Monocultural or ideological hegemony in organisational leadership is a recipe for disaster. As a general observation, when organisational systems fall into overtly biased configurations and power symmetries, it is rarely a consequence of willful misdirection. From the interior surface of a half-mirrored labyrinth of self-validating justification and institutional logic, this kind of monocultural percolation may […]
Context: Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need The aesthetics of commercial self-interest and valourisation of accelerated profit making (and taking) detached itself some time ago – and in many if not most instances – from the functional utility of providing what is actually needed. The selection mechanisms in place work extremely […]
Work into refining the viability of octopus farming continues apace. I doubt that there is any other animal on Earth the farming of which would so closely resemble the cultivation of extraterrestrial life. Reflections on a big(ger) picture: In what ways does accelerated aquaculture only continue to generate the problems which have led to the […]
Cyber security is a fascinating and rapidly evolving problem-space. What possible solutions exist in regards to coordinated governance and oversight? If a centralised software and hardware development methodology iss used – compliance to formal standards could be assured but the (logically and materially inevitable) emergence of vulnerability and exploit would mean that this systemic coherence […]
Questions could (and should) be asked of the extent to which systems, architectures, models and programs can be (and are) produced for the primary self-interest of the organisations which provide those solutions. Bureaucracies and (all of) their diverse hierarchical predecessors, for instance, are classically-versed in the dark arts of creating systems and mechanisms that generate […]
Good fortune or success may be more often a matter of statistical probability than of human intention or intervention.
As the frequency of technological change accelerates, the amplitude and range of uncertainty is concurrently amplified.
It is a gargantuan investment and leap of faith to assert, predict or seek to influence technological trajectories over a time scale of centuries.
The skills-sets required to obtain seniority are so often decoupled from those skills-sets actually required to perform professionally at that level.
The inelegant facts of a manager’s burden can not be denied…
Much is made of the technology of business and indeed of the business of technology. It seems that a glaring omission in all of our digital adventures and (let’s face it – selfish) strivings is that of anything even vaguely resembling an adequate Philosophy of Organisation…
Even a foundationally exploitative business model finds itself entangled with, and dependent on, its object…