What is all this stuff?

I have been learning and exploring this fascinating space, and using what I find to experiment with ways to improve life for everyone at Cognician.

These notes are a gathering of the various models, ideas, concepts, tools and resources I've found along the way.

What I have learned is that all this work I’m doing is ‘sociotechnological’, in that people are intrinsic to the work of dealing with technology. You have to work on-and-with both at the same time to create leverage and to create a positive impact in the world.

If you have any feedback, questions, or whatever, please let me know via Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobStuttaford. I also offer a modest amount of consulting time per month around Clojure & Datomic, but I’d be happy to help you out with Systems Thinking stuff too. If you’re interested, details are on my website here.

I am ridiculously willing to talk to anyone about this stuff 😃


Systems thinking

Theory of Constraints

Working in Flow

Demand, Failure Demand, and Waste

Managing your Subscriptions

Sense-making tools

Spine Model


Complex Adaptive Systems - Cynefin

So you think you have a people problem?

“Can you do ___ [task] by ___ [date]?”

Organisational tools