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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.


This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspired...

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A look at how to go organic with business models in a tech age...

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Learning from Nature’s Networks

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Deliberative Democracy

Deliberative Democracy | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.


'Most people are not well informed about public policy. They are rationally ignorant: their vote is only one among millions, so why should they care? What we want to show is that these people don’t lack the competence to make informed decisions. If we give them the right information, in an institutional design where they become seriously engaged in competing arguments, they will make informed and thoughtful judgments. One thing we don’t seek is consensus. Consensus usually distorts judgments because of the social pressure that is involved. We want to avoid those forms of pressure, or the top-down approach of a telephone poll. It turns out that when people think about the issues, they are very thoughtful.'

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WHAT IS VALUE? WHAT IS MONEY? A Conversation with Cesar Hidalgo

WHAT IS VALUE? WHAT IS MONEY? A Conversation with Cesar Hidalgo | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |

CESAR HIDALGO is an assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab, and faculty associate at Harvard University’s Center for International Development. Before joining MIT, Hidalgo was an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a research fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development.


Hidalgo's work focuses on improving the understanding of systems by using and developing concepts of complexity, evolution, and network science

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Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
I was having a conversation with my son the other day.  We were talking about higher education and business.  At some point, those two conversations, while starting out separately, merged.  I think...
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