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Archive for: 2017

Further Reading: Online articles

September 27, 2017, Author: KNNKT

Wheatley: Willing to be Disturbed. http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/saelp/willing-to-be-disturbed.pdf Maturana: The Biology of Business – Love expands Intelligence https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240275459_The_Biology_of_Business_Love_Expands_Intelligence Whyte: 10 Questions that have no right to go away. http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/poet-david-whytes-questions-that-have-no-right-to-go-away_1 Wheatley: Solving not Attacking Complex problems. http://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/solvingnotattacking.html Dotlich: Head, Heart and Guts - Ambiguous and unpredictable times call for whole, mature leaders. www.coachmatching.com/library/item/.../191_eca3b6e25f05a86fcbc18ee112393926 Chopra: Want to be a [...]

Sometimes a Wild God

September 21, 2017, Author: KNNKT

Sometimes a Wild God July 19, 2012 Tom Hirons 204 Comments Sometimes a wild god comes to the table. He is awkward and does not know the ways Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver. His voice makes vinegar from wine. When the wild god arrives at the door, You will probably fear him. [...]


September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice, how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. D.Goleman (1997) Vital Lies, Simple Truths.

Negative Capability

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

Keats in a letter to his brothers 21.12.1817   “… it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously I mean Negative Capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and [...]

The Summer Day

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

The Summer Day Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of [...]


September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

ANGER at its heart, is the deepest form of compassion, for another, for the world, for the self, for a life, for the body, for a family and for all our ideals, all vulnerable and all, possibly about to be hurt. Stripped of physical imprisonment and violent reaction, anger is the purest form of care, [...]

A Ritual to Read to Each Other

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

A Ritual to Read to Each Other    If you don’t know the kind of person I am and I don’t know the kind of person you are a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the wrong god home, we may miss our star. For there is many a small [...]

Varela: Ethical Know-How 1

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: F. Varela (1999). Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom and Cognition. Stanford University Press: California.   The First Lecture: Know-How and Know-What   SETTING OUT THE QUESTION Ethics is closer to wisdom than to reason, closer to under­standing what is good than to correctly adjudicating par­ticular situations. I am not alone in thinking this, for it [...]

Complexity and the Enterprise

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: Edgar Morin On Complexity Chapter Five: Complexity and the Enterprise   Let's take a contemporary tapestry. It is made up of threads of linen, cotton, and wool, in various colors. To know this tapestry it would be interesting to know the laws and the principles concerning each type of thread. However, the sum of [...]

Complexity and Action

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: Edgar Marin On Complexity Chapter Four: Complexity and Action   ACTION IS ALSO A WAGER Sometimes we have the impression that action simplifies, because with a choice, we decide, we close the matter. The example of an action that simplifies everything is Alexander's sword that cut through the Gordian knot that no one could [...]