Listened to General Intellect Unit 038 – The Viable System Model. Great overview of VSM (for a newbie such as myself). Some tidbits:
- Jon Walker who writes The VSM Guide was applying VSM to coops in the UK in the 80s (including Suma)
- In VSM management becomes a function of the overall system, not an individual role attainable only by those with a class privilege.
- We should think of VSM as an explicitly socialist technology.