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How to Tackle Complexity Using Systems Thinking

How to Tackle Complexity Using Systems Thinking | Complexity Economics | Scoop.it
Systems thinking: what it is and why it’s important for fed leaders

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samuel prieto's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:12 AM

pensar en sistemas  @cetep1 @unimagdalena

samuel prieto's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:20 AM

la complejidad y pensamiento de sistemas @cetep1 @unimagdalena

Ian Biggs, MAIPM, CPPE's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:40 PM

I love the analogy in this article between linear problem solving V's systems thinking and more holistic approaches. It's like throwing a rock and a live bird! The linear approach is great for determining where the rock might end up but how does it understand what the bird will do, predict it's final resting place or control it's path along the way? 

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Systems Thinking for Climate Systems

Systems Thinking for Climate Systems | Complexity Economics | Scoop.it

In pulling together my thoughts for a workshop last week on systems thinking, I've realised how much systems thinking has affected my approach to climate change, and how systems thinking is an esse...


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Complexity Economics: A Different Framework for Economic Thought

This paper provides a logical framework for complexity economics. Complexity economics builds from the proposition that the economy is not necessarily in equilibrium: economic agents (firms, consumers, investors) constantly change their actions and strategies in response to the outcome they mutually create. This further changes the outcome, which requires them to adjust afresh. Agents thus live in a world where their beliefs and strategies are constantly being “tested” for survival within an outcome or “ecology” these beliefs and strategies together create. Economics has largely avoided this nonequilibrium view in the past, but if we allow it, we see patterns or phenomena not visible to equilibrium analysis. These emerge probabilistically, last for some time and dissipate, and they correspond to complex structures in other fields. We also see the economy not as something given and existing but forming from a constantly developing set of technological innovations, institutions, and arrangements that draw forth further innovations, institutions and arrangements.(...) Complexity Economics: A Different Framework for Economic Thought W. Brian Arthur SFI WP 13-04-012 http://www.santafe.edu/research/working-papers/abstract/36df2f7d8ecd8941d8fab92ded2c4547/
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Economy is not always in equilibrium. At last some common sense
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Places to Intervene in a System by Donella H. Meadows

Places to Intervene in a System by Donella H. Meadows | Complexity Economics | 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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The magic of leverage points

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Anne Caspari's comment, March 24, 2013 6:36 AM
still so valid.
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SFI's online course in complexity begins September 30

SFI's online course in complexity begins September 30 | Complexity Economics | Scoop.it

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Very interesting course.

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