Reality arrives through four universal perspectives. This thought arose when I was observing my first grandson.
What is complexity? The context in which complexity arises is the human search for order, which means a satisfactory arrangement of things in space, time and cause. Since the beginning, humans have searched for order in the natural world, and created order in the human-made world. Many of us believe that the creation of life itself was a search for order.
Ralph Abraham provides an early portrait of complexity theories and how they fit together.
Complexity is what remains after we have exhausted our classical and statistical methods.
In 1962, Ayn Rand was challenged to explain her philosophy while standing on one foot. She did so by saying: “Metaphysics: Objective Reality; Epistemology: Reason; Ethics: Self-interest; Politics: Capitalism.”
I wish I could be so succinct.
A few years ago, I started writing a book. Its working title is Raising Our Game – Embracing Complexity Awareness. The purpose of this book is to describe how a better understanding of complexity theory would help leaders set goals, design and implement strategies and achieve results. But the intent of the book is to provide encouragement for us as individuals, groups and society to “raise our game”. By this, I mean taking us to a next level of human performance.