Category Archives: Creativity

Part 3: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

  In part 2 (https://123stilllearning456.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/part-2-a-parable-about-uncertainty-and-risk-playing-with-a-visual-metaphor/) I introduced and explored the notion that what we get out of our experiences is less than what we actually experience. To reflect what we ‘actually get out of our experiences I introduced the notion … Continue reading

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Part 2: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

In part1 (Part 1: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor) I introduced a visual metaphor to think about how uncertainty and risk (U&r) into our lives. I left off this post with two questions:1. Does … Continue reading

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“Never make forecasts, especially about the future!” (Samuel Goldwyn)

This is a post about uncertainty, hence the issue of forecasting and the proposition that the value of long term strategic planning is worthwhile. First, why long term strategic work is worthwhile: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you … Continue reading

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Why we love rules in our lives!

This post explores a line of speculation on why we clamour for rules on complex issues in our lives. As speculation, this means I will lay a line reasoning with my critical assumptions on the table so to speak. Hence, … Continue reading

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Uncertainty: “It’s the consequences not the events, that ‘stiff’ us!”

One of the issues that has intrigued me about being prepared for uncertainty, in either a fragile or anti-fragile (as per N. Taleb) manner is the second order blindness factor. An event is uncertain when we are not ready to … Continue reading

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Uncertainty, a significant OD challenge and opportunity

A recent article (Should we take a chance on uncertainty?) in the Vancouver Sun discussed some interesting and illuminating thoughts about uncertainty. The central thesis of the article suggests that at the end of the day, how we decide on … Continue reading

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Decision Making: Controlling Different Levels of System Complexity

In Canada, there is considerable recent discussion on the need for a national energy policy/strategy/program, whatever. The clear bias is that we should have one as we are one of the few countries that doesn’t have such scheme. This post … Continue reading

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