You wouldn't believe what is going on in your head and for that matter everybody else's head nearby, all at the same time!
This wonderful swirling mass of tiny Starlings is called a murmuration. Apart from being mesmerisingly beautiful or terrifying - depending on whether or not you’re an Alfred Hitchcock fan - the phenomenon has been studied by lots of different sorts of people. You’d probably assume they were Ornithologists, some Biologists maybe, but Physicists, Mathematicians, Cryptographers,... Continue Reading →
Stop! Just stop it! Now, right now! You know who you all are. I've just about had e-bloody-nough of you lot and your Tinkering with Thinkering. Design Thinking, Leadership Thinking, Coproduction Thinking, Nudge Thinking, Anthropocene Thinking, Humanistic Thinking, Innovation Thinking, Lean Thinking, Complexity Thinking, Ergonomic Thinking, Behavioural Thinking, Creative Thinking, Positive Thinking, Safety Thinking, bloody... Continue Reading →
Right! Normal service is resumed as I charge out of my curmudgeonly corner wielding my philosophical axe. What's for the chop this time: all the soft-arsed fluffy misappropriation of that bloody word Compassion. It's all over the place, used as the apologists suffix of choice tagged onto 'organisational compassion' or 'ecological compassion'. It's used as... Continue Reading →
I'm starting to publicise my personal campaign to kill that Bloody Pyramid. You know the one, it's ubiquitous in management text books and nestled into just about every slide deck of every pedlar of coffee-shop psychobabble. I'm loathed to even show it on my own blog, but I suppose I have to, albeit with a... Continue Reading →
I recently tweeted out this image and it got some attention, so I went off trying to remember why I had created it. Several lovely clicks and reminiscences later, I found one of my typical curmudgeonly responses to a name drop, in a stimulating blog by @whatsthepont from a couple of years ago. So I... Continue Reading →
Have you ever been to a conference, seminar or a meeting when you've been made to sit quietly while some Monologist pontificates from the stage, the lectern or somewhere slightly out of view, up the front? I end up doing that a lot, apart from the "sit quietly" bit. Monologist is a lovely word, that... Continue Reading →
What a marvellous blog (long and luxurious) of which this is a perfect example. http://justifiedbelief.com/2013/10/15/hypothetical-reasoning-disjunctive-inference/ The answer, by the way is to recognise 'contrivance'. The question is logical, designed to get you reasoning, but it is abstracted from lived experience. In other words, they are setting you up to think "front brain" rationally for a... Continue Reading →