Year: 2016

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Episode 13 – Scooby Doo Leadership

Topic: Scooby and Scrappy – sorry, JP and Antlerboy – discuss an approach to organisations that is low budget, occasionally shows the join around the edges, and recycles the same story again and again. Not The Outliers Inn podcast, but Philip Holt’s Scooby Doo leadership: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scooby-doo-leadership-philip-holt There’s always a bad guy, always a mystery, and nobody exactly knows what they are there for. Much like the…

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Episode 12 – Game Theory

Topic: It’s all fun and games until… you hit a Nash equilibium. JP and Antlerboy explore the games people (and organisations) play, going from Stratego to politics to framing, re-framing, and how to challenge the rules of the game. If that sounds a little dry, wait ’til you hear our crazy audio problems – Benjamin’s never-ending quest to purchase better recording equipment goes, as ever,…

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Episode 11 – What is Truth?

Topic: There are laws of nature, which are absolute.  If we find an error in these laws, it is not nature which is wrong, but our understanding of nature that is wrong.  Compare this with laws made by man which, as such, evolve – can be bent or broken by man to suit man’s purpose.  When we hear about Lean initiatives failing, we often hear…

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Episode 10 – Wicked Problems

Topic: Wicked, messy, social, complex, tough human problems. No, it’s not the aftermath of the Outliers Inn summer party – it’s a hostly episode with Joe and Benjamin interviewing each other about the difference between complex and merely complicated organisational and human problems. With no guests to distract them, Antlerboy manages a long thematic canter or two of the kind JP normally essays. And while they…