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:

A big psychological step forward for robocars

A big psychological step forward for robocars

GM has announced self-driving cars with no steering wheels or pedals. Laws aside, this is significant move from a psychological safety perspective. Steering wheels and pedals in cars have always signalled control to users. Even when they are not actively used in...

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Posts about models and frameworks:

At Poznan, no one is listening

“At the world climate change summit, few delegates paid attention to the tale of oil's inevitable demise” writes Jeremy Leggett of The Guardian. Of particular interest: Here is the bottom line. At oil prices below around $70 a barrel, producing oil becomes uneconomic...

Four turbulent characteristics

According to Paul Bracken in his article Futurizing Business Education (Futurist magazine July-August 2008), there are four major characteristics of the turbulent world businesses are faced with today: Technology – rapidly and dramatically transforms industries....

A twittering experiment

I am going to use my twitter feed - - to deliver a constant stream of visual, aural, emotive, olfactory snippets of nows. As a source of idea germs, to spark divergent thinking. In response to my article Problem solving model: Four phases on...

Cats’ teeth – teaching facts vs thinking skills

Do cats have molars? What are the implications of an anecdote like this on teaching and learning? Facts and raw data can be had easily. The memorisation/regurgitation of such is perhaps of decreasing importance. Perhaps it is only sufficient to remember...

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