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Preparing for a mid afternoon 30 minute speaking slot at a conference - the nightmare scenario!

I’ve just been given this task…and what a nightmare it is. Many of you will have hopefully read the book ‘Pitch Anything’ by Oren Klaff. Despite its terrible title (which reminds me of the classic, ‘How to make a million bucks in 24 hours’ type books you find at your nearest international airport!), this is probably the most interesting book around sales that I’ve read for a very long time. 418 more words

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Industry development under conditions of complexity

Most economic development projects have a tendency to separate analysis from intervention or implementation. This follows on an engineering approach where you must first understand a problem or issue before you can design interventions which is then logically followed by implementation and later on evaluation. 1,032 more words

Complexity

Intro to Complexity Theory

Check out this beautiful short film introducing complexity theory. Try to view with the lens of school systems:

Complexity

Purpose

Coming from the outside—

You could…                                                    Distraction

You need to…                                                 Distraction

You’re so good at…                                       Distraction

Why don’t you…                                            Distraction

Let’s go to…                                                    Distraction

Save! Buy now…                                            Distraction… 361 more words

"Classical" lawyering has not gone away

Peter Kalis, K&L Gates’ managing partner, published a crackerjack piece at The Lawyer.com in which he asserts that “classical” or “traditional” lawyering is no way threatened by new, alternative providers of legal services. 426 more words

“The world of the Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians was complex, in the technical meaning of the word. It was a system with many agents and many overlapping connections.

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As with scientific innovation, so with ... ? How each of us can 'make a difference'

“An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents… What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.” 111 more words

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