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Simplify Complexity | David Benjamin

The Artists of Data Science

Find David Benjamin online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/complexitydb Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbenjaminsyntegrity/ Memorable Quotes from the episode: [00:14:17] "Every time you hit something complex, it's new, it's different. There is no playbook, there is no checklist. And really what you have to do is get all the right people involved in sort of sharing what they see. No believe, understand, get them buying into the right way to to move forward. And the last thing I'll say is, you know, the right way to move forward when it's complex is to try things." [00:17:41] "...you start to see that really the key to dealing with complexity is to get people get their fingerprints all over the solution, get their fingerprints all over the strategy. And I can't imagine a situation where doing Data strategy is only complicated because, again, the market, the business you're in, the people who work there, you know, it's going to be different every time. And of course, are you going on and on." Highlights of the show: [00:01:29] Guest Introduction [00:02:53] Where did you grow up and what was it like there? [00:03:31] What did you imagine your future would be like? [00:05:07] What types of things were you doing that then eventually led to to this being the thing that you chose to pursue? [00:06:22] What does it mean to be a systems thinker? [00:12:36] What's your favorite example of a problem that on the surface looks like it fits the description of complicated, but as you start to dig a little bit deeper, it turns out that it's actually complex. [00:14:07] How is the problem solving process different for a complicated versus a complex problem? [00:17:38] The nature of complexity. [00:19:39] How do we best deal with that? How do we best deal with something we've never dealt with before without knowing what's going to work and what's not going to work? [00:24:40] What is DIKW model? [00:32:53] Letting go is a huge part of good leadership. [00:37:57] What are some questions that we can ask ourselves so that we can find a way forward in these types of situations? [00:39:57] Can we inject requisite variety into our world in different ways? [00:48:00] What's the number one book of Stafford Lehr that myself and the audience would really benefit from his thoughts? [00:48:55] What's the difference between constructing a good question and asking a question? [00:51:39] What are rules of queueing as you've discussed in your book? [00:53:18] How do faulty assumptions make us ask bad questions? [00:55:33] Why is it that when we are having these face to face types of interactions and discussions that we're able to create complexity? [00:57:27] Does that have an effect on anything when we're working together? [00:59:31] Is cracking complexity, an art or a science? [01:01:33] How do we create serendipity when we're working on complex problems and maybe when we're working isolated from people? [01:04:34] RANDON ROUND [01:04:49] It's one hundred years in the future. What do you want to be remembered for? [01:08:23] What do most people think within the first few seconds when they meet you for the first time? [01:09:09] Do you think you have to achieve something in order to be worth something? [01:09:59] What are you currently reading? [01:11:39] What song do you have on repeat? [01:12:28] What's the story behind one of your scars? [01:13:02] What is one of the greatest values that guides your life? [01:13:45] If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

1hr 15mins

20 Aug 2021

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June 6 2021 - David Benjamin

Haven of Rest Radio Broadcast

June 6 2021 - David Benjamin

14mins

6 Jun 2021

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#WednedsayWebcast Alternative Adoption Prep pt 4 - Adoptee & Therapist David Benjamin

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

In this weeks webcast we speak to David Benjamin adoptee and therapist who specialises in trauma. David often shares his experience and perspective on adoption preparation groups. He’s come on the webcast to share his views and thought on preparation of adopters and broader adoption issues. As always, thanks for listening and if you'd like to email us with comments or suggestions the you can at AandFpodcast@gmail.com You can also listen to the podcast:  iTunes here      Spotify here       Google here

1hr 5mins

27 May 2021

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S02.EP05 - Cracking Complexity with David Benjamin

JUST Branding

David Benjamin is the author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast (Nicholas Brealey; 2019). He is the co-founder of Syntegrity and the Chief Architect behind its implementation of the Complexity Formula as laid out in Cracking Complexity. David regularly guides leaders and their teams through their application of the formula, helping them get to decisions and action in days, no matter the industry, type of challenge, or nature of the organization. In this capacity, David has become a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and government leaders on how to organize for complexity and find traction in the face of the intractable. He frequently speaks on a wide range of topics related to complexity, effective and efficient problem-solving, and human dynamics in systems. David spends most of the rest of his time and energy on writing, family, long-distance running and cracking cryptic crosswords. David and his wife, Angie, live near Toronto and have three incredibly talented daughters whom he loves equally.

