Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #44

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I’m on leave (umm… ‘working holiday’) – so a special ‘randomised’ version this week. Your version is unique to you, randomly generated like the Subbuteo Rugby Scrum simulator (pictured) – so assume that all serendipities are perfectly arranged by the universe for you 🙂
The Subbuteo Scrum Simulator - the ball goes in, but where will it come out?The Subbuteo Scrum Simulator – the ball goes in, but where will it come out?
Announcing two ‘new’ podcasts… coming soon! (With bonus puppy pics)What questions do you have about systems thinking | complexity | cybernetics? Who would you like to ask about finding the true joy in work? Way back in a different world, before the pandemic and in the first UK lockdown, I interviewed a bunch of wonderful, insightful, and patient people. For two connected podcasts: -> … Continue reading Announcing two ‘new’ podcasts… coming soon! (With bonus puppy pics) →
Subscribe to the FT to read: Financial Times Shock tax bills for 1,000 UK contractorsNews, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business
How Fake Money Saved Brazil : Planet Money : NPRAn economist and his grad-school buddies tricked the people of Brazil into saving the country’s
Folk theorem (game theory) – WikipediaFolk theorem (game theory) In game theory, folk theorems are a class of theorems describing an abundance of Nash equilibrium payoff profiles in repeated games (Friedman 1971).[1] The original Folk Theorem concerned the payoffs of all the Nash equilibria of an infinitely repeated game. This result was called the Folk Theorem because it was widely […]
Understanding Local GovernmentAn introduction to the structure and practices of local government in the United
At Any Given Moment in a Process – by Dorian TaylorAt Any Given Moment in a Process…we have a certain partially evolved state of a structure. This state is described by the wholeness: the system of centers, and their relative nesting and degrees of life.Dorian Taylor At Any Given Moment in a Process – by Dorian
Five councils in England to trial social care charging reformThe Government has announced that five local authorities in England will implement a new adult social care charging reform system which caps the cost of
How to Make Things Evolve by Hiroki SayamaOriginally posted on Complexity Digest: // The idea of creating artifacts that evolve by themselves has been at the heart of the Artificial Life research, dating back to the early motives of John von Neumann’s monumental work on self-reproducing automata in the 1940’s. This vein of research is unique and fundamentally different from other more…
Councils to be allowed to set up multi-academy trustsLocal authority leaders have welcomed the Government’s plan to allow councils to set up and run their own multi-academy
The New Cybernetics: Systems Thinking for the 21st Century | ANU School of CyberneticsThe New Cybernetics: Systems Thinking for the 21st CenturyOur director Genevieve Bell spoke with the Coller Venture Review about the new cybernetics.28 Mar 2022 The New Cybernetics: Systems Thinking for the 21st Century | ANU School of
Improvisation Blog: Social Media and Critical SclerosisWanting to read endless critiques of the same thing – whether it’s of education, educational technology, the pandemic, the war – is a kind o…
Wanda Sykes Said She’s Still “A Little Traumatized” And “Sickened” By Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock“I felt so awful for my friend Chris.”
Bogdanov, Pragmatism, and Uniting the Systems Movement | Michael C Jackson at Systems At Play, 21 April 8.30am BSTThursday, April 21, 2022Bogdanov, Pragmatism, and Uniting the Systems Movement Bogdanov, Pragmatism, and Uniting the Systems Movement |
Disruptions, systems and individual agents—Exploring the intersections – Mackay, Pepper, Munoz (2022)Disruptions, systems and individual agents—Exploring the intersectionsJonathon Mackay,Matthew Pepper,Albert MunozFirst published: 03 March 2022 Disruptions, systems and individual agents—Exploring the intersections – Mackay – – Systems Research and Behavioral Science – Wiley Online
Robots for folding laundry at home: two approaches (Interconnected)Posted on Tuesday 22 Mar 2022. 517 words, 5 links. By Matt
Navigating Change: How to Find Ecosystem-Strategy Fit | by Andrew James Walls | Predict | Mar, 2022 | MediumAndrew James Walls Mar 24 Navigating Change: How to Find Ecosystem-Strategy Fit A guide and tools for how to lead your ecosystem’s future. Navigating Change: How to Find Ecosystem-Strategy Fit | by Andrew James Walls | Predict | Mar, 2022 |
RSD11 in 2022: University of Brighton, October 13-16, 2022RSD11 IN 2022: UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON RSD11 in 2022: University of Brighton From Peter Jones: Possibilities and Practices of Systemic Design Practice Relating Systems Thinking and Design 11th  Symposium (Oct 13-16):  Call for Papers is open to May 30, 2022. As RSD moves into its second decade, it is possible to question systemic design’s emerging […]
Addressing the youth unemployment challenge in Bhutan through a systemic portfolio approach | UNDP in BhutanAddressing the youth unemployment challenge in Bhutan through a systemic portfolio based approachMar 18, 2022 Addressing the youth unemployment challenge in Bhutan through a systemic portfolio approach | UNDP in
Tyler the ✨𝓕𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓼𝓲𝓪𝓷✨ 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ on Twitterhi so you all know the Stonewall Inn was raided because the NYPD were enforcing new york state’s “you must be wearing at least 3 ‘gender-appropriate’ articles of clothing” law, right?
