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Ashbys Law inthe first hour ofthe dayThats part of the section about"Control" from a "Changing theway we think about quali...
Only variety can absorbvarietyAshbys law
We experience Ashbys law ofrequisite variety probably asoften as we experienceNewtons law of gravity.
21:30 the previous night
21:30 the previous nightOnly variety canabsorb variety
If the two hands of theclock were the sameshape and size, whatwould happen with thevariety of the clock?
It will be reduced…
It will be reduced…12:30 = 06:03
Why when I’mstressed, it takes memore time to get theright watertemperature?
What will be theweather today?
What will be theweather today?
I can better controlthe impact of theweather changes onme today if I putmore layers on..
Clay tablets are pretty old.You can write (well, only once)and read on them. Its onlythat they have much lowervariety than...
It controls thetraffic with 3 or 4signals, but it has avariety of 8, so there isa redundant variety…
When the variety ofthe traffic cannot beabsorbed by the roadnetwork, it is absorbedby a traffic jam…
Have you heard wehave a newcompetitor?Yes, and I wonder what is bestto do: increase our productrange to cover what they ha...
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Ashby's law in the first hour of the day
Ashby's law in the first hour of the day
Ashby's law in the first hour of the day
Ashby's law in the first hour of the day
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Ashby's law in the first hour of the day

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That's part of the section about "Control" from a "Changing the way we think about quality" presentation I did earlier this year.

It's yet another attempt to explain the law of requisite variety. I hope it has some value outside the context of the presentation of which it was part.

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Ashby's law in the first hour of the day

  1. 1. Ashbys Law inthe first hour ofthe dayThats part of the section about"Control" from a "Changing theway we think about quality"presentation I did earlier this year.Its yet another attempt to explainthe law of requisite variety.Ivo Velitchkov, March 2013
  2. 2. Only variety can absorbvarietyAshbys law
  3. 3. We experience Ashbys law ofrequisite variety probably asoften as we experienceNewtons law of gravity.
  4. 4. 21:30 the previous night
  5. 5. 21:30 the previous nightOnly variety canabsorb variety
  6. 6. If the two hands of theclock were the sameshape and size, whatwould happen with thevariety of the clock?
  7. 7. It will be reduced…
  8. 8. It will be reduced…12:30 = 06:03
  9. 9. Why when I’mstressed, it takes memore time to get theright watertemperature?
  10. 10. What will be theweather today?
  11. 11. What will be theweather today?
  12. 12. I can better controlthe impact of theweather changes onme today if I putmore layers on..
  13. 13. Clay tablets are pretty old.You can write (well, only once)and read on them. Its onlythat they have much lowervariety than the one in myhands…
  14. 14. It controls thetraffic with 3 or 4signals, but it has avariety of 8, so there isa redundant variety…
  15. 15. When the variety ofthe traffic cannot beabsorbed by the roadnetwork, it is absorbedby a traffic jam…
  16. 16. Have you heard wehave a newcompetitor?Yes, and I wonder what is bestto do: increase our productrange to cover what they haveor merge with it to increase ourcapabilities and have onecompetitor less?
  17. 17. THE END

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