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Arthur Battram
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http://www.sciencealert.com/this-physicist-is-arguing-that-consciousness-is-a-new-state-of-matter Follow the link, which, rather like a network of neurons, leads to more links.   My frontal lobes haven’t been this excited since I read Douglas Hofstadter’s…
Follow the link, which, rather like a network of neurons, leads to more links. My frontal lobes haven’t been this excited since I read Douglas Hofstadter’s EGB, a book so heavy t…
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This is a real breakthrough for the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the Risk Empire.   “Yet leaving your kid alone, even for a short time in safe circumstances, can lead to a child-abuse investigation.   What’s going on?   The researchers suspected…
This is a real breakthrough for the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the Risk Empire. “Yet leaving your kid alone, even for a short time in safe circumstances, can lead to a child-abuse …
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https://theconversation.com/why-urban-myths-about-education-are-so-persistent-and-how-to-tackle-them-60680 To be written.  Relevant to anybody helping people work together to do things better.
To be written. Relevant to anybody helping people work together to do things better.
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I’m no Bob Flowerdew, or Beth Chatto, but I can recognise systems thinking and green fingers when I see them. #sustainability #systems thinking #no fertiliser, no weedkiller #low and decreasing carbon footprint #increased yield and quality #now that’s…
I’m no Bob Flowerdew, or Beth Chatto, but I can recognise systems thinking and green fingers when I see them. #sustainability #systems thinking #no fertiliser, no weedkiller #low and decreasi…
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  This particular fence, an unfortunate consequence, that is giving offence, without making much sense… “I noticed the fence. For this Victorian school, which, for a hundred years, has found cast-iron railings sufficient to mark its periphery, had now…
This particular fence, an unfortunate consequence, that is giving offence, without making much sense… “I noticed the fence. For this Victorian school, which, for a hundred years,…
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Mickey-goodman/are-we-raising-a-generati_b_1249706.html “When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the…
“When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately…
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The photo is murky, the image indistinct and semantically unfocused, the typeface is a let’s make it look like handwriting but not comic sans (2 marks for that) and most of all, the quote is bogus.  Why was this chosen to promote “Play”? What does it…
The photo is murky, the image indistinct and semantically unfocused, the typeface is a let’s make it look like handwriting but not comic sans (2 marks for that) and most of all, the quote is …
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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/sports-direct-zero-hour-contracts-public-shaming-we-need-to-do-it-more-often-a7228291.html (History fact: ‘In Place Of Strife’ was a famous paper on the topic of labour relations in olden times. Google it)
​ (History fact: ‘In Place Of Strife’ was a famous paper on the topic of labour relations in olden times. Google it)
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 ​I can’t imagine anyone less able of coping with ageing than me. Which is a very boomer thing to say: which is not to say that I’m incapable of it, probably am, mostly; and there must be people even less capable than me. It’s my failure of imagination…
​I can’t imagine anyone less able of coping with ageing than me. Which is a very boomer thing to say: which is not to say that I’m incapable of it, probably am, mostly; and there …
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What happens at A&E?  Triage. Can we do triage on email? Yes. What would it consist of? Let’s see. OK, two scenarios, which together remind me of Richard Pryor’s awesome and charming ‘Black people and snakes’ routine (some details, but no video, shame…
What happens at A&E? Triage. Can we do triage on email? Yes. What would it consist of? Let’s see. OK, two scenarios, which together remind me of Richard Pryor’s awesome and charmin…
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TBCompleted Everybody knows everything now, except they don’t, thanks to the interwebs and Wickedpedia. But what do you really know that isn’t from a PowerPoint you flicked through? Or a PDF you read bits of. Or Wikipedia. Or (oldskool) a book! It’s an…
TBCompleted Everybody knows everything now, except they don’t, thanks to the interwebs and Wickedpedia. But what do you really know that isn’t from a PowerPoint you flicked through? Or a PDF …
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/activities/arthur-battram+0_3XcR6o1RGhA7U6YFFTzrCH?trk=prof-0-sb-rcnt-act-link

You can contact me here:

arthur.battram.plexity@gmail.com

PleXity is my consultancy name.

I specialise in helping people think about key concerns and projects in different creative ways, using insights from complexity theory, biological and neurological sciences and the under-researched field of human playfulness.

I have been described by Roffey Park Institute in Surrey  like this: “Arthur Battram is a leading thinker, consultant and practitioner. He is also a writer, an editor and designer and a ‘critical friend’.”

I’m a speaker at national and international conferences. I’ve been a visiting lecturer and research associate at Manchester Business School, Aston Business School, Warwick University and the London School of Economics. My book, ‘Navigating Complexity: the essential guide to complexity theory in business and management’, was twice a #1 bestseller for the Industrial Society.

I have worked in these fields:

• consultancy; coaching; large group processes; education; teaching and writing
• management and organisation development
• children’s play; community development

“With more than twenty years as a trainer, coach and mentor, Arthur treats his subject matter as utterly serious and utterly playful, drawing on his deep experience of management, community development and playwork.”

revised Friday, March 27, 2015 

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Degree in psychology from the 4th best university in the UK - UCL. Bestselling author (number 1 two years running - 'Navigating Complexity: the essential guide to complexity theory in business and management'
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    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-edit-edit-public_profile                                     My final pre-self-employment post before becoming an independent consultant was as a management consultant at the national local government agency variously known as IDeA, LGMB, LGTB, LGA Improvement and now LGID
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