Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #16

a bumper pack this week!
Top phive of the week
What question would you like to have answered about ‘conscious organisation’?On 7-8 October I’m proud to be hosting an event that brings together 14 of the most incredible thinkers – well, 13 and myself 😊 This is going to be an engaging event, not a carousel of powerpoints, we’ll be learning together. I have two brilliant offers I can share as conference convener: ONE – … Continue reading What question would you like to have answered about ‘conscious organisation’? →chosen-path.org
New cohorts for the RedQuadrant tool shed start soonNew cohorts for the RedQuadrant tool shed start soon If you want to join me and a small cohort of brilliant people doing real transformations (in teams, organisations, wider systems and society, people — and them selves) then please email me urgently at benjamin.taylor@redquadrant.com More information including costs and commitments is here: An invitation to the RedQuadrant tool shedAn … Continue reading New cohorts for the RedQuadrant tool shed start soon →chosen-path.org
I am trying to write“Me, trying to elucidate in long-form writing what I’d put into a single sentence on LinkedIn or Twitter.… ”twitter.com
What Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera can teach us about organisations and changeGabriel Garcia Marquez knew a thing or two about management. And about and change management. Notice how in this extract, the secretary, who ‘only has a job from charity’, bides her time and carefully shares her insights with the boss through a channel and in a way that might be accepted. In this story, the … Continue reading What Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera can teach us about organisations and change →chosen-path.org
EGO TO ECOI’m intrigued and excited by the potential of the ‘ego to eco’ movement. That’s my card – get yours here: http://www.bit.ly/EgotoEco More: Ego to Eco https://bit.ly/3zrPnec Pech kucha: https://bit.ly/3krGjS4 Story: https://bit.ly/2Z7Y4O7chosen-path.org
Schon’s swampy lowlandsThe dilemma of rigor or relevance. In the varied topography of professional practice, there is a high, hard ground overlooking a swamp. On the high ground… 13 comments on LinkedInwww.linkedin.com
systems | complexity | cybernetics
Abeba Birhane on Twitter“Every definition has a fundamental weaknesses: it excludes and limits” von Foerstertwitter.com
Jack Martin Leith: Large Group Intervention Methods – A Brief History (image)stream.syscoi.com
Very Bad Wizards podcast 217: Dropping Paradigms (Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”)Very Bad Wizards 217: Dropping Paradigms (Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”) July 20, 2021 verybadwizards.com/217stream.syscoi.com
Thea Snow on Twitter: “I really believe that many of world’s greatest problems are caused – at least in part – by the fact that we continue to count, measure and value the wrong things in the wrong ways.” – and replies by ‘Fluffbuster’I really believe that many of world’s greatest problems are caused – at least in part – by the fact that we continue to count, measure and value the wrong things in the wrong ways. (3) Thea Snow on Twitter: “I really believe that many of world’s greatest problems are caused – at least in […]stream.syscoi.com
Late Great Engineers: Norbert Wiener – father of cybernetics | The Engineer The EngineerLate Great Engineers: Norbert Wiener – father of cybernetics By The Engineer 15th September 2021 8:00 am Late Great Engineers: Norbert Wiener – father of cybernetics | The Engineer The Engineerstream.syscoi.com
“Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: The Long Historical View” – Ronald Kline | Norbert Wiener Learning Center“Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: The Long Historical View” – Ronald Kline “Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: The Long Historical View” – Ronald Kline | Norbert Wiener Learning Centerstream.syscoi.com
I wish it was over, but it isn’t.203 deaths reported in the UK today. Let’s be absolutely clear: COVID-19 is ‘over’ in much the same way “Brexit” isn’t. Coronavirus – Worldometer…www.linkedin.com
LinkedIn may be the nerdiest social network – but its strategy is workingThe tragedy, for me, is that in effectively killing off their groups function and optimising time on site/engagement time in a single-stream, algorithm-driven…www.linkedin.com
Public service transformation
