24 episodes

Criticising a system seems naive without suggesting a better one. This podcast series is about how to design useful human systems, including enterprises, communities, commercial businesses, government policy and your own life. It explains and applies the Pragmatists stream of Systems Thinking to assist with this design work. So, it critiques proposed systems using explicit classic concepts like consequences, anti fragile, evolution and contradiction.

Systems Thinking Mike Metcalfe

    • Philosophy

Criticising a system seems naive without suggesting a better one. This podcast series is about how to design useful human systems, including enterprises, communities, commercial businesses, government policy and your own life. It explains and applies the Pragmatists stream of Systems Thinking to assist with this design work. So, it critiques proposed systems using explicit classic concepts like consequences, anti fragile, evolution and contradiction.

    God as Progress

    God as Progress

    Designing a system using the concept of progress over that of supremacy beings.
    How are you helping in the progress of the world?

    • 22 min
    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT EXPERIMENTATION

    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT EXPERIMENTATION

    ASSIGNMENT: Design an experiemnt you can conduct at work, who or what would oppose it?

    • 26 min
    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

    ASSIGNMENT: WHEN RESPONDING TO AN AWKWARD SOCIAL SITUATION, WHOM DO YOU IMITATE?

    • 44 min
    SYSEMS THINKING ABOUT POSTMODERNISM (EVIDENCE)

    SYSEMS THINKING ABOUT POSTMODERNISM (EVIDENCE)

    ASIGNMENT: WHO IS EXCLUDED FROM GIVING EVIDENCE IN YOUR DECISION MAKING.

    • 38 min
    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT DECISION MAKING

    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT DECISION MAKING

    ASSIGNMENT: WHO DO YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION IMITATE WHEN MAKING DECISIONS.

    • 33 min
    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT PURPOSE

    SYSTEMS THINKING ABOUT PURPOSE

    ASSIGNMENT: DRAFT A STSTEMENT OF PURPOSE FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR ORGANISATION, WHAT ARE YOUR OR ITS FIVE CORE CONCEPTS THAT PROVIDE PURPOSE?

    • 28 min

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