mastering complexity

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. This is the 250th in the series.

“I think it’s a discovery all artists make: the most interesting and bravest work is likely the hardest to make a living from.”@berkun

“Our most successful clients have cross-flowing knowledge networks to handle the complexity/variety of their marketplace.”@orgnet

“In a sense, cooperation is the temporary alignment of multiple, occasionally contradictory, purposes.”@indalogenesis

“The One Year Club”, a series of tweets by @infocloud

“The One Year Club – organizations that buy tools to embrace a new way of working without understanding fit, and finding it really complex. Organizations realize 9 to 18 months in that their tools don’t fit and what they are trying to do is really complex & they need help. Today the One Year Club is far broader and running into vastly deeper problems than 6 to 8 years ago. The One Year Club persists and got worse by not trying to get smarter and understand things, but still thinking it was simple.”

Why Is It Difficult To Understand Complex Problems? – via @ToughLoveForx

“Traditional problem solving depends on established patterns only. Problems are solved using pattern recognition. So traditional problem solving depends on having a grasp of well established patterns presented in  form of comprehensible knowledge, which is available in public domain. However, complex systems and their problems have both patterns and “no patterns.” “No pattern” means existence of new patterns that have not been seen earlier. Therefore, to solve complex problems requires creation of new knowledge to address the emergence of “no pattern.” Creating new knowledge is a difficult task. And the process of creating new knowledge, under constraints of time and resources, is not available. There is a gap. Hence most find it difficult to tackle complex problems and issues.”

Teaching with Twitter – via @JeffMerrell

“The constraints of Twitter are also its affordances. Being asked to take an idea and put it in this constrained linguistic space of 140 characters forces us to think about and question our thinking in ways we wouldn’t otherwise.” – Jesse Stommel

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo – via @AmyBurvall

Mastery by Amy Burvall

Mastery by Amy Burvall

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