111: Thermodynamics of Emotion with Thomas Perry

January 2nd, 2019 · 1 hr 10 mins

About this Episode

01:30 – Tom’s Superpower: Hot Toddies, Eccentricity, and Talking to Animals!

04:42 – Observing Animal vs Humans Behavior and Organizational Restructuring

Participant Observation

10:25 – Looking For Genuine Change, Empowering Workers, and the Conflation of the terms Boss and Manager

The Toyota Way

Adrian Bejan: The Constructal Law

Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves by Kevin Behan  

Brandt Stickley

23:20 – Flow and How it Moves Through Systems

Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations by Adrian Bejan

33:45 – Predictive and Explanatory Power

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

37:40 – Breaking Things Down

43:37 – Alignment in Appetite and Emotion

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

52:08 – Defining Quality

01:02:21 – Emotional Metaphors and Sensory Inputs

DevOpsDays Boston 2017- Your Emotional API by John Sawers


Jessica: When the language gets woo-ey, the ideas might be new-y.

Rein: Quality is individual and personal. It is subjective and intersubjective.

Thomas: The best ideas are often found in uncomfortable places.

John: Systems of living things are living systems.

Janelle: Don’t assume you understand anything immediately when you walk into a room. Let that understanding be emergent through the process of observation.

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