Category Archives: Philosophical Comment

Russell Ackoff, “Einstein of Problem Solving,” Has Died

It’s always soo nice not to feel alone in some of the aspects of one’s thinking! Here’s Steve Brant’s email to me

Dear Sabine,

You were kind enough to comment on my memorial essay to Russ Ackoff back in (I think) 2010. And I thought it would be nice to be connected with you here on LinkedIn for that reason.

If you’d like to see it again, here’s the link…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-g-brant/russell-ackoff—the-eins_b_341349.html

And here’s my most recent essay (systems thinking applied to the retail giant, Macy’s)…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-g-brant/what-if-macys-created-a-n_b_9299144.html

Thanks again for what you wrote. (Your comment was actually on my business’s site not the HuffPost). I hope you are doing well.

Sincerely,

Steve Brant

And here’s how I commented on Facebook to his article:

Really good article about ‘thinking’ as the result of minds that are clearly ‘connected’ between right and left, thus able to think ‘holistically’ and ‘whole systems’.

Minds that are ‘split’ can’t do it…

Privately Teaching Programmers before Publicly Sharing Love of Knowledge

I get the impression that everybody is looking for some kind of philosophy (the love of knowledge) to give meaning to their lives. I have been trying ever since I was a teenager.

When I began my Odyssey in splendid intellectual isolation in 1996, I had no idea where it would lead me.

Today I am taking my folders of printouts and files in folders on hard disks to create a new order on new websites:

  • this one is for ‘everybody’
  • and then there is another one with all ‘password protected’ pages – but to be safe that whole site is now private.

Why is it that everybody is spiritually so deprived that they need to steal other people’s ideas, innovations and patents?

Why can’t we share ideas freely?

Because DISHONEST MONEY is there to control our activities, limit our ideas, repress our creativity, oppress our spirituality and generally suppress anything that is contrary to what the power of money has been creating for centuries:

  • structures of governance
  • institutions with paid employees
  • laws, rules and regulations re money and property.

“Intellectual Property” is now being ‘controlled’, too!

BUT: since we can’t outpower them, we have to outsmart them.

Hence this mini-site while I keep the rest private for sharing later… Watch this space. I do hope that the time for ‘coming out’ is here at long last!