I wanted to give you a short break from my “Simplify!" blog series. Well, admittedly, I also needed a little break … ;)
A few days ago I rediscovered a short presentation that Dr. Russell Ackoff gave in 1994. The recording of this presentation was titled “If Russ Ackoff had given a TED talk…" on YouTube. The presentation is really short – just 12 minutes. But it contains a lot of wisdom, probably too much to understand it all at once.
I work with models a lot. I use them to make real-world effects better comprehensible and thus enable pondering them. When sharing such a model with other people, every once in a while someone cites