Doesn't time fly? No sooner have I finished one newsletter than it seems time for the next newsletter. Some of you have had problems reading my previous editions so I am saving this in rich text format and for those whose servers seem to strip out the attachments I have also repeated this at the end of the e-mail, but you will already know that by the time you read this!
Also I am sending it out using the blind copy facility as apparently it could be contravening the Data Protection Act if I use the "to" box and reveal everyone's e-mail addresses.
Here in Yorkshire we have The Red Tape. It is literally a red cassette (or CD) full of business news features and gossip. I have just recorded a master class for them on complexity and organisations. If you are interested their web site is http://www.theredtape.co.uk/ and it contains a wide variety of business resources and news.
I have recently been
doing some work for Clive Hook of Clearworth
Economies of Repetition
I had a fascinating meeting the other day with Ian Glenday who specialises in this subject, which takes a totally different view to the traditional economies of scale. He is currently writing an article on the topic and when it is in the public domain I shall attach it to one of these newsletters. http://www.rfsweb.com
I featured this subject in my last newsletter and recently I came across this site which is all about the art of story telling http://www.seanet.com/~eldrbarry/roos/art.htm well worth a visit.
I am part of a discussion group on organisational form host on Dave Gurteen's site and I was asked about holding leadership. This was my reply
Dennis Martin, who
supplied one of the stories in the Story section on my website has at
last got his own website up and running. It explains the whole brain model
and its wide variety of applications.
Whilst surfing I have come across these websites.
New England Complex Systems Institute http://necsi.org/guide/. This site gives some good descriptions of the various aspects of complexity.
The Plexus Institute is a new organisation, which in some sense has been around for a while. It was founded, as a not-for-profit organisation, in December 2000 to promote health and make an enduring and beneficial impact on the well being of people, families, communities, organisations and the environment by understanding and engaging the self-organizing principles of nature. http://www.plexusinstitute.com/
Brainpool, a network based in Scotland, which explores many alternative approaches to life and the world of work in particular. http://www.brainpool.co.uk/welcome/home/framesets/f_shell.html
The Complexity & Artificial Life Research Concept. http://www.calresco.org/ A fascinating site packed with articles and links on all aspects of complexity, and much more besides.
Finally I came across this site full of amazing fractal pictures http://members.home.net/mbfractals/
May your mouse be