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cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change
A collection of inspiring ideas and research on transformative responses to climate change
Curated by Karen O'Brien
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Places to Intervene in a System by Donella H. Meadows - developer.*, Developer Dot Star

Places to Intervene in a System by Donella H. Meadows - developer.*, Developer Dot Star | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in "leverage points." These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.

The systems community has a lot of lore about leverage points. Those of us who were trained by the great Jay Forrester at MIT have absorbed one of his favorite stories. "People know intuitively where leverage points are. Time after time I've done an analysis of a company, and I've figured out a leverage point. Then I've gone to the company and discovered that everyone is pushing it in the wrong direction!" 


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Anne Caspari's comment, March 24, 2013 6:36 AM
still so valid.
Marc Rabaey's curator insight, January 6, 2014 4:59 AM

The magic of leverage points

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Cofounder of MIT Business Leadership Lab Otto Scharmer Discusses How to Pre-Sense the Future and Create Change

Cofounder of MIT Business Leadership Lab Otto Scharmer Discusses How to Pre-Sense the Future and Create Change | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

Business and change guru Dr. Otto Scharmer shares his theory of transformation —a method of pre-sensing the future in the present moment, allowing individuals to become aware of creative new possibilities for change. -   A bit dated but still good. 


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