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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Gail Taylor podcast
    Paradigm Shift Wednesday Apr 22 2009 Gail Taylor podcast Wednesday April 22 2009 at 11 25AM Eugene Kim of Blue Oxen Associates and Tomorrow Makers board member has posted a podcast with Gail in a conversation that goes back through time to the origin of Group Genius and what she learned from very young children Tomorrow Makers Post a Comment Share Article View Printer Friendly Version Reader Comments There are

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Following the Paradigm Shift
    book I can remember is The Tao of Physics In 1990 Danah Zohar wrote The Quantum Self a landmark book for me Suddenly the 1990s were rich with books and stories Two of my favorites are Out of Control by Kevin Kelly and Leadership and the New Science by Meg Wheatley I draw on these books continuously Other signs of a new paradigm finding its way forth was the deepening stress and anger of the old system always in denial of change Meanwhile new ideas were popping forth with greater and greater speed and a number of them were sticking Nature is abundant in how it spreads seeds Few take hold but there are enough to create entire new ecosystems and create thriving diversity and difference We ve tracked the emergence of this new paradigm through identity vision intent and finally over the last few years through insight engineering and building Once a small but significant number of new diverse ideas take root and begin holding their ground transformation comes quickly William Gibson author states The future is already here it s just unevenly distributed Like Gibson I believe we the collective we or enough of us have passed the tipping point and moved beyond insight into engineering and building and using This is the easier part it will happen fast Soon we will be in the midst of a new very different paradigm The question is Will We recognize our responsibilityt How will we choose to shape it Its character that of a knowledge economy a phoenix economy a stewardship of Planet Earth a civil society are laying tracks It is up to all of us to give the ideas lift to shape them further invest in them engage in the design process It is still possible for this fresh new paradigm to go bad if we spend too much of our time fighting wars we have won not seeing a fresh world in the making I suggest we step fully into this new paradigm and attract others into a world of our making It is truly time to have a future by design not default Kuhn believed that when a scientific paradigm is replaced by a new one albeit through a complex social process the new one is always better not just different It is possible that within our lifetimes many of our visions and intentions will be taken for normality I am not speaking of a utopian civilization Who wants that But the ideas and philosophies that so many of us have been working for will not be fought Instead they will be used and promoted within the new paradigm This moment in time is so rich full of surprises chaos new orders new questions new relationships to each other and to the stuff we make and use Let s help each other stay awake and design our way through this transformative era gail taylor 4 Comments Share Article tagged Phoenix Economy This Moment in Time creative

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    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 resilience pysical paradigm fast slow 1 Sunday May 03 2009 Resilience Sunday May 3 2009 at 04 25PM The combination of fast and slow components makes the system resilient along with the way the differently paced parts affect each other Fast learns slow remembers Fast proposes slow disposes Fast is discontinuous slow is continuous Fast and small instructs slow and big by accrued innovation and occasional revolution Slow and big controls small and fast by consrtraint and constancy Fast gets all our attention slow has all the power All durable dynamic systems have this sort of structure it is what makes them adaptable and robust Brian Eno as quoted in The Clock of the Long Now by Stewart Brand Resilience is something I want to understand better It is an interesting word and weaves throughout our conversations whether they are focused on health ecosystems economies communities chemistry engineering businesses or design Last year I thought about my body s resilience while undergoing surgery and chemo therapy Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from major shocks and in the process become stronger more adaptable Cancer kills and chemo therapy kills cancer Is my body strong enough to take this double whammy Will it bounce back stronger than before cancer Perhaps I can t rush it though There is a lot of slow taking place I have good days good weeks I feel solid again and then something puts the brakes on and slows me way down and says Not so fast My doctors and nutritionist tell me I have another six to eight months to go before my body has woven

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    are focused on health ecosystems economies communities chemistry engineering businesses or design Last year I thought about my body s resilience while undergoing surgery and chemo therapy Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from major shocks and in the process become stronger more adaptable Cancer kills and chemo therapy kills cancer Is my body strong enough to take this double whammy Will it bounce back stronger than before cancer Perhaps I can t rush it though There is a lot of slow taking place I have good days good weeks I feel solid again and then something puts the brakes on and slows me way down and says Not so fast My doctors and nutritionist tell me I have another six to eight months to go before my body has woven itself back together before slow stops nagging me with sudden nerve pains falls headaches and tiredness Fast makes multiple trys over time to assert itself so that I feel I can do anything It s interesting because the fast and slow parts of my essence don t seem to be working together How do I come to know my body s resilience Is it a matter of just biding time eating right exercising and sleeping well One of the things I lost last year was my vision of my future I lost my sense of self my hunger for life and to make a difference It just faded away but now it is coming back I can once more reach into the future and see myself playing a part I am coming to knowing again and it feels good Perhaps this is the strongest indicator of resilience What will it take to nudge the new paradigm into a resilient state How will those of us wanting

