I'm really interested by the different contributions on the road to Bournmouth so far. Makes me reflect on what is already 'closer to home' for me and what requires more effort to understand or connect with. I find it a discipline, but valuable in the end, to attend to what I understand less well when I'm caught by the enthusiasm for what seems like a new possibility. . . forgetting that quite possibly I don't understand that any better, it's just that I like it!

I have been enjoying my/our colleague Chris Rodgers's blogs recently. I always do, but just at the moment I'm taken by what seems an elegant approach to the matter of complexity in human system-ing. A touchstone for the view that, whatever the future is, we're doing it now and we'll be doing it then and if we think we're designing it then we may need a different definition of the word design. Perhaps one can design enabling conditions for emergence.. . that's what open space is (?)

There seems to be a call for skilful being, as much as skilful thinking. . . because, when it comes down to it, some stuff happens beause of how we are and some stuff doesn't, and I'm really not sure we can pin down which is which. Being human, we will continue, well, being human.

Chris is more succinct. I particularly like his argument that whinging about silos is largely pointless. . .


Kind regards and looking forward to being with you all,


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