Many different systems develop gradually and then enter a period of rapid change and eventually emerge in a new state of quasi-stability. We can track change from the states of take-off to acceleration and stabilization
As economies develop they require a greater input of energy, and they become more dependent on the continuous input of that energy in order to maintain their basic structure and processes
Water which can easily be seen as the most valuable resource on Earth is in many places treated as if it did not have any value at all. But the scarcity of water globally - where and when it is needed - is an increasing economic reality that will likely change the nature of the value we ascribe to water in the coming decades.
Water flows through almost every part of our economies and everything we do. It connects, agriculture, health, energy, food, environment, and conflict. Of all the domains to an economy, it is likely to be the most resistant to a reductionist approach to management.
The Rise of Sustainability Part two in our series "Age of Transition" this video explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades, driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. In [...]
Complexity Live: Data + Analytics + Networks This was our fifth live streaming event in collaboration with the HumanCurrent on the topic of "building Networked Organizations" how we can use new information technologies, like blockchain and analytics, to build new forms of networked organization. The guests for this discussion [...]
2nd Complexity Live This is the second in our monthly Complexity Live streaming shows, where we were talking on the topic of systems thinking. We had some great guests joining us this time. Speakers included: Martin Sandbrook: Martin’s background is in management and leadership, he is a professor and [...]
Complexity Live Our 3rd Complexity Live talking about "Systems Change" with some great guests: Lycia Harper, A fellow at Schumacher Institute and partner at Future Considerations http://bit.ly/2AitYe3 Orit Gal, Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Complexity at Regent's University London http://bit.ly/2Aereys David Ing, Canadian systems scientist, business architect, management [...]