The Double Diamond as an example of some challenges of attribution in the history of ideas

[Apologies for the multiple preambles here! This note is added to say that deeper and clearer links - at least to the use of diamonds, and divergent and convergent thinking - have been provided for others and are in the replies to this piece] I just did a LinkedIn post picking up on this story, … Continue reading The Double Diamond as an example of some challenges of attribution in the history of ideas

Do systems exist?

to understand is to know what to do As soon as you really think about it, boundaries dissolve, connections appear. Everything is nebulous. ...sounds a bit woo-woo? *Of course* systems exist – we interact with them all the time, and we can model and understand them. Not always, not every time, but reliably and with … Continue reading Do systems exist?

Irreducible complexity: The Force in organisational life

A photoshopped images of a large stack of tortoises on each others' backs We want the world to be manageable, organisational life to be simple... ...so we can apply ‘best practices’. Or even complicated – so we can simulate, model, and plan. We want this so bad, we’re prepared to break everything that’s living and … Continue reading Irreducible complexity: The Force in organisational life