Archive for August, 2015

Four Stories: The Unpromise of Large Complex Systems

Posted by Bob Stilger on August 26, 2015

It has been a month of stories. First story: I’ve spent more than 15 hours on the phone, in chat sessions, and on-hold. I’ve had three installation visits from Comcast to change my internet and phone service. Each person I’ve worked with has been courteous and kind within their silo. AND, it has been an Read full post

Making Traditional Conferences Better

Posted by Bob Stilger on August 8, 2015

I was asked to provide some assistance to a U.S. conference last week. A gathering of 280 or so good folk who are doing work to increase energy efficient in industries. Their normal conference is multiple parallel sessions where juried papers are presented; they asked me to bring in just a little bit of participatory Read full post