Managing Messes

Managers are not confronted with problems which are independent of each other, but with dynamic situations that consists of complex systems of changing problems that interact with each other. I call such situations messes … Managers do not solve problems, they manage messes. – Russell Ackoff, Operations Theorist

Systematic Thought

If a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves … There’s so much talk about the …

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Setting Simplicity

System Settings Sometimes the best way to organize your systems is to tweak the settings to simplify the configuration. Macworld has some tips for some OSX system settings to make your Mac work better. Examples: Hide your dock to reduce visual clutter filter and sort your spotlight searches show the date and time in the …

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