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 micro-build of an arch building with smaller internal cylinders. The cylinders could be elevator tubes and...
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Posts about models and frameworks:
“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...
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....
I am going to use my twitter feed - http://twitter.com/zern - 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...
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...
This post on 437signals will come as a surprise to some. The MacBook Air, despite all its lacks, is selling well. The soft stuff, the emotive stuff, is what matters. A huge part of any purchase decision is emotive and irrational. From a completely rational viewpoint,...
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