The role of local authorities in Integrated Care Systems (ICS) – Anja Beriro, brownejacobsonAn interesting piece from PSTA informal partners, brownejacobson https://www.brownejacobson.com/about-us/news-and-media/published-articles/2021/09/public-sector-the-role-of-local-authorities-in-integrated-care-systems-icsThe post The role of local authorities in Integrated Care Systems (ICS) – Anja Beriro, brownejacobson appeared first on PSTA.www.publicservicetransformation.org
Mark Neary on Twitter (1)Just once, could we have a social care photo where the person is on their XBox with their support worker (who’s not in a uniform), or dancing to Abba’s new song, or sharing a pizza at the dining table? In their own home.twitter.com
Local government still in the dark over social care funding | Public FinanceThe recently announced social care reforms are welcome, but councils are still in the dark over how long-term care will be funded, says Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit. – Long form article, Social care, social care reform, National Insurance, Taxation, local government funding, Health, Local governmentwww.publicfinance.co.uk
The Ministry of SlogansThe axing of the #localgov from the name speaks volumes about the current Govt’s lack of concern about local services – ironically the services and the tier of government that does most to support ‘left-behind’ people and places.twitter.com
Mark Neary on Twitter (2)Disappointing email just received from new DP manager. I thought she was going to be better than the last one, but I suspect the culture of distrust runs deep. I sent off the DP audit forms last week & have stuck to the Care Act Guidance around the issue of “burdensome.” 1/twitter.com
Helen Pidd on TwitterManchester Piccadilly to Leeds is roughly the same distance as London Paddington to Reading (42 miles) and yet my train takes 1 hr 14 and the latter journey can be done in 23 minutes.twitter.com
Ethics in public service
I’m sorry there’s so much of this. Maybe I should lay off, it certainly doesn’t inspire me!
The state of the nationCovid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school https://bit.ly/39oaC67 Boris Johnson dumps dream of US trade deal 4 years after saying we’d be ‘first’ https://bit.ly/3EE37Gi But there is a big flag in the picture so… yay?twitter.com
The Facebook face spycamSimply incredible—all 5 of the “third party” privacy and consumer groups Facebook said it consulted before rolling out its Ray Ban AR camera glasses to ensure privacy was “baked in” from the start are funded by Facebook. Every single one of them.twitter.com
U.S. Dispatches Condolence Drones To Middle East Following Civilian CasualtiesWASHINGTON—In an effort to limit the fallout from any unintended collateral damage, the Pentagon has dispatched a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles to the Middle East specially designed to express condolences for the civilian casualties of U.S. drone airstrikes, sources confirmed Wednesday.www.theonion.com
The new Northern Line extension in Battersea is finance from public housingThe Tube has been financed through a deal between Wandsworth Conservatives & developers. Section 106, the tax on developers we use to build social housing was instead spent on the Tube. £266.4million of it. A large reason why Nine Elms will produce only 15% ‘affordable’ housingtwitter.com
Setting an example“Boris “no mask” Johnson. Almost lost his life once already. It’s literally his job to set an example… ”twitter.com
“Brutal leader in the Times”“Did they mention ‘the conservative and *unionist* party’?… ”twitter.com
The pathology of FacebookCory Doctorow on Twitter: “#Facebook is a rotten company, rotten from the top down, its founder, board and top execs are sociopaths and monsters, committers of non-hyperbolic, no-fooling crimes against humanity. They lie, they cheat, they steal. They are some of history’s greatest villains. 1/… https://t.co/PKZsSfFQ6S”twitter.com
Independent regulators?Government no longer wants independent regulators: eg Ofcom and the Charity Commission. It no longer wants independent institutions: eg the BBC and the Metropolitan Police. We need to stop this tide – it’s why we are suing @NadineDorries .twitter.com
Vaccine justice?UK took 500,000 vaccines from COVAX. Experts worry it could take morewww.devex.com
Johnson’s claim Dutch PM offered to mediate in Brexit row not true, say sources | Brexit | The GuardianInsiders reject inference of division among EU members on Northern Ireland issuewww.theguardian.com
Food is being thrown awaySir Roger Gale (Tory MP) says one farming business in his constituency has had to trash £320,000 worth of produce due to no pickers and no drivers.There are cries of “Brexit, Brexit” around the house… and the Govt front bench looks nervous.twitter.com
Gas supply problems were expectedIn 2015 the National Grid commissioned a study into potential effects of Brexit on Energy supply in the UK. It was published in March 2016.twitter.com
