From OODA (US Airforce) and Theory of change (Aspen/CIA) to Cynefin (IBM/DARPA) and Sensemaking - many of the popular knowledge-management/decision-making frameworks emerged in western military/war contexts. Due to this heritage, they all suffer from similar, very serious conceptual & practical illnesses: fetishizing control, design, objectives, knowledge, performance and power. (Just have a look at the kind of books OODA creator John Boyd was into: cuckoo cybernetics  + pop science + esoteric woo woo + TED-style motivation BS + WAR). In many ways, ancient approaches are still far more advanced and enjoyable.

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