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    at ob heave First Known Use 14th century from Merriam Webster dictionary This morning I listened to the TED talk The Birth of a Word The author Deb Ray uses his 18 minute talk to explore the unfolding of his child s first words and then moves on to show the research going on to map words and how they filter down throughout the social environment As I listened I began to think about the word occupy and where the spikes and filtrations of this word were humming and streaming throughout the world The talk was made in March 2011 before we the 99 gave a deeper meaning to Occupy It would be both fun and significant to map this word as it travels through time Clearly Deb s talk revealed how important it is to choose words carefully and meaningfully As our new global paradigm unfolds it seems essential to bring new words forth and to give them meaning through all of our media What are the words that speak to a better more equitable world Words like environment sustainable health peace are useful words but they are often co opted by the media reporting the old news They

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal
    on my list of see often movies I have much to learn from it The drama is a beautiful show for how to bring a diverse non engaged group of people into a conversation that allows each person in his own way to challenge his assumptions and authenically change his vantage point This kind of process is at the heart of Group Genius Juror 8 against all odds asks questions and plays Spoze with the other jurors making sure that each of the men are brought into an environment of care and listening The young boy being tried has had every bad break possible including a lawyer appointed by the state who simply did not care if he lost the case He just assumed his guy was guilty The movie started with 11 jurors against one and the one Juror 8 was not even sure of the boy s innocense He only claimed there was reasonable doubt which meant that he was not guilty for sure With one question and one test Juror 8 began the process of getting the others to begin the process of thinking for themselves rather than to assume that he could give away their vote without careful consideration One question led to someone else s question and slowly the group came together to ask real questions of each other ones that mattered not only to the boy but to each of the jurors It was a prime example of the MG Taylor Axioms 1 Everything that someone tells you is true They are reporting their experience of reality 2 To argue with someone else s experience is a waste of time 3 To add someone s experience to your experience to create a new experience is possibly valuable These three axioms unfolded over and over

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - A Modeling Language
    were like Eschers hands with each exchange we were growing a new language The result was a modeling language which we have used for more than 30 years now to help us come to understand and share our own thinking with our network and clients throughout the world As stated on the MG Taylor website a model is a slice of reality a vantage point of perception Our models are for creating an infrastructure and process for dialog and diagnosis of a situation Each model is designed to hold a truth and to unfold a story by and with the users For instance our Stages of an Enterprise Model is true for all stages in nature as well as organizations and other human developed enterprises When we have used it with members of a corporation or community they come to see themselves within a larger context The dialog leads to seeing an organization as constant change It provides a way to step back and examine the stages of an organization from a higher plane When employees and managers play with this model they aren t forced to change They gain a new understanding of what it means to be in sync with an idea project or organization They want to ride these waves of change None of our models are about people rather they model underlying stories about different situations and possibilities They are not right or wrong or better or worse than other models That is not the point They are a language that helps us come to know how to test design use and provide feedback to our own processes Our Seven Domains Model helps understand why we leave people out of our models As you explore the models you will see glyphs inside each one Think of

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  • - Tomorrow Makers' Journal - Siblings
    became a major anchor to its integrity and development More than 30 years ago when just married Cary and his wife Glenda purchased a very run down house in a run down neighborhood just south of downtown KC Mo Together with a few other brave young couples they brought life back into the Roanoke neighborhood The older owners celebrated told history stories and welcomed these newcomers who were fixing up the houses room by room when the dollars allowed Together they created a strong alliance and a welcoming feeling Soon the four or five block area was teaming with young people anxious to preserve and restore a part of Kansas City s heritage That is why more than 400 people showed up to remember Cary and share stories and take pleasure in his accomplishments And it is why I feel sure that every time I visit Kansas City I will not only see what Cary build and created but the ongoing unfolding vision of a vibrant down town area Kevin Kelly in his book Out of Control speaks of restoring a prairie He speaks about the prairie going through phase transitions until it can t help but be a prairie Through all of the phases it attracts the next layer soil root systems plants attract insects birds which in tern attract small animals and on and on through the layers of animals and plants until finally the parts take hold and fall together into a remarkable and unique whole greater than any of the parts This is Cary s story of his down town Many of his ideas took a long time to catch on to ignite others to see what he saw Yet he never gave up and now there are many many who came through attraction and are

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