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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Assembling Complexity: When the community practically falls together
    way of working We thought that terms like anticipatory collaborate design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius were self explanatory and would be welcomed into work places of all kinds We assumed our modeling language would find its way into the culture and new words and models would be added to create a way of thinking and doing Today in hindsight we are coming to knowing the complex systems in which new ideas new paradigms are forged and become reality The methods and processes we developed so long ago have traveled a winding curious course of evolution There have been a number of emergent phenomenon providing new ways of seeing and understanding what we set out to do so many years ago We are no longer alone in our desires to create healthy new ways of working Now the field of consultants academy course offerings and corporate experiments are employing terms like anticipatory design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius in a ubiquitous manner Complexity theory and all the concepts embedded within it are coming full cycle I think a tipping point has been reached not in five years as we thought but in thirty years of phase transitions of two kinds One in the slow decay of the existing paradigm where each year we lose more and more faith in our existing organizations and institutions until there is little faith that there is anything worth holding onto The other is the creative aspect of renewal and better ways of working and creating support structures especially designed for the 21st century and all of its potential for a better world Our work has been at the core of this I can see it emanating from so many newly forming ways of working I feel that all of who

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    knowing my work and vision With foresight I only had words in hindsight I have experience and realization More than 30 years ago Matt and I created a process and method that has come to be called the MG Taylor body of knowledge At the time we thought we were creating something that would catch on quickly and provide a new way of working We thought that terms like anticipatory collaborate design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius were self explanatory and would be welcomed into work places of all kinds We assumed our modeling language would find its way into the culture and new words and models would be added to create a way of thinking and doing Today in hindsight we are coming to knowing the complex systems in which new ideas new paradigms are forged and become reality The methods and processes we developed so long ago have traveled a winding curious course of evolution There have been a number of emergent phenomenon providing new ways of seeing and understanding what we set out to do so many years ago We are no longer alone in our desires to create healthy new ways of working Now the field of consultants academy course offerings and corporate experiments are employing terms like anticipatory design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius in a ubiquitous manner Complexity theory and all the concepts embedded within it are coming full cycle I think a tipping point has been reached not in five years as we thought but in thirty years of phase transitions of two kinds One in the slow decay of the existing paradigm where each year we lose more and more faith in our existing organizations and institutions until there is little faith that there is anything worth holding

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/assembling-complexity (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    knowing my work and vision With foresight I only had words in hindsight I have experience and realization More than 30 years ago Matt and I created a process and method that has come to be called the MG Taylor body of knowledge At the time we thought we were creating something that would catch on quickly and provide a new way of working We thought that terms like anticipatory collaborate design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius were self explanatory and would be welcomed into work places of all kinds We assumed our modeling language would find its way into the culture and new words and models would be added to create a way of thinking and doing Today in hindsight we are coming to knowing the complex systems in which new ideas new paradigms are forged and become reality The methods and processes we developed so long ago have traveled a winding curious course of evolution There have been a number of emergent phenomenon providing new ways of seeing and understanding what we set out to do so many years ago We are no longer alone in our desires to create healthy new ways of working Now the field of consultants academy course offerings and corporate experiments are employing terms like anticipatory design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius in a ubiquitous manner Complexity theory and all the concepts embedded within it are coming full cycle I think a tipping point has been reached not in five years as we thought but in thirty years of phase transitions of two kinds One in the slow decay of the existing paradigm where each year we lose more and more faith in our existing organizations and institutions until there is little faith that there is anything worth holding

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/cycles (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    knowing my work and vision With foresight I only had words in hindsight I have experience and realization More than 30 years ago Matt and I created a process and method that has come to be called the MG Taylor body of knowledge At the time we thought we were creating something that would catch on quickly and provide a new way of working We thought that terms like anticipatory collaborate design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius were self explanatory and would be welcomed into work places of all kinds We assumed our modeling language would find its way into the culture and new words and models would be added to create a way of thinking and doing Today in hindsight we are coming to knowing the complex systems in which new ideas new paradigms are forged and become reality The methods and processes we developed so long ago have traveled a winding curious course of evolution There have been a number of emergent phenomenon providing new ways of seeing and understanding what we set out to do so many years ago We are no longer alone in our desires to create healthy new ways of working Now the field of consultants academy course offerings and corporate experiments are employing terms like anticipatory design paradigm shift requisite variety and group genius in a ubiquitous manner Complexity theory and all the concepts embedded within it are coming full cycle I think a tipping point has been reached not in five years as we thought but in thirty years of phase transitions of two kinds One in the slow decay of the existing paradigm where each year we lose more and more faith in our existing organizations and institutions until there is little faith that there is anything worth holding

