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The Search Conference Fred Emery

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Featured Image: Merrelyn Emery Ed. Searching: for new directions, in new ways for new times, Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University 1976. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 August 2022 The Search Conference Fred Emery Fred Emery, was an amazingly perceptive and prescient systems scientist, who was, without a shadow of a doubt, the father of the systems movement …

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Annotated Emery and Trist Causal Texture Paper

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Featured Image: FE Emery Ed. Systems Thinking, Vol 1 Penguin, 1981. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  12 July 2022 FE Emery & EL Trist The Causal Texture of Organizational Environments Annotated Introduction I’ve been going back to Fred Emery’s ‘Search Conference’ methodology and my own ‘Search-based’ focus groups recently and thinking about my distant past. This has brought me republish …

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Case Study of Q Research

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Case Study of Q Research, a Marketing Research Company    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2018 Q Research: Portrait of a small Strategic Marketing Research Company Preamble This is a portrait of a small business I started and ran for eight years from 1988 to 1995. It was a small strategic marketing research company that offered something quite …

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The art of prophecy

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Featured prophecy image: Tiger & Crow Mannequins, Shop Display Bangkok    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  Friday 13 May 2016 The art of prophecy & William Gibson  Introduction I hadn’t intended to write this article about prophecy at all. Following Classic Scifi 4: William Gibson Neuromancer the next step was to analyse William Gibson’s prescience and his ability to prophesy elements …