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How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same. What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird follows three simple rules: (1) move to the center, (2) follow your neighbor, and (3) don’t collide. The rules enable each bird to act independently while ensuring the group acts cohesively.

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The 2100 Pendulum - A Simple Model to Predict the Future

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The 2100 Pendulum is a model which helps us understand the past 1,000 years of Western civilization so that we can predict the next 100. Download here.
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List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) -

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There are many outstanding female futurists. AHT provides an ongoing list of the world's best talent in the futures field, focusing on women futurists.
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Design Thinking and Conscious Evolution | Rethinking Complexity

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Systems thinking is a holistic form of understanding, analysis, and problem solving. It's also a way to bring balanced, more impactful solutions to our businesses and social challenges. But what about design thinking?

Design thinking involves using design methodologies to address all of our important inquiries. There is an emerging notion of human-centered design brought into our consciouness by IDEO, the design firm in Palo Alto, California. In this form of design, we involve the recepients in the design process focused primarily on their needs. It sounds simple but most conventional design methodologies consider the needs of humans as an input, but not as the purpose of the design and much less involve them in the process.

Can we use design thinking to guide our evolution? Can design thinking help us build our global and sustainable future as a species. Is this type of thinking broad and deep enough that can tackle the biggest challenges that we have as civilization?


Via Anne Landreat, TOLLEC Bernard, Philippe Vallat
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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:20 AM

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