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/hindsight (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Turning Worthy Problems Into Worthy Solutions 
    lost without undo stress until within a flash a hole opens up and provides a new or different way of seeing and sensing a coming to knowing differently Suddenly there it is in plain sight A new and interesting way forward In March with Matt and a great KreW we co designed and facilitated the launching of what I consider to be a worthy problem How do we cure brain cancer within ten years Currently the thinking is it will take 50 years and 50 billion dollars However Cure For Life Foundation of Australia rejected that assumption and began pulling together resources to drastically cut the time and cost The CFL Foundation realized that the goal could only be reached by group sourcing gathering brilliant minds together from many fields and ways of thinking The DesignShop process was determined to be the best way forward and the project was given the name Global Brain Exchange DesignShop 1 in Sydney brought together 40 participants for two days The challenge Create the path forward enabling brilliant minds from five continents to uncover the processes technologies and paradigm shifts that would make the goal accessible and acceptable One of the outcomes was to inform future work and influence the future direction of The Global Brain Exchange In deed together we got that outcome and found the next step forward We learned enough pulled and tugged at ideas followed threads of possibility and in the end have next steps forward By the end of the two days participants had ceased speaking of worthy problems and started identifying worthy solutions As participants and facilitators we moved through the ups and downs the knowns and unknowns the breaking of our own assumptions about an idea or or way of thinking There is no better high for

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/2013/4/16/turning-worthy-problems-into-worthy-solutions.html (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - The past lies in wait
    2012 at 01 12PM The future is rational only in hindsight mg taylor axiom At long last backcasting is becoming a common concept and a mainstream practice among the service design ecosystem as well as communities and organizations actively engaged in designing their future When I read this passage from the absurdly great Italo Calvino I am reminded of a correlary axiom to the future is rational only in hindsight history lies in wait for us only in the future In other words what we do in the future will go a long way towards making sense and meaning of what has happened up to this point Of course Calvino embues it with poetry in how he phrases it The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive there What he sought was always something lying ahead and even if it was a matter of the past it was a past that changed gradually as he advanced on his journey The foreigness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign unpossed places Italo Calvino Invisible Cities Todd

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/2012/10/29/the-past-lies-in-wait.html (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter The Tomorrow Makers Journal is a collection of musings and reflections on how humankind and the rest of our living planet may find a way of escaping to a higher order Entries in Italo Calvino 1 Monday Oct 29 2012 The past lies in wait Monday October 29 2012 at 01 12PM The future is rational only in hindsight mg taylor axiom At long last backcasting is becoming a common concept and a mainstream practice among the service design ecosystem as well as communities and organizations actively engaged in designing their future When I read this passage from the absurdly great Italo Calvino I am reminded of a correlary axiom to the future is rational only in hindsight history lies in wait for us only in the future In other words what we do in the future will go a long way towards making sense and meaning of what has happened up to this point Of course Calvino embues it with poetry in how he phrases it The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities the more one understood the other cities he

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/italo-calvino (2016-04-24)
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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    term Group Genius TEDx Livermore Uncorking Creativity with Group Genius follow us on Twitter The Tomorrow Makers Journal is a collection of musings and reflections on how humankind and the rest of our living planet may find a way of escaping to a higher order Entries in qotw 1 Monday Oct 29 2012 The past lies in wait Monday October 29 2012 at 01 12PM The future is rational only in hindsight mg taylor axiom At long last backcasting is becoming a common concept and a mainstream practice among the service design ecosystem as well as communities and organizations actively engaged in designing their future When I read this passage from the absurdly great Italo Calvino I am reminded of a correlary axiom to the future is rational only in hindsight history lies in wait for us only in the future In other words what we do in the future will go a long way towards making sense and meaning of what has happened up to this point Of course Calvino embues it with poetry in how he phrases it The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities the more one understood the other cities he had

    Original URL path: http://www.tomorrowmakers.org/journal/tag/qotw (2016-04-24)
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