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Complexity and how we respond to it

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Chris Rodgers sparked an intense and interesting conversation with (among others) Dave Snowden with this post: Self-organization and emergence as natural dynamics of organization. It’s not light reading but I think it uncovers some interesting differences in how we choose to view human systems. I may post some more detailed thoughts later.

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Yes, and…

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Emotional debt

Releasing the hidden costs of pent up frustrations


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NY bound

I am blogging this from T3 at Heathrow on my way to New York for the Applied Improv conference. I’m having dinner tonight with Howard Mann and Tom Guarriello, which

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Now published: Nothing is Written

Viv and I have now published the pdf copy of our new short book, Nothing is Written. It’s based on our experiences facilitating and training groups from San Francisco to

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Confusion is not ignorance

David Gurteen spotted this post by Esto Kilpi. Kilpi says organisations often mix up confusion with lack of information. (Doing so allows them to avoid conflict) Because any information can