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Some brief notes after listening to the conversation between Margaret Heffernan and Matthew Taylor (RSA). This is the RSA’s Bridges to the Future: online event series.
- Ultimately nothing is completely predictable. Frameworks may be okay as reference points (supporting ways of understanding) but there must be ongoing adaptability and situational creativity.
- To ensure fresh thinking
- While thinking systematically, we need to experiment (try things out) – similar to the approaches of entrepreneurs and artists
- Start without knowing if it will be successful (Reminds me of ongoing cycles of feedback – act-feedback-review-adjust-act….)
- Bring differences together (act as a convenor). (Reminds me of Nora Bateson’s comment….”How do we think our way through the messes we’re in when the way we think is part of the mess?”)
- ‘Throw’ things at it – no tidy and neat solutions as they can’t accommodate the messiness of complex, interdependent relationships/contexts
- Think proactively with contingencies (Reminds me of the shift from “just in time” to “just in case”.)