Friston’s Free Energy Principle Explained (part 1)Friston’s Free Energy Principle Explained (part 1) | jared tumiel
Absorptive capacityAbsorptive capacity – Wikipedia
In business administration, absorptive capacity has been defined as “a firm’s ability to recognize the value of new information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends”. It is studied on individual, group, firm, and national levels. Antecedents are prior-based knowledge (knowledge stocks and knowledge flows) and communication. Studies involve a firm’s innovation performance, aspiration level, and organizational learning. It has been said that in order to be innovative an organization should develop its absorptive capacity.
A Frame for Deframing in Strategic Analysis R. Dunbar, R. Garud, S. Raghuram Published 1996 Computer Science Journal of Management Inquiry Deframing processes are needed to deal with pervasive change. We describe what is meant by a frame and how strategy analysts develop and rely on frames to help their understanding. We also discuss the limitations of frames and the need in a changing world for people to be able to both frame and deframe to facilitate their understanding. We then present a frame for understanding the deframing process.[PDF] A Frame for Deframing in Strategic Analysis | Semantic Scholar
A Frame for Deframing in Strategic Analysis
Deframing processes are needed to deal with pervasive change. We describe what is meant by a frame and how strategy analysts develop and rely on frames to help their understanding. We also discuss the limitations of frames and the need in a changing world for people to be able to both frame and deframe to facilitate their understanding. We then present a frame for understanding the deframing process.
In today’s post, I am looking at magic and cybernetics. From a young age, I have been a fan of magic. I have talked about magic here before. I see magic as the art of paradoxes. The word paradox stems from the Greek words – “para” and “dokein”, and taken together it means contrary to expectation.
Take for example a simple magic trick where the magician shows you an open empty hand. The magician closes the hand, and does a gentle wiggle and then opens his hand to reveal a coin. He again closes his hands, and does another gentle wiggle and then opens the hand to show that his hand is empty. The magic happens from a self-referential operation. The spectator (or the observer) sees an empty hand and describes it to themselves as an empty hand. Later, when the magician shows their hand again, the hand now…
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Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector Stephen MossFull article: Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector
Exploring the challenges of system leadership in the voluntary and community sector
Stephen MossPages 125-137 | Received 23 Aug 2019, Accepted 03 Dec 2019, Published online: 23 Jan 2020
LankellyChase Foundation works to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. It set up the ‘Promoting Change Network’ (PCN) to foster learning, and to support 40 or so organisations which receive funding from the Foundation. This was in recognition of the challenges they face in their work to alleviate severe and multiple disadvantages – combinations of problems around homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and abuse, and chronic poverty. Action learning was a supportive intervention commissioned by LankellyChase for PCN grantees, covering London and the North of England/Glasgow. Two Action Learning Sets met five and six times respectively between November 2014 and July 2015. The Sets demonstrated the importance and value of standing back and questioning your approach – when you are part of the (complex) health and care system you are aiming to change.
Jake M. Hofman, Duncan J. Watts, Susan Athey, Filiz Garip, Thomas L. Griffiths, Jon Kleinberg, Helen Margetts, Sendhil Mullainathan, Matthew J. Salganik, Simine Vazire, Alessandro Vespignani & Tal Yarkoni
Computational social science is more than just large repositories of digital data and the computational methods needed to construct and analyse them. It also represents a convergence of different fields with different ways of thinking about and doing science. The goal of this Perspective is to provide some clarity around how these approaches differ from one another and to propose how they might be productively integrated. Towards this end we make two contributions. The first is a schema for thinking about research activities along two dimensions—the extent to which work is explanatory, focusing on identifying and estimating causal effects, and the degree of consideration given to testing predictions of outcomes—and how these two priorities can complement, rather than compete…
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Marx & Philosophy Review of BooksReviews‘Red Hamlet: The Life and Ideas of Alexander Bogdanov’ by James D White,’Empiriomonism: Essays in Philosophy, Books 1-3′ by Alexander Bogdanov reviewed by Nicholas Bujalski‘Red Hamlet: The Life and Ideas of Alexander Bogdanov’ by James D White,’Empiriomonism: Essays in Philosophy, Books 1-3′ by Alexander Bogdanov reviewed by Nicholas Bujalski – Marx & Philosophy Society
Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2018. 494 pp., €170.00 hb
David G. Rowley (ed. and trans.), Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 450 pp., €165.00 hb
Reviewed by Nicholas Bujalski
Macy conferencesMacy conferences – Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia
The Power of SystemsThe Power of Systems
The Power of Systems
How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World
EnglishShow full item recordThe International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an international think tank established jointly by the United States and Soviet Union in Austria in 1972, was intended to advance scientific collaboration. Until the late 1980s, the IIASA was one of the very few permanent sites where policy scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain could work together to articulate and solve world problems, most notably global climate change. One of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War, this think tank was a rare zone of freedom, communication, and negotiation, where leading Soviet scientists could try out their innovative ideas, benefit from access to Western literature, and develop social networks, thus paving the way for some of the key science and policy breakthroughs of the twentieth century.
A dry California creek bed looked like a wildfire risk. Then the beavers went to work BY ISABELLA BLOOM JULY 02, 2021 07:03 AM, UPDATED JULY 04, 2021 04:09 PMCA habitat restoration used beavers to restore Placer | The Sacramento Bee
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Observing Systems Heinz von FoersterObserving Systems | Heinz von Foerster | download
Cybernetics’s Reflexive Turns“Cybernetics’s Reflexive Turns” by Klaus Krippendorff