πŸŒ€πŸ—ž The FLUX Review, Ep. 38 – πŸŒ€πŸ—ž The FLUX Review

πŸŒ€πŸ—ž The FLUX Review, Ep. 38 February 10th, 2022 The FLUX Collective 9 hr ago 2 Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park // Photo: Neel Mehta, FLUX Episode 38 β€” February 10th, 2022 β€” Available at read.fluxcollective.org/p/38 Contributors to this issue: Ade Oshineye, Dimitri Glazkov, Erika Rice Scherpelz, Stefano Mazzocchi, Justin Quimby, Alex Komoroske, Boris Smus, Neel Mehta,Β  Robinson Eaton Additional insights from: Gordon Brander, a.r. Routh, Ben Mathes, Spencer Pitman We’re a ragtag band of systems thinkers who have been dedicating our early mornings to finding new lenses to help you make sense of the complex world we live in. This newsletter is a collection of patterns we’ve noticed in recent weeks. β€œTo be soft is to be powerful” ― Rupi Kaur πŸ”¬πŸ”­ From problems to problem spaces We humans love to measure our usefulness by our problem-solving ability. Yet, in this complex world, the process of problem-solving alone rarely leads to closure. More often than not, an attempt to solve a given problem just produces another set of problems… some larger than the original. At first, these new problems might not register as actual problems. Over time they fester and grow, first just a nuisance, then nipping at our heels, and then, with a sudden phase transition, looming in front of us like the iceberg that sank the Titanic. An organization that celebrates itself as a problem-solving machine is likely at an earlier stage of its cultural evolution. Progress here is defined by solving more problems more quickly, without pausing to think whether today’s problem was caused by yesterday’s speedy solution. Words such as β€œimpact” and β€œlaunch” are at the center of its vernacular.

πŸŒ€πŸ—ž The FLUX Review, Ep. 38 – πŸŒ€πŸ—ž The FLUX Review