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Control and Growth – Tipping the Balance in a ‘VUCA’ World

Natural disasters, technological disruptions, transitory advantages, fractured markets, multifarious competitors, increasingly demanding customers and fickle consumers. Thanks to the military, we have a useful descriptor for the conditions and environment these drivers create; ‘VUCA’ – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity… a combination of the magnitude and speed of change, the lack of predictability and prospect of surprise, the multitude of forces and confounding issues, and the lack of ‘one right answer’ or single course of action.


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Leadership In The Age Of Complexity: From Hero To Host

Leadership In The Age Of Complexity: From Hero To Host | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
For too long, too many of us have been entranced by heroes. Perhaps it's our desire to not have to do the hard work, to rely on someone else to figure things out.

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Urban Emergencies : Emergent Urbanism

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Urban Emergencies : Emergent Urbanism (UE:EU) is an independent research group exploring international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of emergent risks on the built environment and its inhabitants.


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Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library

Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

Changizi, M. A. and Destefano, M. (2010), Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex. Complexity, 15: 11–18. doi: 10.1002/cplx.20288


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:01 PM

Could you imagine if we're able to mimic our social/constructed systems upon our natural/organic systems?  Imagine if we could discover the natural laws that shape our world and then make our world be in conformity with these natural, discovered laws (as opposed to our abstracted, imaginatively created laws.

 

Think about it!

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Complexity Theory as a possible mechanism for the progression through the stages of social evolution as described by Spiral Dynamics

Complexity Theory as a possible mechanism for the progression through the stages of social evolution as described by Spiral Dynamics | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

Spiral Dynamics ® is a model, which has been developed over the last thirty years to describe the underlying dynamics and stages through which human societies have evolved over the last 100,000 years or more.

 

Spiral Dynamics® proposes a series of eight nodal levels of social development, which extends to twenty-four when entering and exiting phases are included.

 

 

More levels will emerge as we continue to evolve.

 

Complexity Theory also gives many insights into social evolution.

 

It may explain the underlying mechanisms by which the Spiral Dynamics levels self organise into higher emergent levels.

 

An integration of the two systems would give a greater insight into our past as well as our possible futures.

 

This paper aims to open discussion on two relatively new areas of science and how an integration of their ideas might increase our understanding of societal development.

 

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Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain - John C. Moore

Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain - John C. Moore | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it
When you picture the lowest levels of the food chain, you might imagine
herbivores happily munching on lush, living green plants. But this
idyllic image leaves out a huge (and slightly less appetizing) source of
nourishment: dead stuff. John C. Moore details the "brown food chain,"
explaining how such unlikely delicacies as pond scum and animal poop
contribute enormous amounts of energy to our ecosystems.

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Eric L Berlow's curator insight, August 31, 2014 12:20 PM

This is the first lesson in our Ecology Series in collaboration with TED Ed . The series focuses on networks in ecology. This one by John Moore explores the wonderful world of detritus. Most of us know that nature 'recycles' dead parts - but this lesson highlights that when you scale this process to the entire ecosystem, dead stuff, and 'brown' food chains, are an unexpectedly huge source of energy that fuels most ecosystems. 

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PLOS ONE Complex systems articles

PLOS ONE Complex systems articles | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.


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Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library

Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex - Changizi - 2009 - Complexity - Wiley Online Library | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

Changizi, M. A. and Destefano, M. (2010), Common scaling laws for city highway systems and the mammalian neocortex. Complexity, 15: 11–18. doi: 10.1002/cplx.20288


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:01 PM

Could you imagine if we're able to mimic our social/constructed systems upon our natural/organic systems?  Imagine if we could discover the natural laws that shape our world and then make our world be in conformity with these natural, discovered laws (as opposed to our abstracted, imaginatively created laws.

 

Think about it!

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Complexity Theory as a possible mechanism for the progression through the stages of social evolution as described by Spiral Dynamics

Complexity Theory as a possible mechanism for the progression through the stages of social evolution as described by Spiral Dynamics | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

Spiral Dynamics ® is a model, which has been developed over the last thirty years to describe the underlying dynamics and stages through which human societies have evolved over the last 100,000 years or more.

 

Spiral Dynamics® proposes a series of eight nodal levels of social development, which extends to twenty-four when entering and exiting phases are included.

 

 

More levels will emerge as we continue to evolve.

 

Complexity Theory also gives many insights into social evolution.

 

It may explain the underlying mechanisms by which the Spiral Dynamics levels self organise into higher emergent levels.

 

An integration of the two systems would give a greater insight into our past as well as our possible futures.

 

This paper aims to open discussion on two relatively new areas of science and how an integration of their ideas might increase our understanding of societal development.

 

Post image:  http://bit.ly/ArXJl4

 

Mega bonus:

http://www.5deep.net/see3.asp

http://bit.ly/ytnxiy


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Networked for complexity

Networked for complexity | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, then, the industrial era has given way to the social era, and it is time to rethink both how we work and how we organise ourselves to do so. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:39 PM

Terrific blog post by Richard Martin. You should follow Richard on Scoop.it [url=/u/2565370 x-already-notified=1]Richard Martin[/url] and on Twitter here

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:01 AM

I picked out this abstract which resonated with me..." a company is like ‘a social network of productive relationships in which stakeholders are deployed where they are of greatest use. It is designed as a flow of input that can come from anywhere in the network. The work is asynchronous in time and place, and people contribute whatever expertise they have, irrespective of rank or experience." 


Great post.