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Does innovation arc toward decadence? | ROUGH TYPE
Interesting overlay of innovation and Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
innovation  psychology  human-needs  hierarchy  luxury 
january 2015 by tsuomela
The Knowledge Pyramid: A Critique of the DIKW Hierarchy - The University of Arizona Campus Repository
"The paper evaluates the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (DIKW) Hierarchy. This hierarchy is part of the canon of information science and management. The paper considers whether the hierarchy, also known as the ‘Knowledge Hierarchy’, is a useful and intellectually desirable construct to introduce, whether the views expressed about DIKW are true and have evidence in favour of them, and whether there are good reasons offered or sound assumptions made about DIKW. Arguments are offered that the hierarchy is unsound and methodologically undesirable. The paper identifies a central logical error that DIKW makes. The paper identifies the dated and unsatisfactory philosophical positions of operationalism and inductivism as the philosophical backdrop to the hierarchy. The paper concludes with a sketch of some positive theories, of value to information science, on the nature of the components of the hierarchy: that data is anything recordable in a semantically and pragmatically sound way, that information is what is known in other literature as ‘weak knowledge’, that knowledge also is ‘weak knowledge’ and that wisdom is the possession and use."
data  information  knowledge  wisdom  hierarchy  theory  information-science 
september 2013 by tsuomela
The Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy and its Antithesis - The University of Arizona Campus Repository
"The now taken-for-granted notion that data lead to information, which leads to knowledge, which in turn leads to wisdom was first specified in detail by R. L. Ackoff in 1988. The Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy is based on filtration, reduction, and transformation. Besides being causal and hierarchical, the scheme is pyramidal, in that data are plentiful while wisdom is almost nonexistent. Ackoffâ s formula linking these terms together this way permits us to ask what the opposite of knowledge is and whether analogous principles of hierarchy, process, and pyramiding apply to it. The inversion of the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy produces a series of opposing terms (including misinformation, error, ignorance, and stupidity) but not exactly a chain or a pyramid. Examining the connections between these phenomena contributes to our understanding of the contours and limits of knowledge."
data  information  knowledge  wisdom  hierarchy  theory  information-science 
september 2013 by tsuomela
The cuckoo clock syndrome : addicted to command, allergic to leadership - WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Portal
This article considers the extent to which we are addicted to particular ways of configuring the world and responding in a culturally appropriate way. It suggests that the original Tame and Wicked problems typology of Rittell and Webber (1973) can be usefully expanded to provide a heuristic for explaining this addiction and then focuses upon the most common approach an addiction to Crisis and Command. Some likely explanations for this addiction are discussed and some illustrative examples provided. It concludes that not only does our predilection for Crisis and Command undermine our attempts to address Wicked problems adequately, but also that 'Leadership' (defined as persuading the collective to take responsibility for collective problems) is often regarded not just as difficult and dangerous, but as the enemy of the people'. We are, then, not only likely to be addicted to Command but also likely to be allergic to leadership.
problems  problem-solving  wicked-problems  understanding  solutions  culture  hierarchy  future  leadership 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice
Here’s what I propose. In the 21st century, we flip Bloom’s taxonomy. Rather than starting with knowledge, we start with creating, and eventually discern the knowledge that we need from it.
learning  pedagogy  teaching  hierarchy  taxonomy  knowledge  creativity 
may 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Social hierarchy and popular culture
"Based on these findings, Peterson recommends junking the "elite culture-mass culture" distinction in favor of an "omnivore-univore" distinction. There is indeed a significant difference in the cultural tastes of high-status and low-status people
culture  elites  elitism  taste  music  mass  social  hierarchy  popular  class 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Health Care, Race and Political Polarization - Short Stack
Americans' views of political issues and their partisan attachments are being increasingly shaped by gut-level worldviews. On one side of many issues are those who see the world in terms of hierarchy, think about problems in black and white terms, and struggle to tolerate difference. On the other are those who favor independence over hierarchy, shades of gray over black-white distinctions, and diversity over sameness.

We call this dividing line an authoritarian one, and we find that what side of the line people fall on explains their positions on a wide ranging set of issues, including race, immigration, gay rights, civil liberties, and terrorism.
politics  psychology  worldview  hierarchy  conservatism  liberal  race  health-care 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Transform your structure - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
# Make the move from hierarchies to networks once and for all.
# Make the cultural shift from silos and knowledge hoarding to openness and knowledge sharing.
# Move from slow, random learning to a systemized approach for fast learning.
# Become fixated on systemic improvements rather than point solutions.
# Move from saying, "That'll never work here," to "Let's find a way to make it work."
business  knowledge-management  work  organization  hierarchy 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Rational group delusions
Benabou shows how groupthink can spread even if individuals are rational. Let’s say your boss and a few of his associates get a damn fool idea ... What do you do?
You could speak up. But the costs of this might be high
psychology  group  behavior  groupthink  bias  rational  economics  business  hierarchy  incentives  whistleblowing  inertia 
march 2009 by tsuomela
RSA - Beyond boom and bust
Neither Hayek nor Keynes considered that possibility (more than markets and hierarchies, that is, not more than one God) but that is what the theory of plural rationality, also called cultural theory, does. After all, why should there be just two ways of organising if, as economists and political scientists have long argued, there are four kinds of goods: private, public, common-pool and club
economics  cultural-theory  hierarchy  egalitarian  risk  choice 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Cultural Theory | Matthew Taylor's blog
Series of posts about 'cultural theory of risk' and organizations/business.
cultural-theory  risk  personality  psychology  hierarchy  egalitarian  individualist  organization  business 
february 2009 by tsuomela » Not Just Peak Oil, But “Peak Hierarchy,” Too?
Can the economic crisis be traced to large, hierarchical institutions that are dysfunctional in an open, networked environment?
hierarchy  commons  economics  too-big-to-fail 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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