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systems

Infallible Machines and Inflexible Organisations

If a non-trivially complex organisational system of any kind or scale is to be considered (even notionally) as complete or entirely self-consistent, it can not also be adaptive, flexible and resilient.

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Organisation

Information, Theory and Complexity in Technological and Organisational Systems

There is no way of proving that you have obtained the most concise, accurate or irreducibly essential pattern or theory from which any sufficiently (i.e. non-trivially) complex pattern or sequence can be reproduced…

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culture

On Leadership

The skills-sets required to obtain seniority are so often decoupled from those skills-sets actually required to perform professionally at that level.

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culture

Impostor Syndrome: Inadequacy, Insecurity & Careers in Information Technology

Do you work in IT ? Do you feel like an impostor ? You are not alone – 58% of surveyed IT professionals experience this. I assert that the industry is itself responsible for this subjective dissonance and professional disconnect.

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culture

B.S. (Bureaucracy Simulator) 2.0

Bureaucracy Simulator 2.0, in stores near you soon…

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culture politics systems

Trumping conspiracy: On NOT Turning History into toilet paper…

A national Executive unfurling inarticulate and episodic errors of judgement and failures of intelligence like ragged, torn and soiled toilet paper across history’s grand cartography…

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culture

Digital Insecurity is the new Digital Security

The reason that no one has been able to provide sufficient, comprehensive and integrated responses to digital security is that no sufficient, comprehensive and integrated response to digital security actually exists.

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heuristics Organisation

Heuristics: Organisational Entropy 003

Bureaucracies and administrative hierarchies possess peculiarly mischievous methods of seeking sustainment and self-justification through the endless production of usefully wasteful products and services…

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heuristics Organisation

Heuristics: Organisational Entropy 002

Complex emergent natural phenomena (of which human organisations are a logical sub-set) possess developmental biases towards evolutionary selection mechanisms favouring systemic continuity…

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heuristics Organisation

Heuristics: Organisational Entropy 001

Organisational systems are as subject to the exigencies of thermodynamics as are any other material systems…

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culture

Open Minds and Closed Organisations

Human beings may never be clever enough to harness and benefit from the symmetries of information and energy flows as already exist in the natural world…

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culture

Order and Decay

Entropy and disorder are inevitable, mismanagement of their consequences is not.