Change and the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence

Warren Kinston 11. March 2012 22:00

Change is hard. 

Have I mentioned that before?

Not just hard to do, but hard to see and hard to grasp.  I came across the superb blog of Giorgio Bertini; who covers an amazing amount of topics, all related to helping change agents.  Just look at his category cloud.  I doubt that it is just me who finds change massive and near-overwhelming.

So I'm progressing very slowly.  Here is an update on latest thoughts.  If you are new to THEE: see the graphic showing levels of WILL that also forms the framework for Personal Endeavour.

Is CHANGE the right name for Level 3 in the Root Hierarchy?  It seems to work but that does not mean it is correct.  When I was finalizing the Levels of Will, there were two levels causing me trouble.  Level-5 was then called "Naming".  It was probably because I was preoccupied with More...


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Change | Nature of the Taxonomy

Is "Autonomy" precise enough for the Freedom to Do? Help Wanted.

Warren Kinston 29. February 2012 09:30

Autonomy and sovereigntyOne of the ideas of the website, was that the essential work of being critical of formulations and properties could be partly taken up by others—by at least a few, perhaps tens, even hundreds of others.  However, I now realize that the Internet doesn’t work that way.  Creativity, we are told again and again, depends on not criticizing ideas.  Common politeness respects personal autonomy and demands restraint—there is something in that.

But, oh dear, does that mean the evolution of ideas based on competitive battles, necessarily red in tooth and claw, must give way to consensus on the lowest common denominator of expedience, fashion or what feels good?  Not really.  It just means that I have to be my own biggest enemy.  So I am playing the role of hitman today on More...


What’s in a Name? Help Wanted.

Warren Kinston 8. February 2012 10:52

I am currently struggling to get a phrase right.  Well, not exactly a phrase—a name.

Can you help me?  I hope so.  Let me put you in the picture.

The heart of the Taxonomy is identifying something and then giving it a really good name, so that everyone can immediately recognize what is being referred to.  The goals are: precision (i.e. exactness), resonance (i.e. generates the right vibes) and differentiation (i.e. discriminates from related, similar things).  Of course, in the process of identifying anything, I have to use words to describe what I am focusing on.  These are usually imperfect names, More...


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