Category Archives: Adaptability

#Trump – New Mechanics Of Power

The only thing that seems to be predictable, is unpredictability itself. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, a fact that will please some and displease others. Whatever our view of the results of the election, … Continue reading

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A Question Of Scale

I took part in an interesting session today, talking about scale. It’s interesting to think about how things scale: we are used to talking about it in terms of technology, can you scale the number of users, can you expand … Continue reading

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Seattle: An Architecture Of Innovation

Amazon are building a forest: in the heart of downtown Seattle, beauty emerges, a convoluted scaffolding, sharp sunlight glinting off glass, anodised steel forming perfect spheres. A new building, an architecture of innovation. Three interlinked spheres that will form meeting … Continue reading

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Resilience: early stage #WorkingOutLoud

I am working on a new idea around resilience: it’s a future state piece, about the intersection of next generation technology, individual psychology, system adaptability, social filtering (and machine filtering) and other aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation could contribute … Continue reading

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Subverting The System

When we look at the behaviours of Social Learning communities, or the behaviours we see in the communities around Social Leadership, we see many that carry positive connotations: nurturing, enabling, challenging, supporting, storytelling, sharing, and rehearsing. But one behaviour stands … Continue reading

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The Limits of Hierarchy: Brittle Systems

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks exploring the space of ‘Black Swan’ events and the limits of hierarchy. At the heart of the framework are a series of counterpoint notions: Known Frames (the context we operate within) … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Prototyping

I’ve decided not to fight it: the Safari will dominate my thinking and writing this week. Instead of trying to craft a coherent narrative around it, i’m going to use this as a #WorkingOutLoud space, warts and all, to narrate … Continue reading

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