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Are You Ready to Lose Control?

Control: It’s the essence of management. We’re trained to measure inputs, throughputs, and outputs in hopes of increasing efficiency and producing desired results. In a world of linear processes, such as in the factories of the Industrial Age, that made sense. But in today’s knowledge economy, where enterprises are complex, adaptive systems, it’s counterproductive.



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What are Complex Adaptive Systems?

What are Complex Adaptive Systems? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

 

A brief description of Complex Adaptive Systems and
Complexity Theory, by Peter Fryer


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luiy's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:19 AM

Complex adaptive systems are all around us. Most things we take for granted are complex adaptive systems, and the agents in every system exist and behave in total ignorance of the concept but that does not impede their contribution to the system. Complex Adaptive Systems are a model for thinking about the world around us not a model for predicting what will happen. I have found that in nearly all situations I can view what is happening in Complex Adaptive Systems terms and that this opens up a variety of new options which give me more choice and more freedom.

Alexander Abramov's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:35 AM

Complex Adaptive Systems - underlie manipulated in biology and engineering, this feedback system.

Alain Coetmeur's comment, July 21, 2013 6:12 AM
antifragile, if/since they survived ?
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James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable.


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Complexity Science For Lean & Agile Teams

Complexity ScienceFor Lean & Agile Teams

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Laurent LATHIEYRE's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:59 AM

interesting perspective

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Can Engineers and Scientists Ever Master “Complexity”?

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I'm pondering complexity again. The proximate cause is the December 11 launch at my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, of a Center for Complex Systems & ...

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Structural diversity in social contagion

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The concept of contagion has steadily expanded from its original grounding in epidemic disease to describe a vast array of processes that spread across networks, notably social phenomena such as fads, political opinions, the adoption of new technologies, and financial decisions. (...) We find that the probability of contagion is tightly controlled by the number of connected components in an individual's contact neighborhood, rather than by the actual size of the neighborhood. Surprisingly, once this “structural diversity” is controlled for, the size of the contact neighborhood is in fact generally a negative predictor of contagion. More broadly, our analysis shows how data at the size and resolution of the Facebook network make possible the identification of subtle structural signals that go undetected at smaller scales yet hold pivotal predictive roles for the outcomes of social processes.

 

Structural diversity in social contagion
Johan Ugander, Lars Backstrom, Cameron Marlow, and Jon Kleinberg

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http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/27/1116502109.abstract


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Introduction to Complexity Concepts

This introduction to the basic concepts of Complexity science is intended to be easy to understand for all people interested in Complexity and its practical applications, Codynamics.

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Is ‘complexity’ the key to economic growth?

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Two economists, Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard and Cesar Hidalgo of MIT, have just released their 364-page “Atlas of Economic Complexity,” which claims to be the best model yet for predicting how much nations will grow in the future. So what’s the secret?.
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Design thriving societies. What works from a scientific point of view.

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If someone promises something without specifying the consequences if they don’t deliver, consider asking them, “or else what?” until they come up with a specific natural consequence that you agree with. Ask for it in writing. If the writing is not readable, say no deal until that contract is readable. “Power is never granted, only taken”, and this is 1 way to do it peacefully...

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Innovation as Adaptation

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What are the origins of innovation and creativity? What is the mystery behind the emergence of new companies, new theories, new species, new masterpieces of art?
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Order out of chaos: The natural unpredictability of innovation

A couple of days ago I came across this interesting BBC documentary: What's explained is how out of a set of simple rules very complex, unpredictable and chaotic outcomes may arise, but also pattern and order.
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One World Government? Not So Fast!

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Global governance mechanisms and policy designs need to incorporate a complex-systems perspective in designing and supporting international policy and institutional mechanisms.
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Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic 'Dragon King' Events

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Stop a stock trade and avoid a catastrophic global financial crash. Seal a microscopic crack and prevent a rocket explosion. Push a button to avert a citywide blackout.

Though such situations are mostly fantasies, a new analysis suggests that certain types of extreme events occurring in complex systems – known as dragon king events – can be predicted and prevented.


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Ali Anani's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:54 AM

Can we control  the uncontrollable? 

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Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important for program development, implementation and evaluation

Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important for program development, implementation and evaluation | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Understanding the difference between complex and complicated systems is becoming important for many aspects of management and policy. With complicated problems or issues one can define the problem ...
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see also http://fr.slideshare.net/vallatph/2012-vallat-complexit

 

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Ides De Vos's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:03 AM

It is indeed needed to know and acknowledge the difference , because many mistakes are made to use tools like Lean 6sigma,balancedscorecard, for complex problems , while they should use for complicated.

The big difference is order and unorder, predictibility and risk.

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Defining and Modeling Complex Adaptive Systems

Almost all the critical problems of our time are problems of control and almost all of them concern complex adaptive systems. If we want to know more about our bodies, it is not just to increase knowledge but so that we can control our health.
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Science for Designers: Complex Adaptive Systems

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Today the world of design is in a position to benefit enormously from advances in sciences, mathematics and particularly, geometry—probably not in a way that many designers think.

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A recognition that innovation is a complex adaptive system

Maybe I’m taking on more than I can chew here but I’m going to attempt it. I apologise if it does not work for you, or you simply just give up on this but I am going to try to explain innovatio...
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The Secret to Managing Everything

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..The dimensions of behavior within the Adaptive Systems Model exist on a relative and time-dependent scale. For example, if there’s a high drive to shape the environment, then at the same time, there will be a lower drive to respond to change.
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Complexity Science in Human Terms: A Relational Model of Business

At the cusp of the twenty-first century, we are experiencing unprecedented structural shifts in our economy brought about by the revolutions in computation and communication technologies. Today the world is linked in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. A new kind of economy is emerging–the connected economy--a shift that rivals the onset of the Industrial Revolution in its impact on society and the way commerce is transacted.

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Scaling Up – Change – Complex Adaptive Systems

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“Scaling up” and “change” are two topics whose relationship is preoccupying me these days. I was delighted to discover an article that presents important insights by tying the topics to “complex adaptive systems”...

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The Fertile Unknown: Improv Theater and Complex Adaptive Systems

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I am in an improvisational theater performing group. We improvise full-length plays with nothing planned in advance. No structure. No outline. No character or plot development.
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The Three Organizing Principles of Complex Adaptive Systems

Traditional management assumes that business organizations, like machines, are essentially closed systems. This may explain why the typical organization chart looks like a mechanical schematic and why conventional management is enamored with sophisticated control systems.

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Can we impact complexity?

It helps to have an understanding of complexity science as we explore new ways to understand the unique nature of organizations. Complexity science is the study of complex adaptive systems. All organizations that include people are complex adaptive systems (other examples include natural life forms, economies, ecologies, weather, traffic, networks and ant colonies).

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