Once you have understood the approach and strategies of the Complex paradigm, think of where you can start making changes in your organization or business model. Where do you use the Linear paradigm, and are those actually linear systems? Some companies like to plan how their users should interact with their products, and typically don’t allow them to configure their own solutions. What if you started preparing rather than planning?
This is our topic for today: the way things move and spread, somewhat chaotically, across a network. Some examples to whet the appetite:
Infectious diseases jumping from host to host within a population
Memes spreading across a follower graph on social media
A wildfire breaking out across a landscape
Ideas and practices diffusing through a culture
Neutrons cascading through a hunk of enriched uranium
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Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) builds grassroots power to create social and economic justice for low-income, women and women identifying, immigrant, black, and brown communities in Los Angeles. To do this, SCOPE organizes communities, develops leaders, collaborates through strategic alliances, builds capacity through training programs, and educates South L.A.’s residents to have an active role in shaping policies that affect the quality of life in our region. Justice, respect, responsibility, integrity, and voice: These are our core values.
An interactive map of the evolutionary relationships between 2,123,179 species of life on our planet. Each leaf on the tree represents a species and the branches show how they are connected through evolution. Discover your favourites, see which species are under threat, and wonder at 105,223 images on a single page.
Strategic Doing has developed over more than two decades of work with people trying to strengthen their organizations, communities and regions. Here’s Ed Morrison, the developer of Strategic Doing, reflecting on its origins:
For 30 years, BFI has supported a growing international network of Fuller-inspired innovators through the maintenance of a comprehensive Information Clearinghouse on R.B Fuller, including a detailed inventory of the practices and principles informing Fuller's approach to design.