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Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

Dit document is in 2014 geschreven. Het is eerste instantie gebruikt om een nieuwe (meer sociale) strategie voor de ABN AMRO te ontwikkelen. Het is later gebruikt als discussie-stuk toen er sprake was van het oprichten van een coordinerend Centrum voor Vitaliteit in Leiden. Dit centrum was bedoeld om lokale centra op te richten waarbij er aandacht werd besteed aan de samenhang tussen de geestelijke, lichamelijke, sociale en economische gezondheid van de mens in alle levensfasen. Als laatste is een deel gebruikt als discussiestuk voor een Smart City-beleid in Den Haag. Hier werd aangetoond dat Smart City niet alleen een besturingsmodel is … Continue reading Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

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Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

This is the same blog in English. Deze blog is het gevolg van een  presentatie over Anti-Fragility die ik op 7-9-2016 heb gegeven voor de sofware-architecten van de KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals). De presentatie in 2016 begon met een verhaal over mijn Smart City-project in Den Haag (“Smart Urban Space”). Dit stuk van de presentatie is hier weggelaten op de conclusie na over de Anti-Fragiele Stad. Die conclusie staat in Hfdst. 15. Het verhaal over de Zelfontplooiende Stad staat hier. 0. Over Anti-Kwetsbaarheid Nassim Taleb beweert dat er geen woord in het Engels bestaat voor het omgekeerde van Fragility … Continue reading Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

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Over de Community of Practice (in Dutch)

Deze blog bevat een presentatie over de Community of Practice (CoP). Een CoP is een verzameling mensen die ervaring delen. Opvallend is dat de zuivere Community of Practice niet voorkomt. Dat komt omdat men Kennis (Theorie) en Ervaring (Praktijk) door elkaar haalt. De verwarring ontstaat omdat men de theorie als “dwingende” ervaring ziet. De theorie is foutloos. De gebruikers van de theorie maken fouten die worden veroorzaakt door tekortkomingen bij de gebruiker en niet in de theorie. Doordat de gebruiker volgens de regels werkt en het mislukken van de regels door de gebruiker komt en niet door de regels wordt … Continue reading Over de Community of Practice (in Dutch)

About the Next Steps of the Future Center Smart Systems and the Leiden Center of Data Science

At 28-4-2014 the Future Center Smart Systems (FCSS) was launched At the same moment the Leiden Center of Data Science (LCDS) was announced. This is not a coincidence. FCSS and LCDS are two parts of the same coin. LCDS is focused on the Science of Data and FCSS is focused on using the results of the Science of Data to build Smart Systems or to give the Science of Data interesting problems to solve. FCSS is Practice and LCDS is theory. When we look at Wikipedia we see that the Data Sciences are defined as “The study of the generalizable … Continue reading About the Next Steps of the Future Center Smart Systems and the Leiden Center of Data Science

About the Next Wave of the Kondratiev Cycle

The Future Center Smart Systems will be launched, 23-4-2014 in the Hague. To prepare for the interactive part of the meeting this document has been written to provide some Food for Thought. What is a Future Center? A Future Center is a place to connect and innovate. We want to create an environment that facilitates interaction and stimulates collaborative action. We want to support cross-innovation and make it possible to make new combinations. Last but not least we want you to challenge Science to produce valuable insights at the right time and the right place. A Future Center is a … Continue reading About the Next Wave of the Kondratiev Cycle

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About Autarky

The amount of local cooperative energy-companies in the Netherlands (in 2012) is increasing. It all has to do with the decrease of the price of solar-sells but there is more at stake. Local energy-companies are part of a movement aimed at Autarky. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. The word Autarky comes from Greek αὐτάρκεια (autárkeia), itself from αὐτός (autós) = self and ἀρκέω (arkéo) which in its passive form means be satisfied, content or “Out of my own Power“. The need to become self-sufficient has certainly to do with the current economic-, ecological- and energy crisis. People are afraid that the supply of vital energy and food … Continue reading About Autarky

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About Combining the Combinations

  “Evolution means the creation of larger and larger islands of order at the expense of even greater seas of disorder in the world. In the process of evolution, each succeeding species is more complex and thus better equipped as a transformer of available energy.: Jeremy Rifkin, Entropy: A New World View (1980). You wouldn’t enjoy a perfectly ordered universe. A wholly ordered universe would be at perfect equilibrium and would be dead. There can arise no Order unless there is a Flow of Matter and Energy which decreases in intensity as a system moves toward equilibrium. Motion, change or … Continue reading About Combining the Combinations

About the Law of KLeiber

A power law relates one variable to another raised to a constant power. The general form takes y = xa, where y and x are variables, and a is a constant exponent. A power law exhibits the property of scale invariance. When you multiply the Scale (x) with a factor b the function (y =  baxa) does not change its Shape. In 1817 Goethe wrote his book ”Zur Morphologie“. This book was the start of a new science called Morphology, the Science of the Shapes. In his book Goethe describes the so called Uhrplant, the Primal Plant, which is based on … Continue reading About the Law of KLeiber

About the Productivity of Knowledge Workers

In the 19th Century The Blue Collar Workers were replaced by Machines operated by White Collar Workers. When the White Collar Workers were replaced by the Software of the Programmers a new Type of Work was created, called Knowledge Work. It is very difficult to measure the Productivity of the Knowledge Worker. In this Blog I will show you that the Problem of the Productivity of the Knowledge Worker can be solved when you Realize that the Business Cycle is a Self-Referring Object (A Fractal). Work is a Process and is part of a Business Cycle. Work has a Result … Continue reading About the Productivity of Knowledge Workers

About Just-in-Time (JIT-)E-Learning

The best way to define a tactic or a strategy is to look back to look forward. You have to understand history to understand the future. When you realize that history is a cyclic process you are able to copy historic solutions and integrate them in the future infrastructure which is also a repetition of a historic infrastructure. The current model of Education, the Factory, is outdated and will be replaced by the old model of the Guild now called a Community of Practice. Let’s have a look at the History of Education. Education was and is mostly achieved by … Continue reading About Just-in-Time (JIT-)E-Learning