“Emergent Strategy” Takeaways

  • “natural selection isn’t individual, but mutual — that species only survive if they learn to be in community... emergence shows us that adaptive and evolution depend more upon... authentic connections... dare I say love”
  • “everything is about critical connections. Chaos is an essential process... the sharing of information is fundamental for organization success... vision is an invisible field that binds is together emerging from relationships and chaos and information”
  • “we are brilliant at survival by brutal at it.” — Olivia Butler on the human hierarchy and intelligence
  • default position if wonder
  • visionary freedom
  • imagination. How do we engage it in ourselves for liberation. How are we engaging it in others to make change
  • how am I creating a process for thinking and self adjustment (spoiler later I find out it’s by communicating it with people who hold me accountable)
  • Octavia Brood’s Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements
  • woe — working on excellence (Devontee -> Drake)
  • TFW it’s not random, but it’s not right. It’s just where things landed
  • the harm that urgency based thinking has regardless of circumstance
  • “the great turning”
  • feelings matter. They are the predecessor that shapes our rational view and sense of process
  • I worry if my my malleability in conversation and style is chameleon-like but maybe I’m more like water. I fill a cup or a pitcher but I’m still H20. I don’t leave my principles as I mold to circumstance.
  • move at the speed of trust (check out Stephen Covey for this)
  • what you pay attention to grows
  • comfort in conducting emerging strategies is a matter of nature vs nurture. It’s not personality or intelligence, just unlearning.
  • fractal — never ending scalable pattern evolving in size through a feedback loop (the large is a mirror of the small)
  • my presence is a contribution. Why do I still shy away from being seen? (I think it has something to do with love. Felt it washed away a bit after VT)
  • what ways can I be held accountable
  • can we articulate the mission passionately
  • meditation passage on the ocean and the journey and trauma getting “there”
  • Somoatis is about fighting for rather than against
  • are we being conduits between generations and treating that as a sacred role
  • when people move in the same direction with one idea it’s a cult. When they hold different ideas it’s a movement
  • practicing emergent strategies is a practice in love
  • the walk happened and it changed the world even if it was in ways that can’t be seen or measured