Patrick Fenzlaff

Management Supervisor, system one
Zurich, Switzerland

About Patrick

Bio

After academic education in Cambridge and St. Gallen I worked for "top" management consultants. I have become an expert in the fields of corporate and individual management. Today I am my own boss and a life changing episode in my very own life has invoked the drive to share publicly what I have learned about "viability of organisations" and "general management" in order to learn from others worldwide

Languages

English, German

Areas of Expertise

Management, Cybernetics, team syntegrity, economics and business management, viable systems and organisations, Organisational Transformation, normative corporate management, Philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, political economics)

An idea worth spreading

The methods developed by the founding fathers of managment cybernetics: Team Syntegrity; Viable System Model; Netilligence; St.Galller Management Model; Gällweilers Navigation Tool
actually see organisations for what they really are: highly complex, integrated organisms, treat them as such (including their environments), and therefore bring about the sustainability of the WHOLE.

I'm passionate about

This planet and all its inhabitants. Right management in order to actually help the above mentioned:-)

Talk to me about

Political, business, and economic developments + transformation in all sectors; Neurosciences; Viable Systems; Psychology; Cultural Sciences; Management Education;

People don't know I'm good at

finding the true root and cause of problems....

My TED story

I have one of a kind knowledge and the need to share it with the public. I am not going on conventional ways (mass marketing, sales, newspaper...) because I need thinkers and doers who know the complex does not equal complicated and have the ability to combine knowledge from all areas of science (economics, biology, physics, history,...) to gain an understanding of the "WHOLE".
This crowd is very hard to find cause we all like to simplify.....
What I have seen so far on TED....:-)

Comments & conversations

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Patrick Fenzlaff
Posted over 1 year ago
Is Goldman Sachs really a suitable sponsor for this site?
and i am in no way trying to say that doing business with G+S is and always will be totally unacceptable...after the events of the last 10 years, i am just wondering how educated the decision was to let them be sponsor. if u witness how they deal (2day) with what goes on in the EU, and their relationships with Draghi, Monti etc...it is arguable that they continue their "ways of doing busines".
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Patrick Fenzlaff
Posted over 1 year ago
Is Goldman Sachs really a suitable sponsor for this site?
Thats the way I wanted the discussion to be like:-) A. WHAT: Well, u can call it common sense, ethics, guidelines etc.... it all means the same. Right now, in the western world money has taken on the role of these guidelines. Other guidelines are always inferior. As u say above that might be questionable. I for myself see it as "wrong". To me humans are human because of some "higher" (dont put me in a "religious nut" corner, caus I am def. not) understanding and values that we carry with us. In the western world that should be the human rights or the rule of law in its political meaning. In corporations it is called a mission statement and the underlying busines principles. B. WHO The Board of Directors, CEO, is responsible for safeguarding these principles (to act with common sense as u put it). If employees act differently or if i.e. shareholders ask for other things then this Board, CEO etc. needs to take counter measures and if necessary step down because he can no longer (under hin/her own ethics) work for the company.
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Patrick Fenzlaff
Posted over 1 year ago
Is Goldman Sachs really a suitable sponsor for this site?
Hi Robert a. thank u for knowing how/what I think. and what my actions are. b. I have been with top consultancies for the past 15 years and there is no difference between business and endorsement...on the contrary c. The reality of the world is that most people take exactly your point of view "well, i only took the money and worked for them...I dont support what they do though" That is what all the germans (i am german) said after ww2, all the people who killed Indians and all other "ethically questionable" actors say: "its just business (now I take your house, your farm, your children, your etc...) d. Yes it is emotional if people who are responsible for the very hardship of hundreds of millions (in the US and now EU) are being let of the hook sinply because they feed guys like u off with a couple of dollars e. By all means stop telling me what to do I started a conversation and as u can see below even people who do not agree with each other can have fruitfull discussions
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Patrick Fenzlaff
Posted over 1 year ago
Is Goldman Sachs really a suitable sponsor for this site?
I totally agree with John on this one. No need for me to lay out all his arguments again. I just dont subscribe to the point of view "well, at least we get some back" either. And to be quiet honest I do think that most of us who live in "democratic" systems buy in to that above mentioned statement too much. We all dont care if we (our governments, corporations etc) start wars enslave third world countries just as long as we get a little in order to sleep in a heated bed room...