a decent salary, is...

The iPad is boring

Actually no. I am not that excited by the iPad. Not as a thing, a fashion accessory or the fad. Technically it has little interest - like an iPhone but bigger and no phone. It's quite thin, and beautifully executed as a piece of industrial design (barring concerns...

The Internet: creativity, connectedness, & generosity

This is a quick snip snip of the choicest bits, the bits that stood out for me as I was reading this article, “Nice and nasty does it: Shirky the 'net guru' on what the future holds” by Decca Aitkenhead in the Sydney Morning Herald: "And to put it in one bleak...

Acceptance or denial – it’s our choice

As we gain knowledge exponentially, we also uncover more ambiguities. We discover that life is not black and white, but rather infinite shades of gray. To some of us, this is an incredibly exciting time. With infinite diversity, combinations, alternatives, and...

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