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Peter J Mellalieu (1955 - )
po 1. An idea that moves thinking forward to a new place from where new ideas or solutions may be found. The term was created by Edward de Bono as part of a lateral thinking technique to suggest forward movement, that is, making a statement then exploring where it leads. Po is an extraction from words such as hypothesis, suppose, possible and poetry, all of which indicate forward movement and contain the syllable “po.” Po can be taken to refer to any of the following: provoking operation, provocative operation or provocation operation. (Wikipedia)
po 2. In ancient Polynesian and the Maori, the word “po” refers to the original chaotic state of formlessness, from which evolution occurred. Edward de Bono argues that this context as well applies to his definition of the term. (Wikipedia)
pocollage A portmanteau of po, collage, and bricolage that refers to the result of a creation of a (digital) work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. Specifically, a pocollage is a bricolage or collage created by a pogical being.
pofessor Po+professor. A teacher who is distinguished through their exceptional application of pogic in their curriculum design, teaching, research, and pofessional practice.
pogic Po+logic. The chaordic application of symbolic and mathematical techniques to determine the forms of a valid deductive argument augmented by occasional, irritating, and/or provokative leaps of creativity, intution, uncommon sense, and lateral thinking. Apple Dictionary, 2010 augmented by Mellalieu 2010. First used to describe the thought processes of Mellalieu, P. by Jenkins, P. et al. 1974+/-1. q.v. po (provocative operation), de Bono, 1967; chaordis (Dee Hock)
poglossary Words and concepts created, defined, or reinvented by a pogical (q.v.) being.
pogusalia Thoughts, philosophies, fancies, and whims of a pogical being.
Pogus Cyberneticus, Professor Alter ego for P. Mellalieu, PhD, MPubPol, DipIwiEnvMgt, BTech(hons) in his more pofessorial moments.
chaordis A portmanteau that refers to a system of governance that blends characteristics of chaos and order. The term was coined by Dee Hock the founder and former CEO of the VISA credit card association.
The mix of chaos and order is often described as a harmonious coexistence displaying characteristics of both, with neither chaotic nor ordered behavior dominating. Some hold that nature is largely organized in such a manner; in particular, living organisms and the evolutionary process by which they arose are often described as chaordic in nature. The chaordic principles have also been used as guidelines for creating human organizations — business, nonprofit, government and hybrids — that would be neither centralized nor anarchical networks. (Wikipedia)
bricolage is a term used in several disciplines, among them the visual arts and literature, to refer to the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by such a process. The term is borrowed from the French word bricolage, from the verb bricoler, the core meaning in French being, “fiddle, tinker” and, by extension, “to make creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are at hand (regardless of their original purpose)”. A person who engages in bricolage is a bricoleur. (Wikipedia)