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Redesigning the basic editor –

We’re always trying to find ways to make common tasks easier within Kumu. You already have enough complexity to deal with in the challenges you’re tackling — we shouldn’t add to that! That being…
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Steelcase tackles the circular economy, one 'bite' at a time

Steelcase tackles the circular economy, one 'bite' at a time | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. On this episode: Steelcase moves from furnishing products to providing a service.
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Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas

Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others. Seen in this light, reputation has become a central pillar of collective intelligence today. It is the gatekeeper to knowledge, and the keys to the gate are held by others. The way in which the authority of knowledge is now constructed makes us reliant on what are the inevitably biased judgments of other people, most of whom we do not know.

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Blockchain-based Machine Learning Marketplaces – Fred Ehrsam –

Machine learning models trained on data from blockchain-based marketplaces have the potential to create the world’s most powerful artificial intelligences. They combine two potent primitives: private machine learning, which allows for training to be done on sensitive private data without revealing it, and blockchain-based incentives, which allow these systems to attract the best data and models to make them smarter. The result is open marketplaces where anyone can sell their data and keep their data private, while developers can use incentives to attract the best data for their algorithms to them.

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Article: HR and digital transformation: A CEO’s view —

Article: HR and digital transformation: A CEO’s view — | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Learn how digital transformation is impacting the role of HR and how it can lead the agenda of preparing the organisation for change
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Human-Centered, Systems-Minded Design | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Human-Centered, Systems-Minded Design | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Both human-centered and systems-thinking methods fit within an effective design approach, and can work in conjunction to address social challenges.
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Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety 

Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety  | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

Engineering has experienced a technological revolution, but the basic engineering techniques applied in safety and reliability engineering, created in a simpler, analog world, have changed very little over the years. In this groundbreaking book, Nancy Leveson proposes a new approach to safety—more suited to today’s complex, sociotechnical, software-intensive world—based on modern systems thinking and systems theory.

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Wholeness and Finding the Spirituality in Science

Wholeness and Finding the Spirituality in Science | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Our book Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter introduces the reader to a dynamic way of seeing and thinking about systems. It is a way of seeing which expands our mode of consciousness from the analytical to the intuitive; one that not only is able to understand the parts of a system, but at…
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Duality, dualism, duelling and Brexit

Duality, dualism, duelling and Brexit | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

Such dualistic thinking is a product of the prevailing objectivist Cartesian world view, with its orthodox logic, under which we are still brought up. In science, it was not until it was recognized that phenomena we observe in ‘nature’ are not independent of our acts of observing them, that this wave/particle paradox was resolved by appreciating that their behaviours are in fact complementary and constitute a duality rather than a dualism. Taken together they do not negate each other but create a unity or a coherent whole.

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Beyond ethics and values

Beyond ethics and values | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
A society devoid of moral and ethical values cannot continue as an effective society as society is built on reciprocal cooperation and mutual understanding of people. A roundtable discussion organised by The Daily Star and CAMPE in December 2017, was a timely initiative to draw the attention of the people about the importance of ethics and values as the driving force for an enlightened society.
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Emily Rogers on Leadership: What do you know about your systems?

Emily Rogers on Leadership: What do you know about your systems? | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

Like an ecosystem in nature, functional and departmental groupings in an organization are interconnected and interdependent, with the health of one group impacting all others in the system.Organizations are made up of a complex web of relationships, processes and infrastructures that create the natural environment in which team members operate. While each team member has his or her own role to play, they knowingly or unknowingly create ripple effects throughout the entire enterprise. 

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Collaborating to Build a Learning Organization - Work in Progress - Education Week Teacher

Collaborating to Build a Learning Organization - Work in Progress - Education Week Teacher | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
As I grow as a school leader, every day is an opportunity for learning and growth. Working with my colleagues and my team, I know we can build a learning organization we all want to be a part of that both nurtures student innovation and learning. And as my professional learning continues, I will embrace the forward movement as I did as a teacher, fearlessly. At the end of the day, it is all about kids and they deserve the best.
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3 lessons learned from the history of design systems

3 lessons learned from the history of design systems | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Some milestones in the history of design systems and what each can teach us about the best ways to build and implement these frameworks into our digital design processes.
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Can London Become a People-Centric Smart City?

