Tag Archives: Grandiosity

Systematic failure despite “perfect” systems

As my frequent readers know, I’m a keen sailor, and spend quite a lot of time at sea, in various types of vessels, ranging from high performance dinghies over yachts  to cruise ships.  I’ve also got a Maritime Deck Officer … Continue reading

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Cringely’s latest projection – the consequences of “focus on shareholder value”

Robert X Cringely on the consequences of relentless focus on “shareholder value”. The contemporary “business model” of most of today’s large enterprises, regardless domain, is based on relentless “focus on shareholder value” exlusively. And since the time horizon for that … Continue reading

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End of the Road

Want to understand the root causes of all the financial crisis the world has been experiencing lately….? A hint: epic greed combined with  FIAT money and Ponzi schemes…! This trailer gives you a synopsis for the full (55 min) documentary, … Continue reading

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NSA disclosure: is it Orwellian, or is it Huxley…?

Over the past few days, since the revelation of Big Government’s Big-Data surveillance of the citizens of the world, there has been many references to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”, and that book is now soaring on Amazon’s list of … Continue reading

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Systems thinking

“Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.” ― Kenneth E. Boulding

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The Grandiosity of modern business & society

Professor Mats Alvesson talking about the Grandiosity of modern business & society, where  image matters more than reality, a fancy web-site displaying all the politically correct disclaimers and slogan’s about environmental policies etc is more important than getting the real job … Continue reading

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Roots of Functional Stupidity

Professor Mats Alvesson presents some of the root causes for Functional Stupidity. (Presentation is in Swedish)

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Functional Stupidity – The mysterious ways of large organizations explained

A friend of mine just brought my attention to this hot-off-the-press research paper, “A Stupidity Based Theory of Organizations”, by Mats Alvesson and Andre’ Spicer,  published in Journal Of Management Studies. The paper is amazing, it explains a lot of … Continue reading

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