Complexity as hard to understand

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.

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Philosophy – Who Needs It?

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.

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Raising Our Game – Time to Raise Mine

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.

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