Systems Thinking Category

Has apathy killed the environmentalist star?

Interesting article in Grist about a new piece of research from Pew that has found that being an environmentalist is at an all time low. Which is kind of in line with other trends that we are seeing in the world. So here are some opinions from others, some thoughts of my own and some […]

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4 fold increase in Qantas fuel price and we need a second airport in Sydney?

There is a lot of press at the moment about whether the carbon tax is a significant influence on the financial performance of Qantas and Virgin Australia. It’s a good distraction from the elephant in the room – fuel price. The peak oilists seem to have gone quiet in recent years but I did come […]

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3 lessons from entrepreneurs that will help save the world

Inspired by Entrepreneur Magazine @EntMagazine that took an article from Rolling Stone about “how unfair capitalism is and where Occupy Wall Street organizer Jesse Myerson writes about The Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For” and looked at it from an entrepreneurs perspective. @EntMagazine believes that “Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic […]

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Impact Gaming – could Candy Crushers save the world?

I had hoped that I would get a stir from a few people on yesterdays post “Candy Crush – time sucking vampires” and luckily I did. They ranged from “what’s wrong with just having a bit of fun” to “they actually encourage the development of problem solving and application skills”. Absolutely agree but what if […]

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Cundall Australia’s Bright Idea for Recycling Week

Did you know you shouldn’t put CFL bulbs in your general waste? However they can’t be included in your normal council recycling collection. 96% of bulbs end up in landfill resulting in mercury leaching into the ground and valuable resources being wasted. It is Australian National Recycling Week, which aims to bring a national focus to […]

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Competitive Collaboration Part 3 – How do we enable it?

I wrote last week about what is Competitive Collaboration and why I believe it will save the world, today is about how we enable Competitive Collaboration between companies. In my post about what is Competitive Collaboration I took analogies from what is is within companies to explore what it could be between companies. The key […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Thinking – Land-Fillharmonic

Not quite a technology but it certainly disrupted my thinking this morning. An amazing story from Paraguay. Families that survive from recycling waste from a landfill in Catuera, Paraguay have started to make the lives of their children and other peoples children better by recycling broken instruments. It has taken off so much that they […]

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