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Networks Rule: from Seperatedness to Interconnectedness

An excellent article on how business should been seen in the scope of the [much] bigger picture;

Insights: In fact, the more we understand how life works, the more we recognise how the organising principles of life can be applied to business.  It is as if the challenging business environment we find ourselves in (this ‘perfect storm’) gives the perfect environment for us to shift our perceptions to see the business world for what it really is – a part of life.
Learning to see business through more of an ecosystems lens. Less machine. More organism.
At the core of this paradigm shift is a perception shift from ‘seperatedness’ to ‘interconnectedness’ 

Found via a post by +Adam Johnson shared on the "Building better places to work" community by +James O'SullivanThe conversation on +Gideon Rosenblatt post also contains some useful links to follow.
Ecological Thinking for Business TransformationMost people in business subscribe to an out-dated worldview, a perception of reality inadequate for dealing with the volatile and globally interconnected business world.
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Nurture Compassion in Education

Nurture compassion on a daily basis.

Wouldn't it be nice if educational establishments spent less time focusing on exam results and more time focusing on what makes an individuals brain light up. I'd like to see researchers deep dive in to what really motivates learners to learn. I'd also like to see studies conducted on the physical and psychological reactions that occur when students request help from one another, and the effect this has on motivation. In essence, I think more needs to be done to create opportunities for learners to help one another?

Students should be constantly questioning and if they're not, the question has to be asked, why not. Without the motivation to ask why, how or what, the learner is destined to learn very little. I think it's time to stop taking the learning opportunity away from learners by teaching them and instead help them learn through discovery. Ask them questions, lots of questions, and encourage them to question everything!

I think if the focus can shift from establishment centric, to student centric, a natural increase in compassion would be seen; we need people to care more.

Perhaps it's time to include compassion as a subject in the curriculum. Perhaps it needs to have a similar weighting to maths and science. Because if they don't care or don't know how to care or they've forgotten how to care, life and the footprints they leave will not make much sense, less have any positive ripple effect.

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