Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part one

In his book The Pragmatic Turn, Richard Bernstein provides an account of what he calls the “the pragmatic turn” that has been taking place over the past several years as philosophers and practitioners have taken up many of the themes explored by the classic American pragmatists. He argues that they are all converging on pragmatic … Continue reading Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part one

Philosopher Paul Feyerabend

Known as a philosopher of science with epistemological anarchist position, Feyerabend wrote influential works like "Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge". Here is an interesting interview that might give us an over view of his philosophical position and how it was shaped.

Entrepreneurship and Synergetics

Synergetics is an interdisciplinary theoretical approach that studies self-organization in complex systems(systems that are characterized by openness, dynamics, and complexity). It was developed by physicist Hermann Haken(1969) through his research experiments on laser light. He noticed unpredictable patterns emerging that cannot be explained by linear models. The properties of light change in a self-organized manner … Continue reading Entrepreneurship and Synergetics

Factor markets, actors, and affordances.

This article, "Factor markets, actors, and affordances" by Teppo Felin, Stuart Kauffman, Antonio Mastrogiorgio, Mariano Mastrogiorgio covers a lot of complexity/evolution based ideas that are useful in entrepreneurship and general learning.

Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister

Professor Michael Young's work has been widely cited as a key reference for Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Memory brigade. He is not happy about it according to a new TES article(link). Interestingly, his "powerful knowledge" perspective was emerged from his South African experience. In this article he shares his experience which might be interesting as … Continue reading Prof Michael Young, Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Ghana’s Minister

Fundamental Limits on Artificial General Intelligence.

This new work "How Organisms Come to Know the World: Fundamental Limits on Artificial General Intelligence(GI)", co-authored by Andrea Roli, Johannes Jaeger and Stuart A. Kauffman, discusses several significant obstacles on this path of General Artificial Intelligence. They points out that general intelligence involves situational reasoning, taking perspectives, choosing goals, and an ability to deal … Continue reading Fundamental Limits on Artificial General Intelligence.

Olli-Pekka Heinonen discusses Finland education system with a complexity perspective

Former Minister of Education of Finland Olli-Pekka Heinonen talk with Toby Lowe about Education system of Finland with a complexity perspective.

Evolutionarily pragmatic cultural intelligence: David Sloan Wilson 

Religion as an evolutionarily pragmatic cultural intelligence: Video Playlist of David Sloan Wilson  David Sloan Wilson asks; "Ïf the mind is evolved to to adopt beliefs,...what kind of beliefs will be adopted by by the evolved mind?... Will it be beliefs that have truth value or will it be beliefs that have survival and reproductive … Continue reading Evolutionarily pragmatic cultural intelligence: David Sloan Wilson 

A Brief History of Connectionism

I was exploring critical works on Herbert Simon. In domains like entrepreneurship Simon is rarely observed under critical lens. Prof Antony Chemero suggested literature about connectionist networks from the 1980s because the proponents often thought of themselves as demonstrating problems with Newell and Simon’s physical symbol system hypothesis. I found the following work which is … Continue reading A Brief History of Connectionism

Scott Kelso Trolls Herbert Simon

Nash Ashur shared the following video @ Twitter that I have retweeted. It is an extremely interesting dig by Kelso on reductive cartesian understanding of human systems, specifically naming Herb Simon since he is the complexity theory face of economics. Here is the transcript; "Babies …..have spontaneous organization. That's a very nice thing to … Continue reading Scott Kelso Trolls Herbert Simon

Ilya Prigogine; The End of Certainty (Interview 1997)

Progogine won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures. His work become one of the core foundations of modern understanding of self-organization theories. Back up video from Vimeo attached

Constraints, creativity and complexity

The concept of "constraints" is built into the construct of creativity itself . Constraints in a general sense may be taken as restrictive. But in a complexity perspective constraints have a different understanding. Here, it is important to understand constraints are enabling too. They create opportunities for action, thoughts, and creation. Order in human life … Continue reading Constraints, creativity and complexity

Entrepreneurship is ecological. Outside the direct scope of academic credentialism.

If it was for the academicians to decide entrepreneurial outcomes, they would have done it already with Psychometric MCQ tests. Luckily, that is not the case and will never be the case. But unfortunately there are many enthusiastic chaps.(not meant for Prof Mollick if you ever see this). As I have discussed elsewhere, GRE’isation of … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is ecological. Outside the direct scope of academic credentialism.

Entrepreneurs as Scientists and Scientific Approach to Strategic Decision (Video playlist)

Prof Alfonso Gambardella of Bocconi University and co-authors discuss Scientific Approach to entrepreneurship and Strategic Decision making in the following videos