Archive for March, 2011

2nd March
written by Bstefan

Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social ChangeWith [[Alexander Laszlo]] I am co-editing a special issue on “The Fundamental Concept of Growth” for the Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change forthcoming in May 2011. It is dedicated to our last years anniversary of the Change the Game Initiative.

It still is a fascinating topic. Unfortunately the public hype about rethinking the fundamental concept of growth, which was created due to the financial and economic crises last year, is now flattening. But there is still a vast amount of material available (e.g. Growth in Transition) and sooner or later the topic will be on the decision makers agendas again, in organizations as well as in macro economics.

Personally I am more interested in rethinking organizational growth, but with a systemic perspective I believe we must be informed from a macro perspective and the interconnectedness of the macro and micro level as well.

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2nd March
written by Bstefan

Screenshot Website Katja Solka

I finished a client project last night:

Katja Solka – Physiotherapie – Osteopathie i.A. – Therapeutisches Yoga

Katja Solka ist Physiotherapeutin und Osteopathin in Ausbildung an der Wiener Schule für Osteopathie. Sie studierte Sportwissenschaften und Prävention in Leipzig und Wien. In ihrer Theraphie bietet sie nach 2jähriger Praxis in China auch eine Kombination von Osteopathie und Yoga an. 

Es sind die Begegnungen mit Menschen die das Leben lebenswert machen.
(Guy de Maupassant)

I think it looks pretty nice. Congratulations to Katja for her relaunched online presence. I should provide a website, which would be easy to use even for a technology objector 😉 Well, we will see in the future, if the decision to go for a WordPress Blog was the right decision. I hope we will read more about Katja, because she has an interesting and rich experience in her profession as a physiotherapist, osteopath and yoga teacher. And telling stories as well as listening to engaging ones might be one of our human´s natures 🙂 What we both have in common are our stories from China. She stayed for almost two years, for me it is only some days per year.

For my personal learning’s, this was an interesting project. I used WordPress the first time as a CMS rather than a blogging system. I expected it to work out faster than working with e.g. Joomla, which I really love to work with as an open source CMS. But unfortunately the German version of WordPress and the clients Austrian hosting provider puzzled me with a “utf8” encoding not working in ie8. The work around was simple though still inconvenient. Looking at the administrative interface I needed to set “utf8” for “encoding for pages and feeds” and all the German additional characters were readable, but ie8 destroyed the additional characters in the pages text. Erasing “utf8” for “encoding for pages and feeds” resulted in a readable text on the pages in ie8, but unreadable additional characters in the admin interface. Strange behavior. This reminded me, why I love to work with Dreamhost in all my usual projects. They simply rock 😉


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