Much of outcomes research is a systematic attempt to exploit what is known and make it better.
Quote by Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly Quotes
It has become evident that the primary lesson of the study of evolution is that...
Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.
Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment,...
Organizations get invested into a particular product. And sometimes the best thing is to stop...
Managing bottom-up change is its own art.
In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself.
One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future,...
But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around...
Technological advances could allow us to see more clearly into our own lives.
It's more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a...
Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex.
The system continually has to make this choice: it can either continue to exploit a...
We tend to think of the mind of an organization residing in the CEO and...
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a...
Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment.
The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the...
The organization and the environment are in concert.