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First edition - transduction: systems/complexity/cybernetics, public/service/transformation

Benjamin P Taylor
Benjamin P Taylor
Welcome to the inaugural edition of my newsletter.
For some time I’ve been thinking about putting something together which brings together my interests and passions - and can reduce the frequency of my posting on social media.
Revue looks like being a good solution for me as it’s easy to add links. Whether you will appreciate my weblogging of links around the field of systems, cybernetics, and complexity, transformation (especially of public services), insight p*rn, ancient history, mysticism, ethics in public life, education and more and more, remains to be seen. Feedback is welcome!
All my contact details and social media links (@antlerboy on Linkedin and Twitter) are at

What I stand for
An extra section to introduce myself
Why do they say my country doesn’t exist?
The universe is greebling
Top five of the week
Each week, I’ll choose a top five (or so) - with priority given to events and otherwise ‘timely’ things.
An invitation to the RedQuadrant tool shed
If you’re in children’s services or early intervention, I’d like to introduce Richard Selwyn who recently led the children’s transformation in Birmingham. Richard and RedQuadrant have a long history of working together including through the Public Service Transformation Academy. Richard and I are available to support radical improvement work and we’d welcome a discussion if helpful.
Systems / complexity / cybernetics
Illuminate — The Systems Sanctuary
Public / service / transformation
Organisational development / transformation
A grid for better customer / citizen led transformation
Procurement AND commissioning
It will take more than new rules to bring transparency to public procurement in post-Brexit Britain
More than 200 new procurement pipelines to be published by 2023
Environmental and social justice
Gosh, I didn’t expect this to be such a big section!
Half of deaths among people with learning disabilities in England in 2020 were ‘avoidable’ | openDemocracy
Modesty shorts for 4 year old girls? – VictimFocus Blog
Government acted unlawfully over firm's £560,000 Covid contract - BBC News
Dear England by Gareth Southgate | The Players' Tribune
We’re All Mad As Hell, Thanks to Late Capitalism | by Alex Yablon | GEN
More brain food
Teacher Tom: I Don't Know What They Are Learning . . . And Neither Do You
This ingenious duvet cover trick will change your life
Old European culture: Eating acorns
A “welcome to Perth” sign painted on a building rooftop is scaring passengers landing at Sydney airport - AIRLIVE
The Wetware Crisis: the Thermocline of Truth : Bruce F. Webster
Henry Blodget on Twitter: "Rent control in San Francisco backfired."
Musical interlude
David Gray - Birds Without Wings
Brain ticklers continued
'Punk rock' hoops: Serbia aims for 3x3 basketball Olympic glory - France 24
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Benjamin P Taylor
Benjamin P Taylor @antlerboy

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