Cyber Security and Governance: to Centralise or not to Centralise?

Cyber security is a fascinating and r 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…

Business Systems, “Best Practice” and Self-propagating Bureaucracy

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…

Blind Chance

Good fortune or success may be more often a matter of statistical probability than of human intention or intervention.

Philosophy of Organisation

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...

Inertia

Systemic bureaucratic failures breed inertia and internal complexity within organisations...

Innovation

If innovation is in essence "useful creativity", and creativity itself is perhaps at least partially defined as unguided, reflective practice - the best we can do is to massage the ambiguities and uncertainties into general directions...

Complexity, Chaos, Creativity and Open Systems

The natural world around us is creative, complex, chaotic, dynamic and fundamentally self-organising. Any response to the world which hopes to successfully manage human beings and our many little worlds into anything resembling a sane organisational structure requires us to whole-heartedly embrace this complexity and chaos. Repetition and rote-learned, blindly regurgitative behaviours lead largely to…