Stafford Beer, the British theorist, taught that “the purpose of a system is what it does.” But too often, what it does is not what was intended. If we want our community systems to produce something different, we need to do something different.
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Dr. Camara Jones flashed a childlike diagram on the big screen in a Portland Art Museum auditorium. It depicted six orange and green stick people on a cliff. The three in the orange group were well away from the edge, and a fence shielded them from falling over.