How can  we  thrive in complexity?
Andrew Rixon PhD Director http://www.babelfishgroup.com
We’ve forgotten something…
The world’s not a straight line
 
 
 
 
Signs  of forgetting…
Being  too  “outcomes” focussed
 
Sensitivity  to  Initial  Conditions
In a hurry to  where ?
 
Thinking there’s  ONE  right answer… (And it’s 42!)
 
 
Trying to do  too  much!
 
Emergence
Before you  forget …
 
 
 
 
 
 
A  Forgotten   Organisation
 
 
 
 
 
Remembering
 
 
 
 
Open Space Technology
 
 
 
How can  we  thrive in complexity?
Andrew Rixon PhD Director http://www.babelfishgroup.com
 
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Keynote delivered for AMP's AMPLIFY event on Wednesday 24th June 2009.

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  • Juggling!
  • We’ve forgotten we live in a non-linear world. If we hadn’t we wouldn’t be surprised when… Stuck in a traffic jam we discover the accidents actually on the other side of the road You’re career path takes a twist turn! (Who has found an answer to “What will I become when I grow up?”) Childcare minding in Hong Kong The financial crisis? Maybe you can think of other examples?
  • Sailing Story The moral is: When you are tooooo outcomes focussed you can miss the obvious Sometimes to get where you need to go you need to sail in a direction opposite Sometimes you need to sail towards the thing you don’t want to hit!
  • Sensitivity to initial conditions
  • Time! It’s no wonder. The current pace of life in the modern world.
  • You’re not a number and nor is this cow. The Milk it Kill it or Grow it Story.
  • The irreducibility principle
  • The problem with Simplicity
  • HRO’s.
  • Open Space Technology
  • Juggling!
  • HRO’s.
  • How can we thrive in Complexity?

    1. 1. How can we thrive in complexity?
    2. 2. Andrew Rixon PhD Director http://www.babelfishgroup.com
    3. 3. We’ve forgotten something…
    4. 4. The world’s not a straight line
    5. 9. Signs of forgetting…
    6. 10. Being too “outcomes” focussed
    7. 12. Sensitivity to Initial Conditions
    8. 13. In a hurry to where ?
    9. 15. Thinking there’s ONE right answer… (And it’s 42!)
    10. 18. Trying to do too much!
    11. 20. Emergence
    12. 21. Before you forget …
    13. 28. A Forgotten Organisation
    14. 34. Remembering
    15. 39. Open Space Technology
    16. 43. How can we thrive in complexity?
    17. 44. Andrew Rixon PhD Director http://www.babelfishgroup.com

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