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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast, an ongoing exploration on the future of Platforms & Ecosystems: in these conversations we make sense of what’s next.Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.

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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast, an ongoing exploration on the future of Platforms & Ecosystems: in these conversations we make sense of what’s next.Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.

    Ep. 11 Joost Minnar - Tackling the Fundamental Problems of Organising at Scale

    Ep. 11 Joost Minnar - Tackling the Fundamental Problems of Organising at Scale

    In this episode, we talk to Joost Minnaar, co-founder of the blog Corporate-Rebels.com in 2015. Joost travels the world researching progressive organisations, blogs about the discoveries he makes and advises on workplace issues. Joost is the co-author of the book 'Corporate Rebels, Make Work More Fun' (2020), winner of the Thinkers50 Radar Award (2019) and a Doctoral Candidate at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (VU University, Amsterdam). We also have the pleasure to collaborate with Joost and his colleagues in our work on the Haier Group model (check-up our upcoming webinar: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/adopting-haier-model-webinar/). In our conversation with Joost, we get quite practical about the three “fundamental problems” of organising at scale, as he frames it, and how organisations tackle them. We loved how this episode helped us nail down some key thoughts into discernable patterns, drawing on Joost's rich library of experiences from researching so many great organisations. Read our Medium publication to access our key insights and the interview transcript.Here are some important links from the conversation:Work by Joost and Corporate Rebels:> Corporate Rebels Blog: https://corporate-rebels.com/> Joost Minnaar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joost_minnaar>Joost Minnaar, Corporate Rebels, “Solving Organizational Complexity With Simplicity”:https://corporate-rebels.com/how-fast-can-you-scale/> Joost Minnaar, Corporate Rebels. “How To Organize A Large Company Without Middle Management”: https://corporate-rebels.com/how-to-organize-a-large-organization-without-middle-management/ > Pim de Morree, Corporate Rebels, “A Radical And Proven Approach To Self-Management” (Ner Group), https://corporate-rebels.com/ner-groupOther mentions and references> Geoffrey West, Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Scale-Universal-Innovation-Sustainability-Organisms/dp/1594205582> Geoffrey West profile https://www.santafe.edu/people/profile/geoffrey-west> Principle of least action, http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Principle_of_least_action > Deborah Frieze, From Scaling Up to Scaling Across: https://medium.com/in-praise-of-scaling-down/from-scaling-up-to-scaling-across-ed5092acd22fFind out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcastThanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio find his portfolio here: https://audiojungle.net/user/liosound/portfolio?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=salesRecorded on May 4th 2020

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    Ep. 10 Indy Johar - Redrawing the Human Development thesis for the 21st Century

    Ep. 10 Indy Johar - Redrawing the Human Development thesis for the 21st Century

    In this boundaryless conversation we speak with Indy Johar, architect and co-founder of Project 00 and most recently Dark Matter Labs (see his full bio here: https://about.me/indy.johar).Indy is really a great thinker when it comes to going beyond “corner shop” size social transformation initiatives to explore the next generation of institutions -  living at the edge between public, open and private. We explore what he thinks will happen to organising, institution-building and human potential, as we move beyond an information age towards an era where building capabilities for antifragile institutions is key.Find out more about Indy and his work:>About Indy Johar, https://about.me/indy.johar > Dark Matter Labs and its distributed team: https://darkmatterlabs.org/Team> Dark Matter Labs collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC on Longtermism: Reorienting mindsets towards long-term thinking and acting: https://darkmatterlabs.org/Longtermism-Reorienting-mindsets-towards-long-term-thinking-and-acting > Medium series of Longtermism, https://medium.com/futures-in-long-termism/futures-in-long-termism-95f64710f9b2> “Letters from Amsterdam” on how they’re organised: https://provocations.darkmatterlabs.org/amsterdam-2019-2020-letter-to-our-future-dbd67a035ffe> Indy Johar, Good work is the answer…: https://provocations.darkmatterlabs.org/there-is-nothing-wrong-with-the-consumer-society-as-an-idea-3c408b17ce > Trees as Infrastructure, https://darkmatterlabs.org/Trees-as-Infrastructure-Rewilding-urban-forestsOther Mentions and References:> John Vervaeke, Ep. 1 - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis - Introductionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY> Danny Dorling, Slowdown (2020): The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B086LK5KSL/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1Music by liosound.Recorded on April 29th