Timeline of gas disruption2015 – disruption to gas supplies due to Brexit considered minimal as we have gas storage facilities.2017 – government allows Centrica to close gas storage facilities.2021 – government has Centrica (British Gas) to mop up smaller “failing” energy companies.twitter.com
Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 on TwitterWho knew Boris Johnson used to get his climate change info from, anti-vaxxer, Piers Corbyn.twitter.com
Environmental and social justice
The sad story of the Russian ‘elections’WATCH: an election being stolen in realtime.Join me on a THREAD of videos from Russia this weekend.Exhibit A: can you spot the hand w/ballots sneaking from behind the flag?twitter.com
Andrew Roth on TwitterImportant move as @Google blocks a Navalny smart voting YouTube video as ‘extremist.’ Big Tech has capitulated on the Russian elections. But if they’re willing to block this, then why not block all the other videos and content put out by the @navalny team? Watershed moment. Quote Tweettwitter.com
Feminist system change practice: integrating power and love | by Tatiana Fraser | Refuge for systems leaders | Sep, 2021 | Mediumstream.syscoi.com
Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin | ReutersGoogle and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the U.S. tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.www.reuters.com
EMMA RADUCANU AND THE ILLUSION OF NATIONSA new tennis champion has emerged. It is fascinating to observe the dynamics taking place around this young lady.www.linkedin.com
A striking look into the values of ML/AI research.Notice the red and blue text. That’s where human social / ethical concerns begin. This meta-analysis is worth meditating on. #digitalhumanities should pick this up.twitter.com
HempThat’s the good stuff, right there. One day, we’ll be able to process this into fibre for clothing – in this country. However, until UK Gov starts subsidising things that aren’t owned by massive financial institutions, we gotta wait. #hemp #cannabiscommunismtwitter.com
🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 on Twitter: “I FUCKING CALLED IT!… “Breitbart says Democrats guilty of genocide by tricking Trumpers into believing that they can own the libs by not getting vaccinated…twitter.com
More brain food
What goes into an average shift driving a lorry?Thought I would live tweet about my shift tonight. Might be interesting, or not, either way I have few remaining opportunities to show you into a world you may not otherwise ever see. Feel free to share if you wishtwitter.com
Why does the ‘learning styles’ myth persist?Depressingly, a debunked theory is believed by the vast majority of teachers. The belief in Learning Styles (that some people are auditory learners, visual learners, etc) is not only wrong, it can hurt. But the research shows that when teachers learn why, they change. So, a 1/twitter.com
‘I’m unable to apply because I hold a British passport’: TUI job advert backlash from disappointed young Brits – MyLondonThe comment section was awash with people sharing their disappointment about how Brexit has changed rights to work abroadwww.mylondon.news
Orla Hegarty on Twitter: “#Covid19 “Asymptomatic man walks into a bar….”Covid19 “Asymptomatic man walks into a bar. In an hour he exhales 600 litres of air containing 720,000 copies of the virus’“Hegarty & Morawska share deep frustration that it has taken so long for world to wake up to importance of aerating indoor spaces”twitter.com
Interlude
Melonpan: the Bittersweet Armenian History of Japan’s Beloved Sweet Bun – Unseen Japan“I absolutely love this story by @riversidewings – I enjoy stories of connection, of diaspora and having spent some time in Armenia, some kind of affinity there 🙂 Melonpan: the Bittersweet Armenian History of Japan’s Beloved Sweet Bun – Unseen Japan https://t.co/mvVSoKIobU… https://t.co/P30uEZqrIU”twitter.com
Bishop quits church after falling in love with satanic erotica writernypost.com
Fuad Alakbarov ⁠⁠ on Twitter: “Thread. Photos of Yugoslav monuments known as spomeniks are often shared online, exoticised and wrenched from context.… https://t.co/2AXFa4MmyW”Thread. Photos of Yugoslav monuments known as spomeniks are often shared online, exoticised and wrenched from context.twitter.com
Monsieur Pompier’s Travelling Freakshow on Twitter: “Rejected costume for Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Designed by John Mollo, 1977.… “Well, I don’t know what impact *this* would have had on my five-year-old mind when I was first introduced to and obsessed with Star Wars!twitter.com

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