“They just hate it when people make love. And then they’ll go to a fistfight where somebody’s really hurt and all covered with bloodand they’ll just love that. Or a war and stuff like that. They’re all mixed up and they’re trying to take it out on you so you get mixed up too.”
Robert Pirsig

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Bryan Ungard – Deliberately Developmental Organisations

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This came to me via Richard Bartlett and:

  1. Listening to it while reading Christopher Alexander’s A Timeless Way of Building feels almost eerie … as if Bryan is looking over my shoulder and re-whispering the book in my ear recontextualized from the architecture of buildings to the architecture of organizations.
  2. I felt a deep sense of relief and gratitude and a strengthening of trust in the world … that this view is taking root in an actual organization.
  3. I appreciated a sense of grounding coming from Bryan, rooted, I believe, in the fact that he is speaking from EXPERIENCE … that he’s attempted to apply, made mistakes, adjusted course … this is living knowledge.
  4. I love that there is a title “Chief Purpose Officer” and that someone like Bryan occupies it.

Thank you, Bryan, for this heartfelt & thoughtful manifestation of purpose.

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