Escape Velocity: the Challenge of Introducing New Ideas

"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones."- John Maynard Keynes...and escaping the old ones is a monumental task when a bad idea, once entrenched, becomes the source of it's own self-propagating rationale and serves as a limiting filter on the percolation of new cognitive methods and new…

Of Organisational Silos, Polymaths and the History of Art

It is interesting to observe that many, many wise benedictions on the topic of breaking down silos and valourising polymaths exist but it is questionable as to the extent of the actual application, acceptance or widespread acceptance of the associated concepts. Disassembling silos is vital for the emergence of scale-independent, adaptive, flexible and resilient self-organisational…

The Problem With Culture Wars

The profoundly reflexive symmetries underlying individual beliefs and formalised methods of governance are likely not remediable through the same mechanistic and reductionist conceptual frameworks which birthed these complex problems...

Transformative Problem-Solving

Organisational transformation is not so much about working within the existing rules as it may be about reconfiguring and extending the underlying axioms and rules of organisational structure, information and energy flow such as to generate new rules and new possibilities of organisational structure and system.