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Responsibility versus anti-possession as response to disaster

If ever you might need a clear example of the difference between a responsibility-based economy versus a possession-based one, and the fundamental dysfunctionality of the latter, take a look at the international response to the current natural-disaster in Japan, with

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An architecture of responsibility

Following on from the previous post on ‘Possessed by possession‘, if it’s true that there is no way to make a possession-based economy sustainable, then it seems worthwhile to take a look at some of the implications. First, though, a

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Possessed by possession?

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are some big changes happening right now in the wider world… Lots and lots of them, at every scale and in just about every major context, from political to social, environmental to technological, and

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Cynefin as place: a respectful enquiry

[A slightly risky post, this, given the unfortunate history between myself and Dave Snowden: but I want to emphasise that it is in good faith, as a genuine enquiry that I believe would be of real value to those of

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Mythquake book: What happens next?

Okay, so that’s all of the Mythquake book-project. The chapters, in variously-complete condition, are as follows: Mythquake MQ-1: Everyday upsets MQ-2: The centre of the universe MQ-3: I am what I do MQ-4: Whoever you voted for… MQ-5: Money makes

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Mythquake: Aftershocks ('Mythquake' series)

The final section of the Mythquake book-project – a book I know I’ll now never complete, so I’m making it available for anyone who wants it. The previous chapter, ‘MQ-9: Possession‘, explored what will probably be the source of the most

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MQ-9: Possession ('Mythquake' series)

More on the Mythquake book-project – a book I’d been trying to write for some ten years, but now recognise it’s time for me to hand it over to someone else (if anyone else wants it! 🙂 ) The previous chapter,

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MQ-8: Let Freedom Reign ('Mythquake' series)

Summary of another chapter from the Mythquake book-project. The previous chapter, ‘MQ-7: Sugar and spice‘, covered probably the most controversial class of mythquakes, around cultural, societal, interpersonal and personal definitions of gender. It’s controversial because it’s something every person will experience

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MQ-7: Sugar And Spice ('Mythquake' series)

Another chapter from the Mythquake book-project. In the previous chapter, ‘MQ-6: The meaning of life‘, we explored major mythquakes that arise from collisions between ways of thinking – particularly science and religion, as ‘social constructions of reality’ that provide definitions of

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MQ-6: The Meaning Of Life ('Mythquake' series)

More on the Mythquake book-project – an unfinished book-project that I accept I now need to hand over to someone else, or at least make the ideas more generally available in some form. In the previous chapter, ‘MQ-5: Money makes the

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