My name is Ben Mosior, and in my relatively short time being alive I’ve had the privilege of learning through many difficult, strange, and often wonderful experiences. Each has led me, in its own way, to envision a world where everyone acts intentionally to harness their innate capabilities, transcend structural boundaries, and reduce suffering.
I’m unusually comfortable with ambiguity and chaos, so people like having me in their corner when the world is ending and everything’s on fire. 🔥😊
It can often seem that the world prioritizes action over contemplation. Yet there are many who choose to pause just long enough to consider what is, what was, and what might be. This podcast is a platform to share their stories.
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“Our wants and needs distort to an unknown degree what we perceive. We block out a great deal of information that is potentially available if it does not fit our needs, expectations, preconceptions, and prejudgments.”
— Edgar Schein, Humble Inquiry
What Ben Has Been Thinking About Lately
I've been wanting to understand what makes Wardley Mapping so incredibly useful to some and so completely inaccessible to others. After a conversation with Chris Donnelly, I offered the following prompt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiredThought/status/1153275956972462080 I share my initial thoughts in the video, but I really wanted to hear from the rest of you. Here are some of the interesting responses... Business Architecture [tweet 1153278077939650561...
There is helpful help, and then there is unhelpful "help." Far too much help seems to fall into the latter category, and when someone “helps” — when it’s not asked for, when it presupposes too many incorrect assumptions, and when the relationship is not fair and equitable — the social fabric breaks down and trust is destroyed. You know you’re experiencing “help” when, after sharing a difficult problem with someone, their response starts with “You should…” or "Why don't you...
The Conditions for Community There’s an old joke that says you only need two tools in life: Duct tape, for things that move but shouldn’t, andWD-40, for things that don’t move but should. I have both in my toolbox at home, along with a number of other, more specialized pieces of equipment. None invalidate the utility of any other, but it’s true that I often resort to one of the former when I first approach a problem. In my problem-solving toolbox, I also have a similar...