Give Us this Day our Local Foodback
“Clarity is not a virtue.
If everything you say is detailed and explicit,
you won’t give your collaborators room to run.
where you’re not even sure what it means yet.
the ones who fail the most often.
Creativity is inefficient.
Don’t expect every idea and every project to pan out.
Know when to cut your losses and move on.
and it’s only after the innovation has occurred that
every one realizes what’s happened.
Innovation can’t be planned; it can’t be predicted:
it has to be allowed to emerge. Like successful
collaborative webs are more important than creative
people. The power of this collaborative web …is
what companies must tap into if they want to create
a culture that encourages significant innovation.
The Creative Power of Collaboration
aims of “creativity” are from what seem to be the standard
common sense values & aims of sustainability?
I’m asking. Not that they are not related.
But HOW? I claim the relationship
always needs to be argued out—
locally again and again, like
who takes out the trash.
Need we argue? Or
what’s a college
(“hostile” really) between these sets of values before we
try to integrate. So we know what we’re doing.
Ok Ok: we are not a company. Our business is not to foster
INNOVATION.. Many insist creativity can’t be taught.
these 3 are NOT bottom-line compatible.
Appreciating the exquisite differences
between them is prerequisite to
gaining a sense of their relationship—
what we call “integrity” or integration. We easily
mush them together in the name of unity without
conscious celebration of their own integrity & diversity.
minded, the anti-hegemonizers: suspicious of philo-
sophists & platonic lovers. Sawyer views IT like jazz:
reciprocal, collaborative, like good conversation going
on and on. Live as opposed to scripted. Improv. Call
& response. Back & forth. Putting IT in play.
Who knows what will emerge?
Service I understand in terms of “theory,” “practice,”
and “in-performance.” An Internal Affair:
Kingdom Within. 3 radically different modes:
2 of them quite Self-Conscious in different ways
(working up a theory, working out the moves,
automating the chops) and then the 3rd:
IN PERFORMANCE—lost in service to the muse,
swept away un-self-consciously: in play, of course.
(The Conversation made me say it, damnit. I walk
away from a good session and realize: IT educed me!)
(not to be collapsed,
conflated or confused with
Theory or Practice ) is the mode
where notions of being-lost-in-order-to-be-found,
dying to live, and other absurd descriptions of what
it means to be alive & “in service” make good sense
mode, service mode) is pre-requisite for integrity
to emerge. Otherwise I’m confused, looking for
integration in all the wrong places. Not that
there’s anything wrong with that. It
Yrs always for the sake of argument
& sustainable converse. xxxooo, Sam.