• Archive for June, 2010

    The Strategic Complexity Framework – for Dummies

    by  • June 26, 2010 • Everything Else • 5 Comments

    I recently pestered my friend Noah Raford to summarize his understanding of Cynefin and complexity in a single page document. Noah called it the Strategic Complexity Framework. I, being still a bit dyslexic, can never keep the “simple, complicated, complex, chaotic” thing from Dave Snowdon‘s Cynefin framework straight in my head. And I think about [...]

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    15 Aphorisms on Spiritual Politics

    by  • June 24, 2010 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    1. Spiritual Politics is the art of the impossible. India, South Africa, America. 2. Spiritual Politics will cost you your life, metaphorically and in many cases literally. 3. If you have any choice in the matter, you have not passed. 4. The spiritual politician is both all powerful (as god) and powerless (before all others, [...]

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    Infrastructure is a land multiplier

    by  • June 15, 2010 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    A “force multiplier” increases the relative effectiveness of a fighting force. A gun, for example, is a force multiplier. Infrastructure is a land multiplier. For example, at five people per acre, about the maximum possible sustinable density for high intensity organic agriculture, Greater London can support about 1/4 of its current population. Therefore the “land [...]

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