Anna Soubry on TwitterThis is a lie. What a dreadful state our politics is in when Govt. Ministers can lie with impunity. #Brexit was built on lies & it’s shameful that those who conned our country into leaving the #EU are not being held to account.Quote Tweet Jacob Rees-Mogg @Jacob_Rees_Mogg · Mar 23The EU would not allow us to do this, another benefit of Brexit.…
Justin🦩Boldaji on TwitterThis is so tight I didn’t know there were pogo
Thea Snow on TwitterAnother powerful insight from a public servant today: “The gravity of our organisational processes are very strong. Our everyday processes – briefing Ministers, IDCs etc – are hungry processes that will not stand not being fed. This makes it hard to reimagine government.”
Dr Sarah Taber on TwitterMore wheat stats.My personal favorite Misleading Wheat Stat is “Ukraine/Russia grow 25% of world wheat exports.”Why’s it misleading? It’s technically true, but doesn’t mean what people think!Missing wheat from the war is actually less than 1% of global wheat crop!
Paul Brand on TwitterWe’ve come a long way since early December, when the Met Police repeatedly declined to even investigate. Today’s 20 fines seriously questions that initial decision. At the time we reported that police may even have been aware of one
Adam Bienkov on TwitterBoris Johnson says he always gives people “the love and support you need to be yourself” after Conservative MP Jamie Wallis comes out as trans.Here’s some of the things he’s said in the
the post man on TwitterThe first thing to be memed into existence was the concept of the meme
What are viruses for? | OUPblogWhat are viruses for? What use are they? These are questions that my frustrated grandson asked during the first lockdown in 2020, when he was deprived of friends, school and sports, all because of a
Benjamin P. Taylor (@antlerboy) | Twitter“same thing that’s scrawled across the stars is written under our skin” New Horizons – David Gray I love the lyrics from his album Flesh
How can safaris help us design better outcomes? | by noelito | Mar, 2022 | MediumI was at Design Council for the start of their Design for the Public Sector programme where different councils came together to test & learn how design could help tackle complex issues, from what…
Peter Foster on TwitterThe starting point for this discussion is that #Brexit has really, as the OBR fiscal outlook made clear this week, really only discernably delvered – to quote Meg Hillier – “increased costs, paperwork and border delays”
Vasily Kuznetsov on Twitter: “It’s difficult to stop at rationalism. Once you apply the method to itself, you transcend it.… “It’s difficult to stop at rationalism. Once you apply the method to itself, you transcend
Consuming the world – by Tom Graves – Small ChangesIn this episode we explore the challenges of consumerism, which threatens to destroy our entire world… Back when I was a kid, way back in the 1950s, the council dustcart would come through our village once each week. It was a small, simple, smartly-painted old truck, much smaller than the lumbering monstrosities of today. Even at that small size, though, it was probably still large enough to serve the entire village all in one go – perhaps a thousand households back
Motive Future on TwitterThe Indian air force used elephant helicopters for ceremonial flyovers in the
Dight65 on TwitterA few more of the great crested grebe courtship
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP on TwitterNew figures show that the Met strip searched 5,279 children in the past 3 years – nearly 5 children a day.75% were from ethnic minority backgrounds. 16 were aged 10-12.When is the Government going to accept that what happened to Child Q was not an isolated incident?
Tom Peters on TwitterPeople don’t realize, but it took 40+ years to write this single page. (Slightly enhanced version comes next.)
