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
About two years ago, I was doing quite a bit of Wardley Mapping, and I found myself looking up the same parts of Simon's blog over and over. At the time I was super interested in information microsites (single-topic sites like this one), so I built one to host the one thing I referenced most — Simon's evolutionary characteristics cheat sheet. As is the case for many open source beginnings, I had a real need and was motivated enough to do something about it. For a time, I...
I’ve noticed that quite a few people have been writing purpose-built software for Wardley Mapping, and lately I’ve been feeling inspired to join them! I had some extra time last Saturday, so I sat down at my laptop in the hopes of hacking together a fancy D3.js prototype. But after very lightly mapping my own understanding of mapping tools, I ditched the idea (TL;DR "software" == "hard" && "me" == "calorically conservative" i.e. "lazy" evaluates to TRUE) and instead...
The Wardley Mapping Canvas provides just the right amount of visual structure to help mapping practitioners make quick progress and have a better learning experience while building their first maps. The canvas has been added to the official RealtimeBoard template library (yay!). However, at Map Camp 2018, someone very helpful (whoever you are, please say hello so I can give you proper credit!) pointed out that not everyone wants to use RealtimeBoard. That's a fair point, so...