#18: March links
Plus con-artists, the envy of twinship and the new millennial management science of "lorecraft"
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Watching + reading + listening
My favourite work-related post I’ve read in a long time: “A millenial management science is being born… lorecraft is a natural and adaptive intellectual response to the automation of vast swathes of managerial/ leadership functions, and organizational processes. The only question is: is the adaptation a cope or a capability?”.
My work is increasingly situated in the “lexicon” and “lore” of organisations — I’m grateful to these brilliant thinkers and practitioners for gifting to us the navigatory language and mental models we’re going to need. I particularly like Rao’s Gen-X reflections at the end of the post. See edition #6 of This Might Resonate for my discussion about another of Rao’s posts on “transactional enchantment”.
There I Almost Am: On envy and twinship: “I can be a very generous sister—maternal, even—as long as I am winning”.
The Trojan Horse Affair: absolutely jaw-dropping. Despite it being the number one podcast in the UK, covering an important and wide-reaching recent event, there’s been very little press coverage. Listen to find out why.
A conversation between bell hooks and Thich Nhat Hanh: “I think that’s exactly the kind of justice Martin Luther King spoke about—a justice that was for everyone whether they’re equal or not. Sometimes in life all things are not equal, so what does it mean to have justice when there is no equality? A parent can be just towards a child, even though they’re not equal. I think this is often misunderstood in the West, where people feel that there can be no justice unless everything is the same.”
Inventing Anna (binge-able but inconsistent)
The Dropout (excellent so far)