Systems Thinking & Sashimi

By engaging new hires in their strength, which is their fresh perspective, we transform the path through the landscape, rather than trying to transform the landscape itself. Ask yourself which is cheaper, faster and easier: buying a four-wheeler and making a new path, or engineering a superhighway. . . . → Read More: Systems Thinking & Sashimi

Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

David Billington’s excellent history of a slice of technology, frames the technical process of building functional structures as a way to understand the societies that use them. . . . → Read More: Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

In a twist on the usual technophilia, starting off 2010 with a profound commitment to “treasure people and exploit tools” will dramatically enhance the results you achieve. . . . → Read More: Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

When efficiency isn’t

[Originally published December 18, 2009] If we’re really going to expand our thinking, some of the most basic concepts – and those that seem to be most precious to consultants – need revisiting. . . . → Read More: When efficiency isn’t

A walk in the forest…

Systems Thinking teaches us how to scale our perspective to study the forest or the trees, while Systems Engineering tells us what to do with the data we find.

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