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 Discussed at [[connections-20080226]] Discussed at [[connections-20080226]]
  
-  * Gareth met Eric Trist circa 1980 at the University of Pennsylvania. +  * Gareth met [[Eric Trist]] circa 1980 at the University of Pennsylvania. 
-    * Eric had a highly-regarded student, Calvin Pava +    * Eric had a highly-regarded student, ​[[Calvin Pava]] 
-    * Rafael Ramirez was a master'​s student of Eric Trist at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.+    * [[Rafael Ramirez]] was a master'​s student of [[Eric Trist]] at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.
  
   * Gareth then heard that Eric was at the Faculty of Environmental Studies   * Gareth then heard that Eric was at the Faculty of Environmental Studies
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     * Formed a relationship with Eric's entourage     * Formed a relationship with Eric's entourage
     * Eric was interested in action learning, and created the York Action Learning Group in 1981     * Eric was interested in action learning, and created the York Action Learning Group in 1981
-    * David Morley (should speak with him)+    * [[David Morley]] (should speak with him)
     * Action Learning Group was interdisciplinary,​ drew in faculty members and graduate students, all generated by projects the people worked on     * Action Learning Group was interdisciplinary,​ drew in faculty members and graduate students, all generated by projects the people worked on
     * e.g. Eric had a project on the future of Cape Breton, and out west     * e.g. Eric had a project on the future of Cape Breton, and out west
  
   * Projects   * Projects
-    * Michel Chevalier, who died several years ago, but a fringe member of the group +    * [[Michel Chevalier]], who died several years ago, but a fringe member of the group 
-    * (This would have been before Stafford Beer arrived in Toronto)+    * (This would have been before ​[[Stafford Beer]] arrived in Toronto)
     * Probably the largest number of action learners in one place     * Probably the largest number of action learners in one place
-    * Action research connected to Fred and Merrelyn Emery; when Fred came through  +    * Action research connected to [[Fred Emery]] ​and [[Merrelyn Emery]]; when Fred came through  
-    * Hans von Beinum, Quality of Working Life Institute -- Stafford Beer gave some talks there+    * [[Hans von Beinum]], Quality of Working Life Institute -- [[Stafford Beer]] gave some talks there
     * Eric was the catalyst for bringing people together, he was a sharer of ideas, excited in what people were doing     * Eric was the catalyst for bringing people together, he was a sharer of ideas, excited in what people were doing
-    * Given the state of his career, was looking forward, bring in Tavistock, the work through S3 (Social Systems Science) program at Wharton, and with Maruyama and cybernetics+    * Given the state of his career, was looking forward, bring in Tavistock, the work through S3 (Social Systems Science) program at Wharton, and with [[Magoroh ​Maruyama]] and cybernetics
     * No intellectual orthodoxy, much more of a collection of people who were like thinking, who would share, and then go their own ways     * No intellectual orthodoxy, much more of a collection of people who were like thinking, who would share, and then go their own ways
  
   * One of the interests at the time was the launch of a domain-level organization,​ ones that cross institutional boundaries   * One of the interests at the time was the launch of a domain-level organization,​ ones that cross institutional boundaries
-    * Worked with Rafael Ramirez and David Morley to get an international collaboration on toxicity in the Great Lakes; weren'​t successful, but was typical of the type of activity+    * Worked with [[Rafael Ramirez]] and [[David Morley]] to get an international collaboration on toxicity in the Great Lakes; weren'​t successful, but was typical of the type of activity
    * Another: mobilization of educational services for the handicapped: ​ a program, probably in Orillia    * Another: mobilization of educational services for the handicapped: ​ a program, probably in Orillia
  
-  * David Morley wrote a book with Susan Wright called Learning Works, a book of case studies of action research projects from people at York University+  * [[David Morley]] wrote a book with [[Susan Wright]] called Learning Works, a book of case studies of action research projects from people at York University
  
   * A loosely-coupled network, where people paired together   * A loosely-coupled network, where people paired together
-    * e.g. Orillia Project: ​ Fred and Merrelyn Emery, documented by Merrelyn on some of the debates that went on there?? +    * e.g. Orillia Project:  ​[[Fred Emery]] ​and [[Merrelyn Emery]], documented by Merrelyn on some of the debates that went on there?? 
-    * Almost billed by Fred Emery as a ""​conflict of generations"??​+    * Almost billed by [[Fred Emery]] as a ""​conflict of generations"??​
     * Eric was looking for an umbrella over everyone     * Eric was looking for an umbrella over everyone
     * Some polarization of systems thinking as Emeries wanted to describe it, and the looser description that other people were seeking to advocate     * Some polarization of systems thinking as Emeries wanted to describe it, and the looser description that other people were seeking to advocate
     * Gareth was influenced by Eric's work on holographic approaches to organizing     * Gareth was influenced by Eric's work on holographic approaches to organizing
  
-  * Gareth went back to Wharton, after having met Eric, and Rafael Ramirez was a Ph.D. student there+  * Gareth went back to Wharton, after having met Eric, and [[Rafael Ramirez]] was a Ph.D. student there
     * Wharton seemed fragmented     * Wharton seemed fragmented
  
-  * Then Eric Trist moved to California +  * Then [[Eric Trist]] moved to California 
-    * Should talk with Beulah Trist, she lives in Carmel, California +    * Should talk with [[Beulah Trist]], she lives in Carmel, California 
-    * Connected with Marvin Weisbord+    * Connected with [[Marvin Weisbord]]
  
-  * Eric came when David Bee set up program at University of Toronto, as "​investigations in applied epistemology",​ about 8 talks+  * Eric came when [[David Bee]] set up program at University of Toronto, as "​investigations in applied epistemology",​ about 8 talks
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