42mins

8 Mar 2021

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Ep 004 - Making a Prayerful Difference with David Benjamin Blower

Labyrinth Podcast

Welcome to the Labyrinth podcast where we are working out how Christianity can really be good news for everyone.***This week we sit down with the delightful and profound musician, author and voice of hopeful action, David Benjamin Blower! We chat about challenging norms and what it means to be a Christian and an 'activist'. ***You can find out more about David's work here: https://davidbenjaminblower.com/ 

59mins

7 Feb 2021

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Episode 30 - David Benjamin (Syntegrity, Cracking Complexity Formula)

Real Life Superpowers

In this special episode, we speak with David Benjamin, the co-author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast.In the book, he and his co-author David Komlos, share their proven formula for dramatically shortening processes and cracking an organization’s toughest challenges. David regularly guides leaders and their teams through their application of the formula. In this capacity, he’s become a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and US government leaders on how to organize for complexity and find traction in the face of the intractable.We discuss:– How he and his business partner had to reinvent themselves after the dot com bubble, and how one methodology they got introduced to changed the course of their career– How his passion for numbers and puzzles drew him to embark on a journey to formulate challenges and connect dots that made the world fall into logical sense, and made David’s vocation clear– The magic of problem-solving and approaching them with a different lens. “Expect the unexpected, trust that as you stare at something and think about it for a long time, something is going to emerge. Answers don’t just come the first time you try, it’s about the perseverance of really digging in and committing yourself to finding an answer and trusting that it’ll come - trusting that your brain is far more active and creative than even you give it credit for, if you give it time to marinate the problem”– The power of asking the right questions and articulating what you’re trying to solve– Breakthrough thinking– The importance of being passionate about what you do (and what are some good cues that you’re on track)– How learning to listen can be beneficial – The power of creativity – Dealing with resistance – The opportunity for self-growth that’s hidden in Covid-19– and so much more!We hope you enjoy your listen!

57mins

1 Nov 2020

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#221 Author David Benjamin July 7th Interview

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39mins

8 Jul 2020

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David Benjamin, deconstructs complex problem solving 251: David Benjamin, deconstructs complex problem solving

My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle

David Benjamin, co-author of Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything FastDavid Benjamin and Bill Ringle discuss the ideas and applications of the Cracking Complexity method for solving complex problem solving for small business leaders.>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-26417656:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .playbtn , body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-26417656:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .pausebtn { background-color: #111111;} jQuery(document).ready(function ($){var settings_ap26417656 = { design_skin: "skin-wave" ,autoplay: "off",disable_volume:"default" ,loop:"off" ,cue: "on" ,embedded: "off" ,preload_method:"metadata" ,design_animateplaypause:"default" ,skinwave_dynamicwaves:"off" ,skinwave_enableSpectrum:"off" ,skinwave_enableReflect:"on",settings_backup_type:"full",playfrom:"off",disable_scrub:"off",soundcloud_apikey:"" ,skinwave_comments_enable:"on",settings_php_handler:window.ajaxurl,skinwave_mode:"normal",skinwave_wave_mode:"canvas",pcm_data_try_to_generate: "on","pcm_notice": "off","notice_no_media": "on",design_color_bg: "111111",design_color_highlight: "ef6b13",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_number: "3",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_padding: "1",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_reflection_size: "0.25",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_mode:"normal",preview_on_hover:"off",skinwave_comments_playerid:"26417656",php_retriever:"https://myquestforthebest.com/wp-content/plugins/dzs-zoomsounds/soundcloudretriever.php" }; try{ dzsap_init(".ap_idx_13234_65",settings_ap26417656); }catch(err){ console.warn("cannot init player", err); } }); Top 3 Takeaways from this InterviewComplex issues can be solved in a matter of days, not months, not years, a time frame supported by the authors' research and practice over three decades.Conventional approaches to problem-solving typically rely on small groups of smart people cloistered away tasked with deciding the best way forward.We need a new approach to complex problems that allow us to co-create in large groups.Interview InsightsRead the Show Notes from this EpisodeBenjamin shares' who's someone who influenced or inspired him. [01:52]Can you remember a time early in your career where you drew strength and inspiration and made a decision based on these influences. [04:09]How do you define a problem with this approach? [05:01]How do you get interested in complex problem-solving? [06:38]Can you describe some key differences that stand out. [07:56]Is there an example of an organization or a leader that you worked with that has an issue where they came to the realization that they need to crack their own complexity? [15:33]What is it that leads him to realize that he had identified a larger problem and in order to solve it, it wasn't going to take a revolutionary approach? [17:20]My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins. [22:01]Subscribe to My Quest for the Best on Your Favorite AppClick to listen and subscribe on your favorite place to enjoy podcasts below so you are the first to know when a new episode is released. My Quest for the Best is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential.Give us a 5-star rating and positive review to make it easier for other small business owners to find and benefit from our work!Expert BioDavid Benjamin is the co-founder of Syntegrity and the Chief Architect behind its implementation of the Complexity Formula as laid out in Cracking Complexity.David regularly guides leaders and their teams through their application of the formula, helping them get to decisions and action in days, no matter the industry, type of challenge, or nature of the organization. In this capacity, David has become a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 co...

