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Positive Emergence informed by authentic presencing and conscious transformation
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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 | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | 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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Noah Raford » How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything

Noah Raford » How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

"The MIT Approach to Collective Intelligence
According to the Center for Collective Intelligence, a good collective intelligence platform (CI) must address the following themes:
Goals, referring to the desired outcome;
Incentives, referring to the motivational factors;
Structure/process, referring to the business model and organizational structure to complete the task; and
Staffing, referring to the people required to support the business model and sustainability of CI within the organization.
These four themes then translate into the following four questions:
What is to be accomplished?
Why should anyone help out?
How are they meant to contribute?
Who will perform the necessary work?"


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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 | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | 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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