Playing what isn’t there

Miles Davis created his unique sound by “playing what wasn’t there”. He had an approach that used notes as signposts, not as instructions. In the industrial economy, we played the notes. A whole industry was developed creating business plans, business qualifications, and consulting offers based around this approach. It worked really well as long asContinue reading “Playing what isn’t there”

Dependence, Independence, Interdependence and Permission

Most of us are brought up to be dependent – on other’s approval, on “experts”, and to needing permission. In the industrial era, it made sense, hierarchies were effective means of command and control, and compliance meant the difference between earning a living, or not. As technology and social structures changed, we moved towards greaterContinue reading “Dependence, Independence, Interdependence and Permission”