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:
There is probably no other universal celebration than the coming of a new year. I have been thinking about how we could celebrate the new year: as simply the inevitable passing of another 365 days, or use it as a convenient point in time to reflect on what is more...
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Posts about models and frameworks:
David Dale's blog post on the Sydney Morning Herald provides food (and stats) for thought. My 10 minute take on what the patterns are: Important reference books (Guinness World Records:2007) which makes great gifts for just about anyone, even if you don't remember...
I just realised what the fundamental problem with renewable energy is: it is free and there is a limitless supply of it. Our current economic model is based on profits from scarcity. If no one can make (big) renewable bucks from renewable energy, no business-as-usual...
I have been increasingly uncomfortable with the word “consulting” lately… I wonder what the alternatives are? Consultant: “I am the expert. I will tell you the right answers. I will implement for you the right solutions. You hand me the responsibility to fix it.”...
I came across this exemplar of a business that stood out because its services are actually designed for the convenience of customers. Upgradeable.com.au sells memory upgrades for all sorts of computers - from ancient ones that ought to be replaced, to the latest and...
Company structures may well still be based on the factory model. But the cogs of the machine, the workers, are no longer the illiterate and externally-motivated unwashed. In fact, most knowledge workers these days do wash! It is no longer sufficient to blindly follow...
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