Archive for April 2018

All That Jazz

“Where’s jazz going? I don’t know. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.” Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk reflected on the mystery of this quintessential American music. Trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis once said: “When you hit a wrong note it’s the next note that makes…

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The Commons

The challenge of collaboration takes many forms. One of these is how we treat the commons. We struggle to protect shared spaces because we largely act out of self-interest. There are alternatives however. A growing urban movement is experimenting with different ways of living. Seoul, South Korea has been called the world’s most wired city.…

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The Business Revolution

Integral Strategy Network is working with organizations at the frontier of transformative change, helping to reinvent their business. Digital Transformation Waves of change in information and communication technology have triggered massive disruption in business, based on exponential gains in computing power and the growth of the Internet. New technologies are transforming entire industries and restructuring…

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The Control Revolution

The Crisis of Control It is clear that traditional organizational structures are struggling to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Yet they were once revolutionary, responding to the wave of change created by industrialization. Before the Industrial Revolution, businesses were small and a single individual could manage them. Until then, James Beniger wrote in…

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The Acceleration of Everything

We often talk these days about accelerating change, but it is extraordinary to look back on all that has happened in the last two hundred years. This is a brief overview of that incredible journey. The Nineteenth Century Human ingenuity soared in unprecedented ways in the 1800s, creating new technologies that changed virtually every aspect…

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