All posts tagged “Complexity

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Refracting Ideas

In physics, refraction is the change in direction of a wave passing from one medium to another or from a gradual change in the medium. Today, in times of rapid and unpredictable change, we are all a form of medium. We take in ideas in one form, and turn them into something… Read More

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Calling the Island to you

Orienting ourselves, our careers and our businesses at the current time is at best confusing and at worst worrying. Our conventional methods – product design, market segmentation, channels – all seem to go awry, buffeted by the storms of geopolitics, platform technologies, attitudes to work… Read More

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An Illusion of Control

The industrial era was obsessed with measurement and control. A mechanistic mindset, with people and planet as predictable, cause-and-effect management. Complicated. We have educated our children for over five generations based on this principle, and schooled them in getting things right, with little room for… Read More