systems change, convening, practice, leadership, sustainability, chat… SIX systems events coming up presented or facilitated by Benjamin Taylor

systems change, convening, practice, leadership, sustainability, chat… SIX systems events coming up presented or facilitated by Benjamin Taylor It me! I haven’t presented or run that many public events recently, and suddenly they all come at once. Here are six in the next couple of months — with info and booking links: “Later in the bar”Mon 23 May … Continue reading systems change, convening, practice, leadership, sustainability, chat… SIX systems events coming up presented or facilitated by Benjamin Taylor

More monkeys and bananas in organisation

Why do things carry on as they are in business? Why do we block innovation? And what can we do about it? I collect facetious trainer stories — the ones a cheerful slightly overweight trainer will tell with great relish as sources of insight… Take ten monkeys. Put them in a cage with a shiny metal slope. … Continue reading More monkeys and bananas in organisation

Apportunity 2022 — the solutions platform

What’s one question you would like this incredible lineup of thinkers and entrepreneurs to answer? Here’s a really exciting conference — one which is specifically about ‘finding solutions’ to pressing problems, using the power of innovation, entrepreneurship — and technology. Apportunity 2022 brings together the world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors and rising stars to collaborate and share … Continue reading Apportunity 2022 — the solutions platform

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #50

Meta-rationality, anti-war, systems thinking deep dive on Carbon Capture for the Systems Change Alliance, hosting the Public Sector Show, a system approach to identifying vulnerability, 'levelling up' - or not (and arguments against), a reality check on social care reform, a car for the Crown and no cooking and budgeting, an unmuffled scooter, the address … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #50

What is meta-rationality?

To work from facts and use theories, methods, and logic, we need to deal with the undefinability of the world. So if we want to get something done, we need to think about meta-rationality. Roughly following David Chapman’s scheme (see http://www.metarationality.com), we can think about the world as infinite nebulosity and limitless pattern. Diagram from … Continue reading What is meta-rationality?

Are you anti-war, or pro-peace?

I’ve been wanting for some time to write and post something about the distinction Jonathan Horwitz — who I’ve been lucky enough to learn from — makes between his time in the anti-War movement, and his time in the Peace movement. A couple of weeks ago, he did it better than I ever could, because it’s his story. I … Continue reading Are you anti-war, or pro-peace?

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #49

Things about public | service | transformation, systems | cybernetics | complexity, ethics in public life, fascinating things and, this week, a warm and lovely puppy.Nicely formatted at https://antlerboy.substack.com/publish/post/53754606 What I’ve learned from my puppy.Social media really is for sharing pet pictures — sorry, but there’s no way around it. It’s good to have something to chew … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #49

What I’ve learned from my puppy.

https://videopress.com/v/Nk5cJ4Ry?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Social media really is for sharing pet pictures — sorry, but there’s no way around it.It’s good to have something to chew on.A backlog of (pe)email can be very distracting.It’s easier to get into a tight corner than get out.No to-do list is more important than a cuddle.Sometimes it’s nice just to feel the breeze in … Continue reading What I’ve learned from my puppy.

Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #48

A high entropy edition with a high amount of valuable signal… many thanks to Sin Lu Tan who kept these newsletters and my LinkedIn/blog/Medium postings much better organised for these last few weeks!Nicely fromated as usual at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy Why can’t we talk the same language, when it’s so important?For change, management, innovation – for all … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #48

Why can’t we talk the same language, when it’s so important?

For change, management, innovation – for all our futures. You should listen to this 70-minute work-through of a US council meeting – in Springfield Massachusetts – with a commentary from Charles Marohn of Strong Towns. link (audio one third down) https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/12/13/two-different-languages transcript https://otter.ai/u/n6-YvQZRj8iQkvfN6vva_HERhTY Why on earth would you spend over an hour of your life … Continue reading Why can’t we talk the same language, when it’s so important?