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Sorry Leonid, I find your ideas brilliant, but briliance doens't help
much.

Read your own abstract. It starts with mentioning the VSM which - as it
is unknown to most - will turn away >95% of the worldwide public you
want to reach. Next you mention Norbert Wiener, an historical figure to
whom 95% of the world population cannot relate so of the previous 5%
readers left, you are down to 0.25% after sentence 1. In line 3 you
mention a book from the '50's .... Yawn, another 99% gone, we are now
down to 0,0025%.

Even with a world population of 8 Billion, we are now down to 200.000
potential readers. Suppose 1% of these actually reads it we are now with
2000 people. So you mention ICT in line 4 which turn away another 90%
leaving us with 200 readers (the consultancy-focussed part just left).
Approx. the # of readers of the Stafford list (my guess).

I'm afraid this won't help.

Harold 

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> Leonid Ototsky
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> William at all
> What must be done to activate the VSM wide implementation ?
> See my page - http://ototsky.mgn.ru/vsm
> and my Abstract for the WOSC-2008 -
> http://www.ototsky.mgn.ru/it/papers/wosc2008v2.pdf
> 
> Leonid - http://ototsky.mgn.ru/it
> 
> > Thanks for providing another round of data points about the 
> sociology 
> > of inter-domain technology transfer. What is significant about the 
> > vast collection of these experiences of passive/aggressive 
> rejections, 
> > over the ages, is that the creation of this ubiquitous response 
> > remains undiscussed and unexamined. Where is the clarion 
> call saying 
> > "Hey, anybody see a pattern here? How come there are no 
> contrary examples?" None.
> >
> >
> >
> > Decades ago I made it a point to visit with the living greats in 
> > systems think, including Stafford. Near the end all would say 
> > something to the effect that - "Although my concepts have not yet 
> > taken hold to any commensurate extent, in a hundred years or so 
> > society would gradually get the message and the discipline 
> of systems 
> > think would become a cultural norm."  I noted these 
> mentors, and their 
> > mentors, had tormented endings - to a man.
> >
> >
> >
> > There is absolutely no shred of evidence that, given time, society 
> > will gravitate towards what's best for its survival and 
> advancement. 
> > There is no compelling force towards enlightenment-based action. 
> > Anyone can find the same miserable pattern of sabotage in the 
> > literature of a century ago
> > - Thorstein Veblen being but one example. What is striking 
> is that the 
> > behavioral attributes of institutions are exactly the same, 
> century in 
> > and century out - oblivious to circumstances. The institutional 
> > rejection of VSM, wholesale, is but one instance of the 
> institutional 
> > aversion to intelligence-informed management. Friday, USA 
> citizens bailed out Wall St.
> > to the tune of a trillion dollars without once 
> investigating by what 
> > means this global emergency manifested, unforeseeable, overnight.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Oh, you had no idea on Friday when you reported solid financial 
> > strength that by Monday your institution would be down $300 
> billion? No problem.
> > Here's money for you to keep doing whatever you were doing. 
> After all, 
> > your $400 trillion in unregulated derivatives makes out national 
> > budget look parsimonious."
> >
> >
> >
> > In view of this stunning measurement of institutional ideology, it 
> > just doesn't seem likely that promoting VSM in the ways and 
> means it 
> > has been promoted will fare any better in the future. But, that's 
> > another undiscussable.
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