What’s new about new ways?

You might say nothing is ever new.  We always stand on the shoulders of others.

What’s new is gathering it all together, usually in some new way, and a new wave of enegy to try to create a movement.

Actually a few things are profoundly new and added to the mix: antifragility, promise theory, polarity tensions, Cynefin, neurodiversity, all sorts of new insights into social dynamics….

For some ideas like complexity, the innate understanding has been there for centuries, I some ways forever, but not the language or framework to express it.

For others like agility, it has been practiced by a few but widely suppressed by scientific management.