adaptability

Serendipity

Serendipity is our ability to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves in front of us. Mistakenly serendipity is associated with luck, but that is not the case. Our senses and our ability to perceive the world have evolved in a very precise manner to find the fine balance between the maximum amount of information …

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Tools for Resilience

In this past year we have learned how important it is to be resilient. The tools that we can apply in order to build the skills that improve our resilience and adaptability, that improve the probability of being able to cope with the various conditions and the situations that surround are of crucial importance. There …

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Thinking the Unthinkable

Even if you are not a science fiction author, you are now living in a science fictional world, where your daily life is unthinkable. If you were to meet yourself from four months ago, and give updates, even in vague terms about today, you would not believe what you are hearing. However, in a new …

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Your Home the Spaceship

Is thinking of your home as a spaceship a useful maybe even practical metaphor? As we execute carefully planned Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs: the weekly grocery shopping in masks and gloves), our account of inputs and outputs and the circular nature of flows of our homes may become clear.  And realizing how that works in …

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Jolting Adaptability

The lack of adequate response by so many governments to the pandemic, even when plenty of positive and negative examples were already available from other countries that have been impacted before them, is a sign that maybe the mental models that are applied to the decision making are inadequate. The pandemic is not merely exponential. …

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Organizational Immune Reactions

Just like organisms preserve their identity and attack the other, organizations have an immune system as well. Especially successful ones, which can devote even more resources to confirm that what they do is right. But in rapidly changing times, when uncertainty rules, this can prevent necessary experiments that discover what will define success in the …

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