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Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. - MPF

Ian Glendinning
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Glendinning Dec 14, 2010.

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What brings you to Follett?
In a nutshell. 30 years Engineer & Manager. MBA 20 years ago. Organizational behaviour and culture. Hypocrisy in decision-making rationality. Excluded middles. Value in difference in dynamic relations. In a word - Wisdom.

MPF specifically, quite recently (2006) through Peter Drucker, Charles Handy & Tom Peters, and reading Pauline Graham's book. I suspect MPF was a giant, but “you have to believe in giants before you can stand on their shoulders”.

Urgency - as communication becomes ever more ubiquitous, poor understanding of "rational" decision-making in action is counter productive on a grand scale - global sustainability, etc.

This blog post introduces my interest in MPF.

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An Introduction to MPF

What this web site needs is an introduction to MPF and her work as a fixed link page, linked prominently on the home page. "New to MPF ? Go here >>"

I find myself writing my own introductions in each new connection I make to a new person who ought to be interested in her, rather than simply providing people with the MPF Ning link.

Could be a wiki page ? Only needs to be "a page" not a full biography / bibliography, with links to other sources. Does one of us already have…


Posted on December 20, 2010 at 7:09am — 3 Comments

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At 10:32am on July 18, 2009, Pauline Graham said…
Hello, Ian - nice to re-connect. You say that 'perennially relevant' is a good quality in a philosophy. Would you not add that Follett's had it?
At 2:17am on March 5, 2024, Ronald Morris said…

Good day,
I picked interest in you after going through your short profile and demanding it is necessary for me to write to you immediately. I have something very important to discuss with you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( for full details.
Best regards,
Ronald Morris.

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