First ‘proper’ newsletter in two weeks as I was extremely ill last weekend (48 hours in bed with a bad stomach, including hallucinatory fever dreams about problematic consultancy projects that turned out to be just Category Theory – but I wasn’t really completely happy with that or confident – and now I will never know 😦 )… and I shared my upcoming systems events instead.
(Note the Systems Change Alliance events have been postponed a month or so).
I also see an interesting connection now between my two most recent ‘big’ posts, below!
Content warning: US school shootings, Israeli forces shooting journalists, corrupt politicians, deontology.
public | service | transformation
systems | complexity | cybernetics
tweets and tribulations
our own private hell
evil from all over the world
a much-needed interlude
It’s… a lot.
What do it all add up to? Why do I?
and – if you make it all the way to the end, the definition of consciousness and the meaning of life.
|What is success and what is failure on LinkedIn? In business? In life?When I was at PwC, the practice I was in won a £139m project — and it was the beginning of the end for us. I got up early to write this, as usual, and cradled my coffee as I pored over my writing prompts. What would be a suitable follow-up to Monday’s very successful post on ‘the …chosen-path.org|
|Do things fit into neat categories?Is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit or a cake? Is a flapjack? Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Is a worker an employee, a ‘hidden employee’, or a freelancer? These are decisions we must make — or think we must — in management all the time. And more often than not, they limit creativity, innovation, and our …chosen-path.org|
|More monkeys and bananas in organisationWhy 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.chosen-path.org|
|Apportunity 2022 — the solutions platformWhat’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 …chosen-path.org|
|systems change, convening, practice, leadership, sustainability, chat… SIX systems events coming up presented or facilitated by Benjamin Taylorsystems 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 …chosen-path.org|