Sasha Chapin on TwitterI’ve been thinking about this one for awhile and I think it’s both importantly right and importantly wrong Quote TweetEliezer Yudkowsky @ESYudkowsky · Oct 5, 2021 Your annual reminder that you don’t need to resolve your issues, you don’t need to deal with your emotional baggage, you don’t need to process your trauma, you don’t need to confront your past, you don’t need to figure yourself out, you can just go ahead and do the
Trung Phan on TwitterThis stat blew my mind: when Microsoft went public in 1986, 10% of its revenue was from Mouse
Read Becoming Abolitionists by Derecka Purnell on Twitter“Why don’t you send social workers instead of the police” is looking wildly
Ivo Velitchkov on TwitterThis statement is made with the assumption that there ARE mental representations and in the last 30 years hundreds of serious studies showed that the mind does not work with representations.Sadly, the representationalist view of the mind is now in symbiosis with
Mark Pack 🔶 on TwitterOn this day in 2014, the first same-sex marriages took place following their legalisation in England and Wales. Thank you @lfeatherstone and everyone who campaigned for
TikTok thinks periods are ickyWhen it comes to menstruation education, bans and blocks are “adding to the taboo we’ve fought so long against,” says one
Hybrid, intentions | People StuffI have been asked very many questions about hybrid work of late, and I have noticed how often the answer to so many of them is the same.  How do we maintain organisational culture?  How do we support new starters?  How best to communicate or collaborate?  How can we build teams and relationships, enable wellbeing…
Thea Snow on TwitterSo here’s a (not-very-practical) suggestion: what if we asked those 29,000 policy-making people (and the system of which they are a part) to move away from the notion of “policymaking” towards seeing their role as being to create the conditions which enable people and communities to
Lucy_of_somewhere🇺🇦🇪🇺💙 on TwitterThere are highly effective, low cost tools that we (in the UK at least) have completely ignoredThese could dampen prevalence, so we all get sick far less often. More work, More school, More play…What’s so contentious about that?
Kaitlin Ruiz on Twitterfor years my dad has argued that what the world needs is “the travel taco” i.e. a taco with sealed edges to keep all the filling from falling out while you’re on the move. and for years my mom has patiently explained the concept of
Simon Bottery on TwitterLots of interest today in @TheKingsFund@NuffieldTrust findings about public satisfaction with the NHS. But the findings about #socialcare are no less remarkable. Only 15% say they are satisfied – the lowest of all services asked about. 50% are dissatisfied. A short thread…
Paul B | Reform democratic system of UK on TwitterClean air MUST be like clean water no ifs no buts. People do NOT have a choice about getting clean water in UK. They must get use to clean air. So just like the Victorians & their massive public works in sanitising drinking water so we must embark on sanitising indoor
Home Office illegally seized phones of 2,000 asylum seekers, court rules | Immigration and asylum | The GuardianSecret, blanket policy to take mobiles and extract data from them judged unlawful on several
Tübingen: Europe’s fiercely vegan, fairy-tale city – BBC TravelLocated in a German region famed for its frugality, Tübingen is known for its fiercely green reputation, where veganism and environmental friendliness are the default
The mysterious people of the Caribbean – BBC TravelA rare archaeological discovery on the Dominican Republic’s secluded Samaná Peninsula could unlock the mystery behind the Caribbean’s little-known pre-Arawak
Hospital at home, virtual wards and turning care in the community on its head – Dr Rod’s Odd Blog (almondemotion)The doctor calling the ambulance rationalises their actions, ‘I don’t know what will happen to their chest (NB not ‘Albert’, but his chest – a lapse into pathology and
Kimberley Crofts on Twitter: “Love this illustrated map of existing and emerging design disciplines from Kirsten Moegerlein’s PhD ‘Designing in Transition: 
Towards Intimacy in Ecological Uncertainty’…”Love this illustrated map of existing and emerging design disciplines from Kirsten Moegerlein’s PhD ‘Designing in Transition: Towards Intimacy in Ecological Uncertainty’
Diatom Appreciation Society on TwitterA bit of
EY Brexit tracker finds 7,000 finance jobs have left London for EU | ReutersMore than 7,000 finance jobs have moved from London to the European Union as a result of Brexit, down 400 from the total anticipated in December, consultants EY said on
Sam Bright on TwitterThe Ministerial Code states that: “Ministers must provide… a full list of all interests which might be thought to give rise to a conflict. The list should also cover interests of the Minister’s spouse or partner.”Quote Tweet Steven Swinford @Steven_Swinford · Mar 31 Rishi Sunak tells @bbclaurak people should not ‘come at’ wife Akshata Murthy over Infosys links to Russia ‘It’s totally fine for people to take shots at me. It’s fair game. ‘It’s very upsetting and, I think, wrong, for people to come at my wife’
Wanda Sykes Said She’s Still “A Little Traumatized” And “Sickened” By Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock“I felt so awful for my friend Chris.”