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    Ep. 09 Daniel Wahl - Organizing in Nested Systems: Re-regionalisation, Landscape and Global Solidarity

    Ep. 09 Daniel Wahl - Organizing in Nested Systems: Re-regionalisation, Landscape and Global Solidarity

    In our conversation with Daniel, we talk about the interplays between technology and landscape, between the virtual and the analogue world, and we explore what kind of new experiments and institutions that may emerge — and what new constituencies will likely gain a key role in organising at scale — for the re-regionalisation of the economy, which is such an important step of society’s regeneration.How to find and support Daniel’s work:> Medium Blog: https://medium.com/@designforsustainability > Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DanielChristianWahl?fan_landing=true > Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDCWahl > LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-christian-wahl-phd-51a54616/ > Regeneration rising Youtube conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zBxHnVsuus > Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/regenerativecultures/, https://www.facebook.com/Ecological-Consciousness-567337650286414/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/920150431523616/about/ Mentions and references:> Daniel Wahl, Midwives of the Regeneration: On the fertile edges of the more beautiful world, https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/midwives-of-the-regeneration-on-the-fertile-edges-of-the-more-beautiful-world-4a28a9c6496f > Daniel Wahl, Salutogenic Cities & Bioregional Regeneration (Part I of II), https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/salutogenic-cities-bioregional-regeneration-part-i-of-ii-2772a13bad9a > Jung’s cognitive functions, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_cognitive_functions > Joanna Macy, https://www.joannamacy.net/main > Janine Benyus: “life creates conditions conducive to life”, https://www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_biomimicry_s_surprising_lessons_from_nature_s_engineers/transcript?language=en > Ecolise: https://www.ecolise.eu/ > Planetary Health Alliance, https://www.planetaryhealthalliance.org/mission > Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, https://www.amazon.com/Unsettling-America-Culture-Agriculture/dp/0871568772 > Regenesis Group: https://regenesisgroup.com/ > Bayo Akomolafe: “times are urgent so let’s slow down” http://bayoakomolafe.net/project/the-times-are-urgent-lets-slow-down/ > Rebel Wison, Sense-Making the Coronavirus outbreak, with Jamie Wheal, Diane Musho Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKDWmKL7xCk > Yuk Hui, Cosmotechnics as Cosmopolistics, https://www.e-flux.com/journal/86/161887/cosmotechnics-as-cosmopolitics/ > Thích Nhất Hạnh (interbeing): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Nh%E1%BA%A5t_H%E1%BA%A1nh  Music by LisosoundRecorded on April 06th 

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    Checkpoint episode with Lisa Gansky - Ecosystems: between the "no more" and the "not yet"

    Checkpoint episode with Lisa Gansky - Ecosystems: between the "no more" and the "not yet"

    This is a “checkpoint” episode where we talk to Lisa about what we’ve been discovering so far in the research for the Whitepaper and get her valuable take focusing on the role of incumbents in adapting to a fast-changing world. She talks about the emerging space between the “no more” and “not yet”. In this in-between space where most of the potential to re-invent organizing seems to lay, ecosystems appear to be a candidate driver of transformation for incumbents, although questions abound regarding their maturity.  > Follow Lisa Gansky on Twitter: https://twitter.com/instigating> Subscribe to “Instigate this” curated by Lisa: https://paper.li/instigating?edition_id=1f138460-82ac-11ea-a01c-0cc47a0d1605#/Some references mentioned in the show:> Marc Andreesen, “It’s time to build”, https://a16z.com/2020/04/18/its-time-to-build/> Slavoj Zizek on Coronavirus: "Things will not go back to normal", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfWIMPredyI&feature=youtu.be> Ichak Adizes, Organisational Life Cycle: https://adizes.com/lifecycle/> Reporting 3.0 “Maturation Matrix”: https://medium.com/@r3dot0/introducing-the-r3-0-maturation-matrix-6652047a0ba8Music by LisosoundRecorded on April 20th 

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    Ep. 08 Stowe Boyd - Ecosystemic Organizations and the Future of Work

