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Organizational complexity is taking a toll on business profits

Last July and August 2015, the Economist magazine conducted a survey of 331 executives. The survey focused  on the impacts of organizational complexity and the efforts companies have taken to reduce it. Complexity in Large Organizations Large organizations are viewed as dynamic networks … Continue reading

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John Holland, ‘Father of Complexity,’ Dies at 86

Reposted from https://reason.com/blog/2015/08/31/john-holland-father-of-complexity-dies-a Pioneer in complex adaptive systems passed away earlier this month by Ed Krayewski|Aug. 31, 2015 7:15 am University of Michigan Earlier this month, the computer scientist and psychologist John Holland passed away. Holland is known as the “father of … Continue reading

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Three skills for dealing with complexity

Our World has generally become more complex, in part because of the many linkages and relationships between elements that make it a lot harder to figure out how things work and where they are going.  Let’s take the stock market … Continue reading

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The Universe is a ‘complexity machine’

I am reproducing below an article published on January 23rd, 2015 in Science Daily  about a Clemson University study entitled  “How does the universe creates reason, morality?.”   I am also adding to the article relevant links (in parentheses) to outside … Continue reading

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Complexity of football (AKA soccer)

Both real and american #football are complex sports, primarily because they are team sports. Adaptability is required because an important strategic feature of football is to optimize space when attacking and defending. Continue reading

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What Causes School Shootings?

After a fairly steady rate between 2000 and 2007, the number of school shootings, and the number of victims is increasing rapidly in the last few years. The year 2014 is not half over, yet the number of incidents exceeds the number for the whole of last year. Continue reading

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