What are organizations for? LO6142

Andrew Moreno (amoreno@broken.ranch.org)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 16:22:18 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO6115 --

On Sun, 10 Mar 1996 PewleyFort@eworld.com wrote:

> Your version of the current structure
> > - employees invest their savings in mutual funds, expecting maximum
> >returns
> > - mutual funds grow in size as huge amounts of money are shifted to
> >equity mutual funds
> > - mutual fund managers yield greater influence allowing them to make
> >demands of company CEOs and boards to maximize profit
> > - company CEOs layoff workers to maximize profit>
> add -workers invest layoff payoffs in mutual fund for security- and the
> positive feedback is complete. We really do come >full circle>, which I
> guess is what you wanted me to discover.
> Now where's the limit to growth? There must be one lurking out there and
> more to the point how to we break out of the pattern?

I've been waiting for someone to say this because I've been wondering
about this myself.

Breaking out of the pattern assumes that the pattern will be there. I
think we should focus on what we want.

One goal is to increase living standards and well being for people

Organizational learning practitioners' control of financial resources
towards implementation of initiatives in global GO's and NGO's that foster
organizational learning, preferably double-loop learning, is a
high-leverage means to that goal.

Organizational learning practitioners need control of financial resources
towards implementation of these initiatives so they can make decisions for
allocation of funds based on _their own_ criteria rather than making
decisions for allocation of funds based on _other people's_ criteria.

Organizational learning initiatives in global GO's and NGO's are needed by
these organization's to maximize their ability to make things win-win when
operating in the global marketplace.

Argyris' double-loop learning is equivalent to Bateson's learning level 2
and John Warfield's poly-loop system and parts of George Soros' theory of
reflexivity [see his book "Alchemy of Finance".]

Organizational learning practitioners can gain control of financial
resources when investing in global stock, commodity, currency and capital
markets by making investment decisions based on generation of double loop
learning, subject to regulations regarding insider traiding.

The goal is to gain control of financial resources by maximizing
investment returns in global stock, commodity and capital markets by
"buying low, selling high" instead of "buying high, selling higher".

Investment decision making is a process of generating alternatives in
knowing the available entities to fund and then choosing between those

Double loop learning in the investment arena is awareness of the
difference between investor expected reality and actual reality and the
ability to anticipate exogenous shocks and other changes in the
environment that affect investor confidence.

[The difference between investor expected reality and actual reality is
what drives the cycles in stock, commodity, capital and currency markets.
See "Popular delusions and the Madness of Crowds".]


So, basically, in a nutshell, every one of us on this listserv that can
generate double-loop learning should become billionaires so we can fund
initiatives that foster double-loop learning. :)

Andrew Moreno


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