Brandon Wolf on TwitterLemme tell you a story.I was outed at 17. A mom learned that I had a boyfriend & alerted anyone who’d listen. She howled about my “corrupting influence” & insisted that my gayness was contagious.Peers were pulled from my classes.Others stopped showing up to practice. (1/8)
Benjamin P. Taylor on TwitterI wonder how all the Serbian actors in Hollywood are feeling about gearing up to play Russians again?
Danny Morrison on TwitterReading that New Yorker review ‘The British Empire Was Much Worse Than You Realize’ reminded me of this cruel incident in Egypt. Read it and weep –
Pushkar on TwitterBabbage’s Difference Engine built entirely in
XR Wandsworth ⏳ on TwitterEvery street with a school should be a school street – no access to motor vehicles at pick up/drop off time. This would save children’s lives. @wandbc have taken forever to trial this badly in 5 schools. So rebels did it in Putney this morning. Get in touch for help – or to
Jon Hillis (🏡,🏡) on Twitterit’s only postrationalism if it’s from the tpot region of twitter, otherwise it’s just sparkling
Catherine Grace Kelly on TwitterDo any of my followers know where I can find free resources/examples of how to develop a theory of change that acknowledges and highlights systems/complexity whilst being simple and easy to understand? Is it even possible?
Maria Pevchikh on TwitterBuying something from the state for $100 million and selling it back 7 years later for $13 billion. That’s it. That’s the whole thing. The whole business model. That’s how Abramovich, who was once the richest man in the world, got this
Maria Pevchikh on TwitterThe second part of the deal was the bribes. Abramovich was one of the key early sponsors of Putin’s Palace. Sergei Kolesnikov, the whistleblower responsible for managing the scheme, said that Abramovich ‘donated’ $203m. Part of it was subsequently spent on building the
Naomi Wu 机械妖姬 on TwitterOk here’s a technical breakdown of why the “ @Dyson Zone™ Air-Purifying Headphones” aka. the Snot Cannon aka. the Wearable SuperSpreader Event is such a staggeringly bad idea and a significant danger to public health if it is allowed to be
Jim Waterson on TwitterP&O Cruises are running ad campaigns to distance themselves from P&O Ferries’ decision to fire all their staff and replace them with cheap workers while, er, declining to explain what they actually pay their staff.…
Adam Bienkov on TwitterThe dignity of this brave statement from Conservative MP Jamie Wallis stands in stark contrast to the Prime Minister’s cheap gag at the same event last
Betsey Stevenson on TwitterDrop everything and read this paper:…The bottom line: Managers with MBAs are the best at taking money from workers and not much else.The findings are damning of business schools, business education, & business “optimizing”
Andreas Pius Novus on Twitterjordan peterson explains spongebob
ceg_7® on TwitterSpot the
Abdul Khalid on TwitterSeparate Separate
Juraj Mikurcik 🚲🌻🇺🇦 on TwitterHow it started / how it’s
Sridhar Ramesh on TwitterIt turns out it was staged. I’ve reverse Google image searched him and the guy who punched Chris Rock is a professional
Archaeology & Art on TwitterBritish archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his wife Catherine at the moment of the discovery of pottery pipes that were used as a sewage and rainwater network in what is considered the first water drainage system in history before about 4000 BC. Ur (Mesopotamia) in
Sir Michael Marmot on TwitterCuts to local government funding in the North since 2010 amount to £413 per person. The 2021 allocation for the North is £32 per person @IPPRNorth Drops…oceans…? It’s not all about money. But money is not
Peter Stefanovic on Twitter“You’ve made a political choice to plunge 1.3 million people, including half-a-million children into absolute poverty” @angelaeagle“I’m comfortable with the choices I’ve made”
Steven Shorrock 💙💛 on TwitterInteresting but sad thread on the lack of human-centred design processes in the NHS, resulting in harms of many
The hyperlocal governments entrusted with reviving the English stateWhitehall believes England’s 10,000 parish councils could help level up the country. Critics say there is no panacea for the harm done by austerity
Helen Elliott-Mainwaring💙🪴🧘‍♀️ on TwitterThis is what some of us in maternity have been fighting to reveal for decades. This isn’t an isolated Trust. This was and is widespread and evident seemingly everywhere in Maternity
Euronews Travel on TwitterIf you’re on a city break to Dublin and you want to go an hour and a half up the road to see Belfast, things have become a bit more challenging.And the Irish government is not happy about
Giles Wilkes on TwitterThis is an absolutely damning chart – via
Charlotte Jee on TwitterBrits are a very long way from fully reckoning with how extremely evil our history is. I don’t think my parents’ generation ever will. Simply too much brainwashing to

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