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April 13, 2012 Comments Off on Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
These are the standard approaches underlying classic engineering and management, as taught in universities and practiced in business and government. But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. We need different principles and processes to address this class of highly complex problems, many based on disruptive innovations which we have not encountered before. This is where we need to turn to holistic thinking to pull together everything we know about the problem, and to creativity to try to make sense of what is going on and come up with a working, satisfying solution. This is where we enter the world of design.
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September 11, 2011 § 4 Comments
Ten years ago I was fighting for my life far from the Twin Towers of New York. Just over a year after my Bone Marrow Transplant, the delicate dance of moderate to severe Graft vs Host Disease made every day both precious and monumental.
May 21, 2011 Comments Off on The Joy of Podcasts
Since getting my iPod Touch last month I have started walking more and listening to podcasts. I love all the stuff I’m learning while I walk over to Starbucks. I had always been aware of podcasts before but had never really gotten into them until I started walking 2 or 3 times a week.
My current favourites are:
- Back to Work with Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann
- Build and Analyze with Dan Benjamin and Marco Arment
- The Big Web Show with Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman
- Q with Jian Ghomeshi Jian is so prolific that sometimes I get too far behind on this show and have to unsubscribe for awhile
What are some of your favourite podcasts?
April 30, 2011 § 6 Comments
I’ve read about people abandoning their laptops and desktops after getting an iPad but I never expected that would happen to me when I got an iPod Touch.
Here is my set-up so far:
- Mail, iCal and Safari are, of course, already installed on the iPod Touch.
- Dropbox to access, synchronize and backup files between my iPod and iMac
- PlainText for writing syncs with Dropbox
- Instapaper so that I can get reading done while I am doing other things like riding the bus
- Evernote to “Remember Everything”
- TaskPaper a simple to-do list that can do a ton of stuff
- Google Reader (added to home screen from Safari)
- same with weather
- Tiny Wings thanks to @brenasmith
- Daily Tracker keeps track of things I do like walking, sleeping and tai chi and then exports that data to Google Docs.