Ok. I am a fan of Henry Mintzberg. First I read: The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning, 1994. https://hbr.org/1994/01/the-fall-and-rise-of-strategic-planning I did that about 1/2 hour ago. His way of writing was so clear I had to find out what else he had to say. So then I read this: Organigraphs: drawing how companies really work, 1999. https://hbr.org/1999/09/organigraphs-drawing-how-companies-really-work You’ve seen Organigraphs. They’re all over. I did not know they had a name or an origin. But they have a name and an origin and it’s 1999 and Henry Mintzberg. So I looked at his Twitter to see what he’s up to in 2019. Brilliant. He’s watching corporations go around in circles, going from smart (1981) to stupid (1997) to smart again (2012) to stupid again (2017-2019). “Here’s an idea for action: Reserve half the seats on the board of American corporations for elected representatives of the workers. No, I have not lost my mind. I am simply stating what Germany did in 1976: By law, employee representatives have been filing 10 of the 20 board memberships in companies of more than 2000 people. The German economy has hardly been suffering ever since. If the CEOs of corporate America don’t like this idea, here’s another: Get rid of executive compensation schemes and quarterly reports that drive their attention toward short-run gains in the stock price, so often at the expense of worker security. And another: Stop lobbying for tax changes that favor corporate shareholders over other people in society. And, while you are at it, support a living minimum wage for workers. How about ending the lobbying that has being doing so much damage to American democracy? The possibilities are endless…for leaders who deserve that label.”

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Udut, Kenneth (2019), “Don’t curse the darkness; instead, paint a lantern: the importance of imagination, fiction and play in taming the unknown.”, Mendeley Data, v1 This morning: In a dream. Tonight: Matching placeholder in this world. https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/4d7swyzcy6/draft?a=4ee9bed7-ecfa-4cb0-bb96-a69e1e5e45c7

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Being born with poor hearing, I know this all too well. Fast branching into a context is key. When you lack context, it’s REALLY hard because the branching can go anywhere. But with branching + context, a single syllable can easily branch into a limited set of words to choose from that you then backtrack and change if the context from the heard part of the sentence modifies your earlier expectations. Well, that’s my first time putting into words my daily experience since I was little but there it is.

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