Welcome to Coffee & Complexity

An introduction to my new newsletter.

Welcome to Coffee & Complexity

Hello, and welcome to my newsletter.

Over the last 18 months, I've grown increasingly obsessed by complexity. It joins my obsession with coffee, which has been getting ever more intense over 18 years. This newletter is born of both of them. I'm drinking coffee, and trying to write about complexity.

It's no secret that we're living in a polarised age, and some of that is driven by people reacting to a complex world by seeking simple, yet polarising, solutions. And far too many politicians are willing to pander to that to get their talons deep into power.

At least part of the reponse to that has to be a more considered, thoughtful way of engaging with ideas; one that embraces the complexity of the world and seeks insight in that.

All of which is a long way of saying that I have things I want to say - and I'm in search of a new place to say them.

And this newsletter is it.

Why do I have to sign up to see the rest of the posts?

As I said above, this is essentially a newsletter — but one that is archived on the web. But more than that, this is for stuff I don't want to just stick out there for anyone to see.

There are some things, we have learnt, that you don't want to put on the open web. But equally, we might not want to lock them away on a closed platform like Facebook.

I've got plenty of places to post publically about things:

This is a space for thoughts that I want to share with a smaller group of people - people who are at least prepared to pop an email address in to become a member.