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Jack Butler talks with Chris Cowan about Holacracy, the organizational operating system

Holacracy is a serious effort to bring distributed authority, agile/lean decision-making and an inbuilt evolutionary heartbeat to running a company. It’s a governance system which you can choose to adopt to run your organization in what I would argue is a more evolved way.   It’s been adapted by my friends Decker Cunov, Robert McNaughton and […]

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What is this possibility costing you?

People have a poor understanding of opportunity cost in my experience, including myself when I am not present.  We can go chasing after all sorts of ‘interesting’ things – but it means we’re not putting major life attention and energy – arguably our two most important currencies – on what most matters to us, or […]

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Set your filter, you opportunity-seeker you!!

If you’re an opportunity-seeker, it’s even more important for you to have a strong filter for what information you capture. For many people, it’s developmental to write things down, because they are too lazy or too unhabituated to do so. For you, the opportunity-seeker, because the world is alive with all sorts of potentially spurious […]

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The environment is stronger than your energy store

Ok, Confessions of A Conscious Change Agent…I feel tired.  It’s 9.43am on a Friday and apart from a small amount of food prep and breakfast, I haven’t done anything today.  Brilliant.   Ever have that feeling of being tired but not having an obvious reason to point to?   Ever have that feeling that you’re […]

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Care for the environment? Closing the knowing-doing gap: the power of your environment

Photo from CoolInsights on Flickr under Creative Commons I experienced my first SXSW this March.  What a fascinating collection of programming and people.  One of the programming tracks I deliberately pursued, on the back of my own experiments with Jawbone UP,  was the self-tracking / quantified self.  The big question that most sessions converged on […]

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