    Ep. 08 Stowe Boyd - Ecosystemic Organizations and the Future of Work

    Stowe describes his calling as “the ecology of work and the anthropology of the future”. He’s founder of Work Futures, where he explores critical themes of the future of work, and top writer in Economics, Leadership and Futures on Medium. He also writes extensively about work technologies and serves as a Gigaom editor.In our conversation, we talk about how platforms contribute to changing the relationship between consumers and producers and how this — in turn — leads to re-shaping organizations, as firms optimize for a low transaction cost economy. We also talk about fairness and the importance of distributed governance to be transparent and reliable, allowing the players in an ecosystem to operate without constantly “covering their backs”.How to find Stowe Boyd and his work:> Medium: https://medium.com/@stoweboyd> Work Futures: https://workfutures.org/Mentions and references:> Rent the Runway: https://www.renttherunway.com/> Amoeba Management | Management Philosophy | KYOCERA, https://global.kyocera.com/philosophy/amoeba.html> Stanley McChrystal, Chris Fussell, Tantum Collins, David Silverman (2015): Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex Worldhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22529127-team-of-teams> Carlota Perez social and economic impact of technical change (including S curves): http://www.carlotaperez.org/>Follow the work of Ben Evans and Ben Thompson: https://www.ben-evans.com/newsletter; https://stratechery.com/> "In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." - Carl Jung, https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/carl_jung_157280> Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Cindy Gallop in HBR on female leadership https://hbr.org/2020/04/7-leadership-lessons-men-can-learn-from-women> Participatory City: http://www.participatorycity.org/about Music by liosound.Recorded on April 3rd 2020

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    Ep. 07 Bill Fischer - Leadership as Architecting: Transforming Organisations into Thriving Ecosystems

    Ep. 07 Bill Fischer - Leadership as Architecting: Transforming Organisations into Thriving Ecosystems

    In this Boundaryless Conversation, we talk with Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management at IMD Business School in Lausanne. Bill co-founded and co-directs the IMD program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT and also authors a regular column for Forbes.com entitled “The Ideas Business”. Together with Bill, we’re exploring how incumbent organizations are likely to respond to pressures like plummeting transaction costs and the need to extend their organizational models across boundaries, digging into the cultural, organizational and leadership resistance that this transformation may encounter.  We talk quite a lot about Haier Group, a world-leading pioneer embracing a culture of entrepreneurship and ecosystem enablement. If you’re interested in learning more about this case, here are two opportunities for you:> A Webinar on the Haier Story hosted on 29th of April, offering an introductory discussion on Haier's Group’s organizational approach Rendanheyi. Sign up here or follow the live streaming on the Boundaryless YouTube channel. > An upcoming Haier Certified 3 Half Day online course that Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero will facilitate online on June 16-17-18 Here are some important links from the conversation:More about the Haier model: > William A. Fischer, Umberto Lago and Fang Liu: Reinventing Giants: https://www.imd.org/research-knowledge/books/reinventing-giants/ > William A. Fische: How Haier gives insights into China’s radical transformation - From autarky to everywhere, https://www.imd.org/research-knowledge/articles/how-haier-gives-insights-into-chinas-radical-transformation/ > Simone’s take on the PDT blog: “An Entrepreneurial, Ecosystem Enabling Organization - What’s emerging from understanding Haier Group”, https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/an-entrepreneurial-ecosystem-enabling-organization-c35eaf5acd9c> Corporate Rebels: “RenDanHeYi: The Organizational Model Defining The Future Of Work?” https://corporate-rebels.com/rendanheyi-forum/ Stuff mentioned in the conversation:> Charlie Fine, “Nail it, Scale it, Sail it”, https://www.jungle-mountain-ocean.com/about > Oticon hearing aid company in Denmark, https://www.oticon.com/> Jos de Blok, founder of the nurse-led organisation Buurztorg: https://www.buurtzorg.com/about-us/history/> Stora Enso, the Finish company with roots in the 14th century: https://www.storaenso.com/ > ABB, https://new.abb.com/> John Hagel’s writings on Edge Perspectives, on ideas of scalable learning and the difference between the scalable economy of scalable efficiency, https://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/> Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer, William Bole, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10553258-the-idea-hunter  Music by liosound.Recorded on March 30th 2020

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