Kitchen logic (1): Holism

I guess we all experience awkward moments from time to time, seeing simple basic truths behind complicated explanations. Buzzwords like “circular economy”, “sharing economy” or “universal basic income” are the most frequent examples. There is an abundance of such buzzwords… Continue Reading

Branding as integration vehicle for IR

Integrated reporting is based on two premises: That organisations behave like living beings (biological premise). That living beings exist holistically (holistic premise). Taken together, these two premises limit the possibilities of organisational philosophy, explanation, design, governance, control, risk management, and… Continue Reading

Memetics – the second cornerstone of life

Memetics was introduced by Richard Dawkins in Selfish Gene the last chapter back in 1976. For a quite unclear reason, Dawkins himself never developed the theory further. Susan Blackmore, Kate Distin, Robert Aunger and Daniel Dennett are rare few that… Continue Reading

Integrated reporting as a part of organizational memetics

Featured image: Matevž Paternoster photo of 5.200 years old wheel found near Ljubljana Integrated reporting (IR) is a global initiative to upgrade organisational reporting. From the perspective of traditional reporting IR objectives are difficult to understand. Or better: they could be… Continue Reading

The memetic argument for the sovereignty of the individual over collective

When we say that companies, brands, cities and states live, does this mean that they should express the same sovereignty as humans? If we say that companies live their own life, does that mean that they compete with individuals on… Continue Reading