Writing the Future 15 Seconds at a Time – updated!

Revised 03Mar2014

The word “calamus,” from ancient Greek, refers to the reed used as a spice, as well as the hard part of a feather quill used to create pen tips. To adapt and extend the 15 second encounter concept first articulated by Jan Carlzon, former CEO of SAS Airlines: we . . . → Read More: Writing the Future 15 Seconds at a Time – updated!

“I trust thee…I trust thee not”

vocalizations

Trust depends in part on your hunger to learn. Yarak, a falconry term, teaches us a great deal about trust and how trust influences effective risk management. . . . → Read More: “I trust thee…I trust thee not”

Back to the future: Iceland’s 300 years-young innovation

Here’s a boost to my friends in Reykjavík, so they can make the news for something other than volcanoes. The “Althing” was a unique super-chamber-of-commerce that governed Iceland for nearly 300 years. It provides timeless lessons about holding the power of bureaucrats in check, more valid these days than ever! . . . → Read More: Back to the future: Iceland’s 300 years-young innovation

Capacity Building Concepts

Finally getting around to putting thoughts together on the capacity concept. I’m convinced we need to have a three-tiered structure with increasing levels of detail. The theme I’m going to drive through this collection of articles is that capacity and scalability are peas in a pod or brothers in arms. You have to have capacity to scale and scalability allows you to make use of your investment in building capacity. . . . → Read More: Capacity Building Concepts

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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