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The Crises of Complexity - Huffington Post

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The Crises of Complexity Huffington Post The astronomer Carl Sagan was once asked why, if the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe was so large, we had never been contacted by another civilization.
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Changes in the Teaching and Learning Process in...

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Keith Hamon's insight: Some ideas from the New English Complex Systems Institute about how complexity might play out in education.
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The Resilient Tribe: Designing Leadership For Complexity

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Individuals, organizations and networks are living with unprecedented social complexity requiring more attention than ever on fostering resiliency at all levels to not only thrive, but survive. Not...
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The Embarrassment of Complexity

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Roger Martin recently diagnosed a kind of complexity that is manufactured by us and largely unaddressed: inter-domain complexity.

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Our Self-Inflicted Complexity

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Our ability to make progress against large-scale problems requires that we figure out how to tackle inter-domain complexity writes Roger Martin. The HBR blog post is part of a series of perspectives on complexity leading up to this year's Global Drucker Forum. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 6, 2013 7:24 PM

The series of perspectives on complexity can be found here: 



If you don't hold a subscription to HBR you can also find the articles (free access) via the Drucker Forum blog here


David Hain's curator insight, September 7, 2013 4:29 AM

Good blog and great suggestions from Kenneth.  Figuring this out and socialising the skills is a great 21st Century challenge!

luiy's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:29 AM

My own clan — the economists — is particularly inclined in this direction. There are a thousand economists working on partial equilibrium problems for every one working on a general equilibrium problem. This is despite the fact that no one would contest that general equilibrium clarity is the most valuable knowledge by far. Why? Because it is really difficult to specify any general equilibrium cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Instead, most of the guns deployed in modern knowledge advancement are aimed at narrow problems for which the cause-and-effect relationship is specified with the famous “all other things being equal” proviso. Each narrow knowledge domain develops analytical tool-sets that deepen the narrow knowledge domain. Each narrow domain develops ever more algorithmic knowledge, and those developing the knowledge are extremely confident that they are right because they are so specialized within their own domain. The liver expert is completely confident that he or she is correct even if it is the interaction with another condition that threatens your health most.

This approach has created another kind of complexity: inter-domain complexity. Every field is segmented into multiple domains, each with deep algorithmic knowledge, specialized tools, and experts in the domain who think they are absolutely right. And they are indeed right, as long as we ignore the reality of detail complexity.

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Stargazer captures stunning image of edge-on spiral galaxy - CBS News

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Stargazer captures stunning image of edge-on spiral galaxy
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The picture of the galaxy NGC 891, taken by photographer John Chumack, reveals what our host galaxy, the Milky Way might look like if seen edge-on from millions of light-years away.
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Mars Exploration Fast Facts - CNN

Mars Exploration Fast Facts
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(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about Mars exploration. The United States and the Soviet Union are the only two countries to land a spacecraft on Mars. Facts: There have been seven successful U.S.
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Sailor's discovery: 'The ocean is dead'

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A decade ago, seabirds and fish surrounded the boat; this time, the air was empty, and in the 28 days it took to get to Japan, he caught just two fish.
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Bottlenose Launches "Nerve Center" An Enterprise Trend ...

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Bottlenose swam onto the social discovery scene last year with a free, powerful social discovery and monitoring tool. This year, they've taken it up a notc.
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Design as a New Vertical Forcing Function

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From Microsoft’s latest radical reorganization and subsequent purchase of Nokia’s devices unit to Google’s acquisition of Motorola, it’s clear that after decades of horizontal integration, high tech is in an age of increased verticalization. No wonder it seems that established technology providers have little choice but to reorganize around consumer experience, and establish greater control. If they don’t, they may not survive this industry-realigning disruption.

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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute - UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute - UC Berkeley | Exploration | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute UC Berkeley The new institute will explore fundamental issues in energy science, using cutting-edge tools and techniques developed to study and manipulate...
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Solar System Exploration » ChartGeek.com

Solar System Exploration » ChartGeek.com | Exploration | Scoop.it
Charts about space, sci-fi, and other geeky things (A look at what's going where. The handy chart shows every spacecraft exploring (or about to) a solar system object.
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Wicked Problems and Social Complexity by Jeff C...

