Complex systems don’t exist

Complex systems don’t exist

Almost every day, but certainly any week I’m surprised to find people state “this is complex”. It is not only novices in the field, politicians, audience-hungry businessmen or profit-seeking consultants that make the claim, some very well known...
Broken commodities

Broken commodities

In the Netherlands we seem to have a quite unique habit to call the IT industry the ICT industry, where the C stands for Communication. Personally I don’t believe IT helps in any way to improve communication, but one can have contact easier than say two decades...
How to Cook Pasta

How to Cook Pasta

Would you like me to tell you how to cook pasta? No? Pretend you do for a minute so I can make a point. It’s about stories, I promise. First, choose a pot with a good thick bottom. If the pot’s bottom is thin, the water will not boil evenly, and the pasta...
Where to drop the pebble

Where to drop the pebble

I was looking back at some of my personal blog posts and discovered this one entitled ‘Where to drop the pebble‘ from October 2011 which I thought was worth sharing here on the PNI2 site more than three years later as every word is still very relevant, and...