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Systems Dynamics uses the insights of Jay Forrester to design and critique real-world systems.
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Jay Forrester Interview

“Dr. Jay W. Forrester founded the field of System Dynamics in the mid-1950s. He is a Professor Emeritus of Management at MIT. In this clip he answers the ...”
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Researchers link feedback loops, ecosystems - The Brown Daily Herald

Researchers link feedback loops, ecosystems - The Brown Daily Herald | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
“An interdisciplinary team including a University researcher recently published a paper examining how feedback loops influence ecosystem changes.”
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Feedback loops. They are important in your job, whatever it is. Are you fluent in them?
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System Dynamics #2 – A Simple US Economic Model ...

System Dynamics #2 – A Simple US Economic Model ... | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
We have discussed many concepts in regard to how the monetary system really works. I finally hit the brain overload point and decided that I needed to draw a diagram and capture some of the basic concepts.
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Teach like John Keating: a Dead Poets Society ... - System Dynamics

Teach like John Keating: a Dead Poets Society ... - System Dynamics | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Image: celebquote.com Every teacher who ever watched “Dead Poet Society“ has wanted to be Robin Williams' John Keating, even if it means standing on a desk or two. The rapt attention, the witty dialogue, the genuine ...
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Thoughts on organic systems and systems thinking - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

Thoughts on organic systems and systems thinking - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog) | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog)Thoughts on organic systems and systems thinkingTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)“More often than not, as a systems effort makes underlying structures clearer, members of the group may have moments of despair.
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System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications: Nicolae Lobontiu: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications: Nicolae Lobontiu: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications: System Dynamics is an engineering disciplin...)...
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What have the economists ever done for us? Cliff-edge dynamics in social systems

What have the economists ever done for us? Cliff-edge dynamics in social systems | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
These cliff-edge dynamics in socioeconomic systems are becoming increasingly familiar. Social dynamics around the Arab Spring in many ways closely resembled financial system dynamics following the failure of Lehman ...
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On Chaos in Dynamical Systems

On Chaos in Dynamical Systems | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
It is well-known that in Newtonian dynamics, motion is controlled by certain differential equations along with certain initial conditions. The problem is formulated in such a manner that it becomes deterministic i.e.
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Relearchers apply dynamics system theory to predator-prey interactions

Relearchers apply dynamics system theory to predator-prey interactions | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
European scientists advanced an important field of mathematics describing the behaviour of numerous physical and biological systems.
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System Dynamics (SD) Modeling in Health Care - Ignite.com

System Dynamics (SD) Modeling in Health Care - Ignite.com | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Find out how this modeling tool can assess the impact of changes in resources on patient and system outcomes.
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We're More Than the Sum of Our Parts | Psychology Today

We're More Than the Sum of Our Parts | Psychology Today | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
To give rise to phenomenality, it should suffice, then, that the system's dynamics possess the same kind of rich intrinsic structure as the corresponding experience. The dynamical system consisting of some billiard balls on the ...
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Mental Models of Obesity | Feedback Solutions for Obesity

Mental Models of Obesity | Feedback Solutions for Obesity | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Sterman, J. D. (1994). Learning in and about complex systems. System Dynamics Review, 10(2-3), 291-330. doi:10.1002/sdr.4260100214. ResearchBlogging.org 2. Ogden J, Bandara I, Cohen H, Farmer D, Hardie J, Minas H, ...
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Climate Fact: United States 2012 Drought | Earth Gauge

Climate Fact: United States 2012 Drought | Earth Gauge | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
For more examples of “vicious” or amplifying feedback loops, visit Climate Concepts: Analogies and Useful Descriptions: http://www.earthgauge.net/2011/system-dynamics#feedbackloop. 2. North America is sensitive to drought induced by ...
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Google X founder says soon our personalities will be shared online - Daily Mail

Google X founder says soon our personalities will be shared online - Daily Mail | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
“Computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, the Stanford professor who originally set up Google's X laboratory has claimed.”
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In your dreams.
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The System Dynamics of Scandal: Allegations of Academic Misconduct at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Susan Fairchild

The System Dynamics of Scandal: Allegations of Academic Misconduct at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Susan Fairchild | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
“By Susan Fairchild and Chris Soderquist On October 16, 2014, Kenneth Wainstein, Joseph Jay and Colleen Kukowski released their report documenting findings of the investigation into academic misconduct in the Department of African and Afro-American...”
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Positive feedback drives email list meltdown

Positive feedback drives email list meltdown | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
I’m on an obscure email list for a statistical downscaling model. I think I’ve gotten about 10 messages in the last two years. But today, that changed. List traffic (data in red). Around 7 am, there were a couple of innocuous, topical messages.
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Philosophy of Complex Systems | 978-0-444-52076-0 | Elsevier

Philosophy of Complex Systems | 978-0-444-52076-0 | Elsevier | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seein...
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Cybernetics blossomed and dropped its petals in the 1950s to be replaced by a military-led emphasis on Artificial Intelligence.  There were undercurrents in academia that Cybernetics, as defined and shaped by McCullough and Weiner, had a Commie tinge to it.  The Soviets did indeed run with the fledgling discipline.  In the early 90s, in the wake of signal failures of AI promise, the Santa Fe Institute, sparked by the Chaos Cabal from UCSD, began to rehabilitate complex systems research.  It leaked back out into the American mainstream through many little digital rivulets, but Cybernetics still has not regained the full intellectual or policy status it had just after WWII.  This book looks at some of these issues.

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A small victory for scientific gobbledygook, arithmetic and Nate Silver

Nate Silver of 538 deserves praise for calling the election in all 50 states, using a fairly simple statistical model and lots of due diligence on the polling data.
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Can Accounting Systems be TOO Integrated? - Microsoft Dynamics ...

Kick start your accounting system! This blog is devoted to getting the most out of your business software: implementation war stories, lessons learned, insights, approaches and the most valuable part: your comments.
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Mathematics and the ocean: Movement, mixing and climate modeling

Mathematics and the ocean: Movement, mixing and climate modeling | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Mathematicians have described mathematical ideas from dynamical systems along with numerical modeling and experimental observations to analyze mixing in the ocean.
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Models That Matter: Selected Writings on System Dynamics 1985-2010: Jack B Homer: 9780615679280: Amazon.com: Books

Models That Matter: Selected Writings on System Dynamics 1985-2010 [Jack B Homer] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. What can be done about workaholic burnout? Why do new medical products get underused or overused?
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Big Data Notes 010: System dynamics | The Big Data Insight Group

Big Data Notes 010: System dynamics | The Big Data Insight Group | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to know what to System Dynamics are? Of course you have.
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Systems Thinking Course - Solving Complex Business Problems - MIT Sloan Executive Education

Systems Thinking Course - Solving Complex Business Problems - MIT Sloan Executive Education | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Enroll now in MIT's 2-day Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems program. Learn Systems Thinking, a framework for understanding complex business problems and finding solutions. (Comecando hoje, este curso.
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Meritocracy in Business | Positive Arts | Building Better Worlds™

Meritocracy in Business | Positive Arts | Building Better Worlds™ | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
The systems dynamics here is a separation into a hyperbolic curve: A tiny fraction of people will develop vastly more merit than the next ones down the ladder, and in turn they have have vastly more merit than the ones below ...
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Re-reading The Limits to Growth | Energy Bulletin

Re-reading The Limits to Growth | Energy Bulletin | Sytems Dynamics and Policy | Scoop.it
Specifically, it is a systems dynamics model, built around notions of stocks, flows and sinks. Systems models also include delays, which are sometimes poorly understood by economists and technologists – who were among ...
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