Wheatley Dialogue LO10260

Arthur Battram (apb@cityplex.demon.co.uk)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:52:37 +0100

Replying to LO10227 --

replying to
From: "Duncan L. Campbell" <dcampbell@newportnet.com>
>Date: Sat, 28 Sep 1996 14:46:38 -0700

>Re- "A Simpler Way" by Meg Wheatley and Myron
>My question is:
>What are the consequences of being in life's arena with those who are
>not at all "playful?"

read axelrod- evolution of cooperation, and james p carse on finite and
infinite games

carse says that you can't play an infinite [read playful win-win,
unending, etcetera] game inside a finite [read win-lose, definite end,
competitive] game, but the reverse happens all the time [it has echoes of
torbert's consultant typology also: his later stages like ironist,
strategist, magician etcetera

so the consequences of being in life's arena with those who are
>not at all "playful?" is thay you're in a finite game, but axelrod gives
>us hope in that cooperation can evolve from competition...

[at the risk of censure by rick, dare I mention again that this is
precissed in my pack 'learning from complexity' out soon, and what is the
verb from precis?]

[Host's Note: OK, Arthur, I'll let you get away with it *this* time!

Best wishes

Arthur Battram


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