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The act of communication & wicked problems library

Wicked problems do exist and the act of communication is a fundamental variable that needs to be taken into consideration. "Our actions need to be just, our communication needs to be truthfull and the...

Facilitating Conversations That Matter Using CMM library

This article presents the coordinated management of meaning (CMM) theory as a tool for dialogic organizational development (OD) practitioners seeking to introduce reflexivity and self- awareness into ...

Complexity Management: The VUCA world library

VUCA is an acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, it captures the most salient challenges faced by leaders operating in complex environments. In this section we introduce the c...

Coarse-Graining, Renormalization & Universality (video Simon DeDeo) library

Lectures by Simon DeDeo (simon@santafe.edu) during the Santa Fe Institute 2012 Complex Systems Summer School, an interdisciplinary course for graduate and postdoctoral students in the mathematical, bi...

TEDx Rotterdam Complex Adaptive Systems Igor Nikolic library

Igor Nikolic graduated in 2009 on his dissertation: co-evolutionary process for modelling large scale socio-technical systems evolution. He received his MSc as a chemical-- and bioprocess engineer at ...

Wicked Problems library

Uncertainty and complexity are two major patterns of social systems and when combined with the process of decision-making, there is an urge for deeper exploration on how humans reach consensus or not. ...

TED The Beauty of data visualization library

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good de...

Understanding Society - Herbert Simon Blog library

Herbert Simon is one of the seminal thinkers in the study of complexity. His 1962 article, "The Architecture of Complexity", put forward several ideas that have become core to the conceptual framework...

Emergence: A unifying theme for 21st century science library

When electrons or atoms or individuals or societies interact with one another or their environment, the collective behavior of the whole is different from that of its parts. We call this resulting beh...