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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 May 22

My friend Lu and I were both confined to our apartments to be quarantined on 18 March 2022. I had been infected with coronavirus. Lu hadn’t. I was allowed to… View Post The post House Arrest: The Draconian Lockdowns of Shanghai appeared first on Areo.

My friend Lu and I were both confined to our apartments to be quarantined on 18 March 2022. I had been infected with coronavirus. Lu hadn’t. I was allowed to… View Post The post House Arrest: The Draconian Lockdowns of Shanghai appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Apr 22

Probably the most common prediction about the world during the Covid pandemic was that this was the end of the era of globalization. The world as we knew it before… View Post The post Why Covid Did Not Spell the End of Globalisation appeared first on Areo.

Probably the most common prediction about the world during the Covid pandemic was that this was the end of the era of globalization. The world as we knew it before… View Post The post Why Covid Did Not Spell the End of Globalisation appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Mar 22

In the latest episode of our podcast, Two for Tea, editor-in-chief Iona Italia talks to epidemiologist, sociologist and doctor Nicholas Christakis about what he calls “the end of the beginning” of… View Post The post Living Through the Plague: A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis appeared first on Areo.

In the latest episode of our podcast, Two for Tea, editor-in-chief Iona Italia talks to epidemiologist, sociologist and doctor Nicholas Christakis about what he calls “the end of the beginning” of… View Post The post Living Through the Plague: A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jul 21

Yesterday I raised the idea of using a colony of different organisms that have evolved to collaborate as a single entity as a metaphor for new forms of organisation.  In that first post in respect of physical workspace I referenced using the familiar, in a modified context to cope with the familiar.  I started there as the question of physical and virtual options is at the heart of much  current discussion on what I think is wrongly titled hybrid working.  I reminded readers of my definition of resilience (which includes as a subset those designed anti-fragile) as survival with continuity of identity …

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Yesterday I raised the idea of using a colony of different organisms that have evolved to collaborate as a single entity as a metaphor for new forms of organisation.  In that first post in respect of physical workspace I referenced using the familiar, in a modified context to cope with the familiar.  I started there as the question of physical …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jul 21

I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post.  For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.  One of the best examples is the Portuguese man o’war pictured left.  They have no means of propulsion but drift with the tides and if washed up can cause a beach to be closed as they are very poisonous.  That is the theme of The adventure of the Lion’s Mane one of the …

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I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post.  For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.  One of the best examples is the Portuguese man o’war pictured left. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jan 21

In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world. Catherine Russell explains: 2020 saw a transformative series of events that have shaken the status quo. Around the world, countries and individuals have been forced to adapt to both direct and indirect impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. With vaccines now being distributed, and mitigation/adaptation strategies evolving, there is hope we may soon be able to shift the …

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In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world. Catherine Russell explains: 2020 saw a transformative series of events that have shaken the status quo. Around …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jan 21

It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the back of 2020, and many colourful, expletive-filled goodbyes were said. As this happened, I and many others reminded ourselves that 2021 will be just as difficult, if not even more demanding. What a moment then to introduce new things! Can we still muster the energy to think about them? To me, the answer has to be “more than ever”. One of the reasons the transition from ’20 to ’21 has been so challenging is that we still don’t know what …

Change, urgency, and new opportunities 2: What can we sense together? Read More »

It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the back of 2020, and many colourful, expletive-filled goodbyes were said. As this happened, I and many others reminded ourselves that 2021 will be just as difficult, if not even more demanding. What a moment then to introduce new things! Can …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Jun 20

In Part 1 we discussed why Covid-19 has impacted industrial livestock farming. Here we discuss the rise of the new protein industry in a post-Covid-19 world. Covid-19 is accelerating the collapse of the old system and the growth of a new one.   Will Covid-19 speed up the replacement of livestock with a new system of agriculture? The short answer is yes. Aside from adding immense, crushing pressure to the farming industry, Covid-19 has highlighted the need for continuing food innovation as an essential component of a resilient food system. Early entrants have already proven that new production models are …

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In Part 1 we discussed why Covid-19 has impacted industrial livestock farming. Here we discuss the rise of the new protein industry in a post-Covid-19 world. Covid-19 is accelerating the collapse of the old system and the growth of a new one.   Will Covid-19 speed up the replacement of livestock with a new system of agriculture? The short answer …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Jun 20

In Rethinking Food & Agriculture, published in 2019, we predicted that there will be 50% fewer cows in the US by 2030 and that by 2035 the livestock industry will be all but bankrupt. This was considered fast by many observers, but Covid-19 has since revealed the fragility of the global food supply chain, pulling back the curtain in dramatic fashion on its economic vulnerabilities and inefficiencies. This particular disruption of livestock happened because of an acute event, the pandemic, rather than the convergence of new technologies as we predicted in our report. But our analysis that the livestock industry …

The Impact of Covid-19 on Food – Part 1: The Collapse of the Old Read More »

In Rethinking Food & Agriculture, published in 2019, we predicted that there will be 50% fewer cows in the US by 2030 and that by 2035 the livestock industry will be all but bankrupt. This was considered fast by many observers, but Covid-19 has since revealed the fragility of the global food supply chain, pulling back the curtain in dramatic …

The Impact of Covid-19 on Food – Part 1: The Collapse of the Old Read More »


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