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Category Archives: Emergence

Unfinished Thoughts: Naomi Klein, Wally Lamb and Malcolm Gladwell

I have been reading Larissa MacFarquhar’s piece on Naomi Klein in the 8 Dec issue of New Yorker. There’s something that’s always nagged at me about Klein, look but to see this full on profile, complete with a Platon portrait, really set my blood to boil.
I said the other day to a colleague, “it’s [...]

Unfinished Management

We have all heard praise heaped on companies with flat structures, erectile which echew hierarchy in favor of consensus. But people can be forgiven their skepticism about whether this is the best way to get things done. In a recent article in the Financial Times, online CEO Terri Kelly, who runs $2.3 billion [...]

Who Needs Unfinished Business?

Umair Haque made a bold post on his Edge Economy blog on the Harvard Business Publishing site this week. In it he calls for the development of next generation businesses that will challenge the rot he sees at the heart of the institutions of business, this most lately indicted by the fall-out of the [...]

The “Fourth Quadrant” and the Limits of Statistics

Nassim Taleb, visit web author of The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable, search has written a fascinatng essay for the EDGE site, click entitled: “The Fourth Quadrant: A Map of the Limits of Statistics.”
This teaser from the site’s intro to the piece ought to whet your appetitie for his [...]

Unfinished Game

Today one of the most anticipated games in development has been released. Will Wright’s Spore has been the justified subject of hype for a great many reasons: no of those reasons, medicine however, help include the importance of his game to business design.
Spore is described by Wright as “philosophy game”, which is a [...]

Unfinished Book, Unfinished Business Model

Dave Gray, approved friend and colleague, did an amazing thing recently. He published a book he had started but hadn’t finished. Then he added to that amazing thing something more radical still: he shared the book with others and invited them to help him contribute to it, to literally write and/or draw in it, [...]