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Does Complexity Breed Volatility?

We have now become familiar with the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index, thanks to the wild stock market volatility that has graced our television screens in the last few weeks.  Investors process incoming political and economic … Continue reading

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Oil Spill and Complexity…

Gail the actuary wrote a detail post (The Gulf Deepwater Oil Spill – Was Complexity a Factor?) where she explores the implications of complexity on the oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico.   She said: When there are many … Continue reading

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Herding sheep: it’s complicated! No, it’s complex :)

Someone (my brother) asked me the difference between “complicated” and “complex”.  I touched on that in the post “What is Complexity?”  Let’s try another way, using the example provided by Michel Cotsaftis in “Complex Systems and Self-organization Modelling“:  Dogs herding … Continue reading

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Measuring Complexity

Variety and connectivity are the yin and the yang of complexity. This network view of the World addresses the behavior of systems. Continue reading

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