32mins

23 Mar 2020

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My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle

David Benjamin, co-author of Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything FastDavid Benjamin and Bill Ringle discuss the ideas and applications of the Cracking Complexity method for solving complex problem solving for small business leaders.>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-26417656:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .playbtn , body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-26417656:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .pausebtn { background-color: #111111;} jQuery(document).ready(function ($){var settings_ap26417656 = { design_skin: "skin-wave" ,autoplay: "off",disable_volume:"default" ,loop:"off" ,cue: "on" ,embedded: "off" ,preload_method:"metadata" ,design_animateplaypause:"default" ,skinwave_dynamicwaves:"off" ,skinwave_enableSpectrum:"off" ,skinwave_enableReflect:"on",settings_backup_type:"full",playfrom:"off",disable_scrub:"off",soundcloud_apikey:"" ,skinwave_comments_enable:"on",settings_php_handler:window.ajaxurl,skinwave_mode:"normal",skinwave_wave_mode:"canvas",pcm_data_try_to_generate: "on","pcm_notice": "off","notice_no_media": "on",design_color_bg: "111111",design_color_highlight: "ef6b13",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_number: "3",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_padding: "1",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_reflection_size: "0.25",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_mode:"normal",preview_on_hover:"off",skinwave_comments_playerid:"26417656",php_retriever:"https://myquestforthebest.com/wp-content/plugins/dzs-zoomsounds/soundcloudretriever.php" }; try{ dzsap_init(".ap_idx_13234_65",settings_ap26417656); }catch(err){ console.warn("cannot init player", err); } }); Top 3 Takeaways from this InterviewComplex issues can be solved in a matter of days, not months, not years, a time frame supported by the authors' research and practice over three decades.Conventional approaches to problem-solving typically rely on small groups of smart people cloistered away tasked with deciding the best way forward.We need a new approach to complex problems that allow us to co-create in large groups.Interview InsightsRead the Show Notes from this EpisodeBenjamin shares' who's someone who influenced or inspired him. [01:52]Can you remember a time early in your career where you drew strength and inspiration and made a decision based on these influences. [04:09]How do you define a problem with this approach? [05:01]How do you get interested in complex problem-solving? [06:38]Can you describe some key differences that stand out. [07:56]Is there an example of an organization or a leader that you worked with that has an issue where they came to the realization that they need to crack their own complexity? [15:33]What is it that leads him to realize that he had identified a larger problem and in order to solve it, it wasn't going to take a revolutionary approach? [17:20]My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins. [22:01]Subscribe to My Quest for the Best on Your Favorite AppClick to listen and subscribe on your favorite place to enjoy podcasts below so you are the first to know when a new episode is released. My Quest for the Best is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential.Give us a 5-star rating and positive review to make it easier for other small business owners to find and benefit from our work!Expert BioDavid Benjamin is the co-founder of Syntegrity and the Chief Architect behind its implementation of the Complexity Formula as laid out in Cracking Complexity.David regularly guides leaders and their teams through their application of the formula, helping them get to decisions and action in days, no matter the industry, type of challenge, or nature of the organization. In this capacity, David has become a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 co...

32mins

23 Mar 2020

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33 | Relinquishing Control with David Benjamin Blower

WorldWild Podcast

All citizens, put your hands in the soil! Those are the words of David Benjamin Blower, musician, theologian, and podcaster, who talks with us about what to do when things are soon to change radically, what Francis Bacon left in his wake, on what comes after collapse, and why we must break down the wall between 'reality' and 'metaphor'...

53mins

14 Feb 2020

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