I wanted to share the three words that I plan to use to focus the blog in 2011.
My focus words will be;
I will post about each in turn this week to set up the conversation for the year, but here is a little about each word and the aspects I hope they will help me focus on.
This focus area builds on the various conversations I had during 2010 about the need to balance Art and Science when looking at resilience.
A craft is something that fits between Art and Science. To practice a craft you need to develop some scientific knowledge and some artistic talent.
It also reflects the idea that resilience is going to be a hand crafted product, not a mass produced commodity.
Back in November I wrote a post called “the resilience observatory“. This focus area is to build on this exploration of how to measure resilience.
I have chosen the concept of an observatory for a couple of reasons. Firstly the historic association of observatory is with the development of astronomy, which in turn enabled navigation. We need to learn to navigate to resilient outcomes.
It also relates the idea that we are going to need to create the tools and techniques to make these measurements. The observatory is a place to house (and refine) these instruments.
This continues the need to focus on the connectedness aspect of resilience. It also provides a focus on the need to promote more discussion and debate on the subject.
This focus area is to encourage me to promote this discussion in two ways. First by writing posts that will encourage more discussion on this site, and by trying to promote the blog to bring more readers to the conversation.
It is also a reminder to comment more on other people’s blogs – it doesn’t matter where the conversation is held, – so long as people join in.
Thats what I intend to focus my writing on this year.
I look forward to discussing the concept of resilience and how we can seek to implement it with you all over the coming year.
What are you going to focus on in 2011?