Author Archives: Randal B. Adcock

About Randal B. Adcock

President and Chief Innovation Officer, Wayfinders Business Co-operative

Shared Secret Fears and Hopes

Dear Diary: Lately I have been posting little things on this and that. Not some of my best work. I feel a need for things to settle down into a pattern before I can be confident that I have something … Continue reading

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Dominators

A portion of the population has always been inclined to compete and to dominate. Sometimes its friendly play. Other times, its serious – very serious. In bygone days of competition between tribes this was important in gathering the team for … Continue reading

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Simple, But Not Too Simple

I have come to believe with increasing conviction that to continue drawing all political positions on a bipolar spectrum is a gross oversimplification of our reality. The world is not so simple as left and right. We are more different … Continue reading

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Bottom Up Success

The Journey | Sorting out the causes of business success/failure in so far as Small & Medium Sized Enterprises go, is not easy. Whether you’re looking into the reasons for success or failure, the causes are of the same sort. … Continue reading

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Notes on Everyday Life

We think of distractions as someone interrupting you as you’re watching a TV show or reading. But really, distractions run at all levels of everyday experience. You distract yourself by breaking focus for fear of missing out (FOMO). You go … Continue reading

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The Child Is Alive

When my father was a young farm boy back in the 1920s the family wanted to establish a flock of domestic ducks. Next spring they got a dozen eggs from a nearby farm and switched them with eggs under a … Continue reading

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How Do We Know When We’ve Reached the Limit?

Let me know if you see any signs or symptoms of reaching a threshold capacity for managing complexity, disruption, chaos, uncertainty, etc.. Network effects predicts a continuing acceleration of civil complexity and chaos. Psychologists and anthropologists say the human brain … Continue reading

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