Can London Become a People-Centric Smart City? | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
“That's no easy step—it involves investment in human beings, not just systems,” says the city’s newly-appointed chief digital officer.
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Federated Learning, a step closer towards confidential AI

Federated Learning enables data scientists to create AI without compromising users confidentiality. This method is set to disrupt the centralized AI paradigm, in which better algorithm always comes at the cost of collecting more and more personal data. Thus, Federated Learning allows powerful network effects in industries where data cannot be transferred to third parties due to confidentiality reasons (health, bank, etc.).

 
 
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Liebreich: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization

Liebreich: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Wind, solar and battery costs will continue to fall faster than any mainstream energy forecasters expect, and there is nothing that makes me think President Trump will succeed in his attempts to revive coal.
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Why the 'Worst' Crypto Networks Will Be The Biggest - CoinDesk

Why the 'Worst' Crypto Networks Will Be The Biggest - CoinDesk | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Both bitcoin and Paris follow Gall's Law. They evolved from simple systems. These systems, in their now-complex form, may make no sense and look like a complete mess from the top down. In the same way that it's difficult to explain what's so compelling about cities like Paris, London or Hong Kong, it's difficult to explain what's so compelling about bitcoin to someone who has never used it. In both cases, you have to experience it from a bottom-up perspective to understand. These characteristics are essential properties of any long-lasting complex system, be it a city, a crypto network, or a rainforest.
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Why manufacturers must rise to the cyber-security challenge

Why manufacturers must rise to the cyber-security challenge | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
The pressure is on for industry to improve its understanding of cyber-security, writes Prof Raj Roy of Cranfield University
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How Decentralized AI Will Change Everything | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

How Decentralized AI Will Change Everything | News & Opinion | PCMag.com | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Dan Gailey, CEO of Synapse AI, explains why sharing AI breakthroughs will create a more interesting ecosystem and better AI models. And of course there's a blockchain component.
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How to apply systems thinking in DevOps

How to apply systems thinking in DevOps | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Systems thinking comprises the core of any DevOps strategy. Here's what it means and how it can boost workflow efficiency.
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Can Systems Biology Aid In Personalised Medicine? –

Can Systems Biology Aid In Personalised Medicine? – | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

Personalised medicine is a tenet to provide the right medication to the right person in the right dose at the right time. However, the process of personalizing medicine might appear daunting considering the intricate nature of diseases and the population affected. This article briefly describes how systems biology has boomed into one of the most sought-after approaches to simplify the study of biological systems and its use in personalized medicine. 


 The modern era of genomic medicine relies on learning complex biological systems with a concerted effort of scientists from various disciplines. The virtuous cycle of, “biology drives technology drives computation” best explains a cross-disciplinary environment, where physicians, chemists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists come together as a team to study multifarious biological systems.

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'Skilled Incompetence' And Other Ways Dumb Things Can Happen In Markets

'Skilled Incompetence' And Other Ways Dumb Things Can Happen In Markets | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it

Curious and thoughtful investors can be forgiven for wondering how so many silly things can be going on. Why is there so much interest in stocks when valuations are so high? Why were central banks so aggressive in easing monetary conditions and are so slow in returning to normal? Why have cryptocurrencies exploded in popularity? What can or should investors do about it? 


 In the effort to explore answers to these questions, it makes sense to consider a realm that persistently engenders similar types of silliness, that of corporate culture. Indeed, one of the influential business books that has withstood the test of time well, the Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, provides a framework for diagnosing how dumb things can happen as well as a prescription for how to correct them. Such insights can also be effectively applied by investors to understand much of the silliness occurring in today's markets.

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Leaders Must Navigate The Web of Systems Thinking and Relationships - Leadership 360 - Education Week

Leaders Must Navigate The Web of Systems Thinking and Relationships - Leadership 360 - Education Week | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
Who better than an educational leader understands that schools are living systems with moving parts, events, changes, and challenges?
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MPS: Systems Thinking Institute brings unique learning opportunity

MPS: Systems Thinking Institute brings unique learning opportunity | Thinking about Systems | Scoop.it
A world leader in using systems thinking to provide exemplary professional development and improve student success, the Waters Foundation is proud to present the second-annual Milwaukee Systems Thinking Institute, March 14-16, held in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools.
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