Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part two

In my previous post, "Pragmatic Turn and Entrepreneurship: Part One," I provided an overview of the recent development of the Pragmatic Turn in the domain of entrepreneurship. In this post, I will discuss some of my thoughts on the current status of the Pragmatic Turn project in entrepreneurship. The pragmatic turn in entrepreneurship has begun with scholarly … Continue reading Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part two

Effectual Self-Organization(Reposted): Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

In the last few posts, I have been developing the idea of effectuation as a self-organization principle against the idea of expertise acquired by entrepreneurs via experience and deliberate practice. Following are two blog posts in which I have elaborated my thoughts. Why expertise theory of effectuation is flawed?; Here I argue why expertise framing of effectuation … Continue reading Effectual Self-Organization(Reposted): Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

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

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmuMZLUsrzU&ab_channel=Human.Learning.Systems https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1569976914311528448?s=20&t=rPn70LDrIQH2-PbPg_PvXA

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. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1563433457128472577?s=20&t=H_zn1nZyVhm8cjL9FsVHyA 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZtLoN3n9X8&ab_channel=NomenNominandum Back up video from Vimeo attached https://vimeo.com/212751953 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1549035518155198464?s=20&t=H_zn1nZyVhm8cjL9FsVHyA

ESOLoop: An Entrepreneurship Self-Organization Framework for a Complex, Dynamic and Interconnected world.

Abstract Entrepreneurship is a complex decision domain. It is essential that solutions designed for complex domains like entrepreneurship must consider dynamics of complexity like non-linearity, inter-relatedness, emergent property, etc. Regardless of this, most of the dominant entrepreneurship perspectives still assume that entrepreneurship is the same all over the world. The proposed solutions and methods are … Continue reading ESOLoop: An Entrepreneurship Self-Organization Framework for a Complex, Dynamic and Interconnected world.

A Complex Ecological Worldview Of Entrepreneurship

The right worldview is a necessary precondition for sustainable and effective design. If the world view is reductionist or simplistic, ignoring important unknowns, the design will reflect this weakness. As entrepreneurship is a naturally complex system, it is necessary to study entrepreneurial phenomena by applying the frame of complexity science. Despite this reality, most entrepreneurship … Continue reading A Complex Ecological Worldview Of Entrepreneurship

What should be in a complexity friendly design solution for entrepreneurship

Since entrepreneurship is a complex domain, proposed design solutions must recognize complexity as a core design challenge. It must also consider the disposition and bounded rationality of the decision-making agent in question. I have recently read an article by Herbert A. Simon "Can there be a science of complex systems?" in which he listed 4 … Continue reading What should be in a complexity friendly design solution for entrepreneurship

From Representation to Emergence by Osberg, Biesta and Cilliers

A complexity critic of cognitive reductionism. In the paper "From representation to emergence: complexity’s challenge to the epistemology of schooling" Deborah Osberg, Gert Biesta and Paul Cilliers challenges the ‘spatial epistemology’ of representation by using ideas from complexity. Key takes In this paper they explore possibilities for an alternative ‘temporal’ understanding of knowledge in its … Continue reading From Representation to Emergence by Osberg, Biesta and Cilliers

Why expertise theory of effectuation (and entrepreneurship) is flawed?

This is an updated version of my previous blog post that explored the flaws of effectuation. The series has two more posts which you can read here and here (Effectual Self-Organization: Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization). The empirical evidence for effectuation came from the study of expert entrepreneurs conducted by Saraswathy. She … Continue reading Why expertise theory of effectuation (and entrepreneurship) is flawed?

GRE’isation of entrepreneurship

Eric Ries(2011) introduced the concept of Actionable metric and Vanity metric by taking the example of a test preparation company called Grockit. This made me think about the formidable role Lean-startup played in the matricization of entrepreneurship culture. According to Eric Ries, "When cause and effect is clearly understood, people are better able to learn … Continue reading GRE’isation of entrepreneurship

Daniel Kahneman on expertise with reference to entrepreneurship

I have already posted about Kahneman and Klein(2009) arguing that “Skilled intuitions will only develop in an environment of sufficient regularity, which provides valid cues to the situation”. In the following short video, Daniel Kahneman elaborates some of the conditions that are necessary for genuine expertise to develop. https://youtu.be/ksopQLMQsq8

ACAD framework for complex learning situations

Activity-Centred Analysis and Design (ACAD) is a meta-theoretical framework for understanding and improving local, complex, learning situations developed by Peter Goodyear and colleagues https://petergoodyear.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/new-figure-5.jpg?w=1024 I have recently posted an abstract about the framework. Here is a blogpost link and a short video introduction to the framework Blogpost link: ACAD: Activity-Centred Analysis and DesignFollowing is a short … Continue reading ACAD framework for complex learning situations

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