When we think of resilience, we often think of bouncing back from a difficult situation. But in today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, resilience isn't just about bouncing back. It's about understanding and adapting to the changes that occur in different levels of scale and time, and even potentially transforming into a different being in order … Continue reading Resilience is NOT just about bouncing back
Category: Deep fundamentals
Changes in the core driving forces in our civilization
Navigating Change: The Panarchy Adaptive Cycle and the Life Cycle of Societies
Have you ever wondered why some companies or countries seem to be thriving while others are struggling? Well, there's a framework that can help explain it all - it's called the panarchy adaptive cycle. And the best part? We can use an organic metaphor to make it easy to understand. The panarchy adaptive cycle was … Continue reading Navigating Change: The Panarchy Adaptive Cycle and the Life Cycle of Societies
Is the norm of hierarchic organization just another failed normative logic?
Nature can be described as organized in hierarchical systems layers - but that doesn’t mean humans must organize themselves in static hierarchies. There are examples of different ways of organizing people to perform work together. Stowe Boyd pointed me in the direction of a Medium post by Jorge Mazal which started with a set of principles … Continue reading Is the norm of hierarchic organization just another failed normative logic?
Wikileaks and the future
Is the Wikileaks conflict leading us towards a better and more open future or can it result in the opposite? The Wikileaks phenomenon in itself is nothing but the natural consequence of Moore's Law and the emergence of omnipresent and ubiquitous communication and data gathering technologies. It is an effect that is one interpretation of … Continue reading Wikileaks and the future
Do we really believe in science: the emergence of truthiness
In an article in the Guardian the other day Georg Monbiot wonders why climate change denial is spreading in spite of what the scientific community states: A survey last month by the Pew Research Centre suggests that the proportion of Americans who believe thereâ€™s solid evidence that the world has been warming over the past … Continue reading Do we really believe in science: the emergence of truthiness
Why knowledge is destroyed with fall of civilizations
It is a bit weird that it is much more easy to write things in the unstructured and undemanding link stream i e my Tumblr feed, than to write things here. I will try to change that... For some time I have been thinking about the role of destruction in change processes. That lead me … Continue reading Why knowledge is destroyed with fall of civilizations
Neoteny and the status of humanity
Sometimes a single word can spark a whole new set of thoughts. That is what the term neoteny did to me in the beginning of the summer. So, you don't know what neoteny is? Neither did I until an acquaintance explained the term to me when talking about dogs and how they have evolved in … Continue reading Neoteny and the status of humanity
Why is there a decline of healthy lifestyle?
Today FuturePundit reports about the decline in healthy life style in the US. Investigators from the Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston compared the results of two large-scale studies of the US population in 1988-1994 and in 2001-2006. In the intervening 18 years, the percentage of adults aged 40-74 years with … Continue reading Why is there a decline of healthy lifestyle?