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:

Empathy in electronic communications

Empathy in electronic communications

Empathy and connection works in electronic communications too. It just takes us a bit of time to adapt. I really do believe that the more we spend time on these communication channels, the more we will adapt our inherent empathy and connection abilities to them....

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Posts about models and frameworks:

Fashion designer fantasies and eating disorders

I came upon these two "No Thinspiration" blog posts recently while doing some research on eating disorders*: The stunning size 12 model branded ‘too fat’ for TV competition Marianne Berglund from ‘Make me a super model’ TV show The comments are quite telling - so many...

The stimuli behaviour cycle

This is something I sketched up a couple of weeks ago: Our subconscious determines our very first and immediate reaction to a given stimuli. This generates raw feelings. We cannot help but react at this level to the stimuli. Once we are aware of the stimuli, and note...

Only your wallet can tell the difference

I just saw a car ad on TV. It showed two identical 4WDs side by side. One was labelled "2007", the other "2006". The premise of the ad was: the 2006 model is great value because you can't tell it apart from the 2007 model and it is so much cheaper. This of course...

Traditional org chart vs value nets

We are all used to seeing organisation pyramidal charts that look like this: Here is another "model" I call the value net. I think value nets are the emerging new way of working. Each value net is made up of a mesh of various discrete value chains. Every individual...

Keeping score vs satisfaction

"..numbers were useful only in keeping score, not in judging satisfaction." Robert Ludlum's in his novel The Altman Code. I am thinking of the myriad of business/entrepreneur/etc awards out there that continue to celebrate money-making above all else. Boring. Now what...

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