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If the map doesn’t agree with the ground the map is wrong

Gordon LivingstonToo Soon Old, Too Late Smart

 Surtil has as mission to help individuals, teams, companies and organizations to make clever and innovative decisions,
making good use of a set of methodologies, tools and decision intelligence.

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The Information Lens.

we’ve moved from the age of enlightenment to the age of entanglement where sense-making aided by imagination is now more critical than ever.

John Seely Brown

Information uses & needs,
e.g. across supply chains and ecosystems:

Transparency, Product Passport,
Sustainability, Fair Trade
Circular Economy
Stakeholder Economy

The Information Lens

Cultural and Economic Traditions,
Operational Excellence, KPI’s
Contractual Specifications and Quality Control,
Flow of Goods/Money — Flow of Data/Value
Trust and Fear

Methods and Tools

Variety of Creative techniques,
Innovation Games, Design Thinking Tools,
Story Telling , Brain Writing
Stakeholders Representation and Involvement
Safe Information Sharing

It seems plain and self-evident, yet it needs to be said:
the isolated knowledge obtained by a group of specialists in a narrow field has in itself no value whatsoever,

but only in its synthesis with all the rest of knowledge and only inasmuch as it really contributes in this synthesis toward answering the demand,
“Who are we?”

Erwin Schrödinger Science and Humanism, Physics In Our Time

About Walter Stiers:

  • Information Architect
    (Systems, IT, Applications, Solutions, Enterprise, Ecosystems)
  • Scientific Foundation
    (Geosciences, Ecosystems, CAS, Sense-making, Neuropsychology, … )
  • Arts – Music
  • Design Thinking Facilitator
  • Decision Science

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My blog covers articles, publications, reflections and stories on the evolving landscape of decision science, decision intelligence, AI, Informational Lens, and more.

Peter Pan ?

There is controversy around the mechanisms that guided the change in brain shape during the evolution of modern humans. It has long been held that different cortical areas evolved independently from each other to develop their unique functional specializations. Some recent studies suggest that high integration between different cortical areas could facilitate the emergence of…

Native language & connectome of the brain

Investigation towards the question if the neuroanatomy of the language structural connectome is modulated by the life-long experience of speaking a specific language are presented. The current study compared the brain white matter connections of the language and speech production network in a large cohort of native speakers of two very different languages: an Indo-European…

Perceived time & heartbeat

This blog entry about the Current Biology article “Perceived time expands and contracts within each heartbeat” relates perfectly to my previous blog on “cardiac activity: its role in perception and action” Perception of passing time can be distorted. Emotional experiences, particularly arousal, can contract or expand experienced duration via their interactions with attentional and sensory…