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This paper is about collective intelligence: the creativity and resourcefulness that a group or team can bring to a collaborative problem.
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NodeXL: Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel - Home

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Complexity, swiss cheese and failure

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Friday’s Finds:
@TomGram1 - “Resources not courses”. A new mantra.
“5% of interactions account for 90% of misery” – Rob Cross on how energy spreads across an organization.

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Visual complexity - visual exploration on mapping complex networks

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Visualcomplexity.com is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.

Great source of information for projects and presentations.


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bricoleuric's curator insight, March 11, 2013 12:18 PM

Nice work for generating simple insights from complex systems

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Complexity Theory and Project Management - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Complexity Theory and Project Management | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 0470545968 | 2010-10-05 | English | PutLocker

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Fox eBook's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:46 PM

An insightful view on how to use the power of complexity theory to manage projects more successfully

Current management practices require adherence to rigid, global responses unsuitable for addressing the changing needs of most projects. Complexity Theory and Project Management shifts this paradigm to create opportunities for expanding the decision-making process in ways that promote flexibility—and increase effectiveness. It informs readers on the managerial challenges of juggling project requirements, and offers them a clear roadmap on how to revise perspectives and reassess priorities to excel despite having an unpredictable workflow.

Complexity Theory and Project Management provides remedies through the use of teaching notes, power point slides, a solutions manual, and a toolbox of answers to common project management problems to illustrate how the deployment of complexity theory can make a project more successful. One of the first books covering the subject of complexity theory for project management, this useful guide:

Explains the relationship of complexity theory to virtual project managementSupplies techniques, tips, and suggestions for building effective and successful teams in the virtual environmentPresents current information about best practices and relevant proactive toolsMakes a strong case for including complexity theory in PMI’s PMBOK Guide

Complexity Theory and Project Management gives a firsthand view on the future of complexity theory as a driving force in the management field, and allows project managers to get a head start in applying itsprinciples immediately to produce more favorable outcomes.

Table of Contents

Part I Complexity Theory.
A Practitioner’s Explanation of Complexity Theory.
1 Introduction to Complexity Theory.
2 Going beyond the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide.
3 Virtual Leadership and Complexity.
4 Successful Virtual Projects.

Part II How to Deploy Complexity Theory.
5 Successful Project Management Strategies of Complexity.
6 Virtual Leadership through Complexity.
7 How Organizational Culture Is the Key to Applying Complexity.
8 Cultural Conflict through the Lens of Complexity.
9 Cultural Conflict Resolution Strategies.
10 Risk Management through the Lens of Complexity.

Part III Case Studies of Applied Complexity.
11 SEMCO (Organizational Complexity).
12 Web-Based Universities (Multilevel Complexity).
13 Small Team Complexity.

Part IV Create Successful Project Communities.
14 Leadership of Complexity-Driven Organizations.
15 Communities.
16 Teams and Complexity.
17 Micro-Teams (Tribes).
18 Dealing Appropriately with Change.

Part V Advanced Tools for Managing Complexity.
19 Complexity Tools for Organizations with Virtual Teams.
20 Virtual Projects and Complexity Theory.
21 Using Complexity to Address a Troubled Project.
22 The Future of Complexity.

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Baby Dinosaur Unearthed by High-Schooler - Discovery News

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Baby Dinosaur Unearthed by High-Schooler
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Long-Necked Dinosaurs Had Stiff Necks · Thousands of Dino Tracks Found in Alaska.
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littleBits' Exploration Kits Will Make You Think Differently About ...

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Whole worlds have been built out of LEGO and K'Nex and Meccano and a seemingly endless supply of childhood wonder, but the world is changing and so too a..
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How 3D printing robots will influence the future of space exploration ...

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3D printing and assembly in space could lead to bigger and better structures that are less expensive to make. Before their technology is a reality, Tethers Unlimited has to overcome a few engineering challenges.
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Math Ability Starts in Infancy, Study Says - Discovery News

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Math Ability Starts in Infancy, Study Says
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Six-month-old infants' intuitive number sense predicts their performance on math tests at 3.5 years of age.
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How Do Supermassive Black Holes Get So Fat? - Discovery News

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How Do Supermassive Black Holes Get So Fat?
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Adobe unveils finalists for “The Cutting Edge Project of the Year”

Adobe unveils finalists for “The Cutting Edge Project of the Year” | Exploration | Scoop.it
Every week, Adobe awards a website the title of "Cutting Edge Project of the Week." These sites push the boundaries of what websites are able to achieve through interactivity, communication with mobile devices and much ...
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