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      Jul 9 2012: Griffin, another case of inventive systems thinking. A number of insights thread through this conversation in the past two weeks. 2 are triggered by your comment:

      - looking to optimise the whole (or a great part of) the system rather than only a single part/individual elements of it
      - solutions come out of the imposition of new constraints - nothing focusses the mind more than significant constraints

      One example ive picked up recently is how the Japanese are looking to address their significant electricity supply constraint through optimising the home/car axis.

      All require new behaviours/habits, which sometimes constrain the ability to grasp the potential for new solutions like these, but stranger things happen.



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