Aloha from Lavaland
a film directed by Phillips Payson and Susan Marie Snyder, 55 minutes.
In June 2014, lava starts flowing from a volcano toward the town of Pahoa in the Puna district of Hawaii. Aloha from Lavaland is not only a documentary about this geological event. More so, it is a documentary on the attitude of the local people living in harmony with nature. Continue reading
It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity in Business
by Rick Nason
This book may fundamentally change the way you think. Or it may give you a framework to understand why you intuitively know that conventional management practices are sometimes incongruent with reality.
“This book is about systems thinking, and more specifically the important distinction between simple, complicated, and complex systems as applied to common business problems… The world of business is usually complex rather than complicated. That may seem like word play, but the difference between ‘complicated thinking’ and ‘complexity thinking’ is profound. This important distinction is well accepted in the scientific community but is virtually unknown in business.” Nason explains, “The ability to manage complexity is the key to competitive advantage.”
DVD starring Luke Wilson, directed by Mike Judge, 84 minutes.
Idiocracy (idiot democracy) is a satirical look at the future of American culture and politics. What makes this funny is that it is grounded in contemporary reality, just pushed to an (even more) absurd level. Continue reading