Monthly Archives: September 2014

Experience as the mother of wisdom, or …

.. necessity as the mother of invention. What is best? Partos is the Dutch association for NGOs working in International Development. Its members work in the field of poverty reduction, humanitarian aid, human rights and sustainable development. Partos offers them … Continue reading

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Learning from failure

Can a systems approach help? TED talks can be very interesting. This morning I was pointed to one by Linn Hammergren in her contribution to a LinkedIn discussion. The engaging TED speaker she referred to was David Damberger of Engineers … Continue reading

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The systems approach is value-based

But why are values so important? Last June “Wicked Solutions” was published to provide readers, facilitators, and stakeholders interested in wicked problems with a generic systems approach for addressing them. The book is selling quite well, but the large majority … Continue reading

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Wicked Solutions: one more explanation

The complexity of addressing complexity Last June “Wicked Solutions” was published to provide readers, facilitators (not manipulators), or stakeholders with a generic systems approach for addressing wicked problems. Wicked problems are a special category of problems. They are also known … Continue reading

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