Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #30

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public | service | transformation

The Systems Convening approach: how to bridge professional and patient experiences through communities | Q Community webinar, 27 Jan 2022 13:00–14:00

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The Systems Convening approach: how to bridge professional and patient experiences through communities Join Isabel Ho, one of the case studies in the Systems Convening Manual, as she shares her personal and professional experiences in healthcare. Get Involved Communities of Practice Leadership Development Programme Supporting Q Connections Q Visits Q Exchange Network Weaving: learning series […]

systems | complexity | cybernetics

A quick set of links on exaptation / preadaption (with a link into anticipation)

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Eirini Malliarki on twitter asked for “the best resources/reads on the use of analogy in invention & innovation” What are the best resources/reads on the use of analogy in invention & innovation? — Eirini Malliaraki (@irinimalliaraki) December 16, 2021 Marco Valente mentioned exaptation. My links: This is a nice intro to the concept (preadaptation): https://evolution-outreach.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1007/s12052-008-0053-8 […]

The Genealogy of Complexity — Cosmo Shalizi (2003/2021)

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The Genealogy of Complexity 22 Dec 2021 10:09 The Genealogy of Complexity The Genealogy of Complexity 22 Dec 2021 10:09 The construction of the universe is certainly very much easier to explain than is that of a plant. — Lichtenberg Pinky: What are we going to do tonight, Brain?Brain: The same thing we do every […]

A history of the cybernetics movement in the United States | Umpleby (2005)

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A history of the cybernetics movement in the United States S. Umpleby Published 2005 [PDF] A history of the cybernetics movement in the United States | Semantic Scholar

Complex Networks — a notebook from Cosmo Shalizi

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http://bactra.org/notebooks/complex-networks.html

ABCD: Origin and Essence by John McKnight — Nurture Development

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ABCD: ORIGIN AND ESSENCE BY JOHN MCKNIGHT ABCD: Origin and Essence by John McKnight — Nurture Development Key papers:

Requisite Variety with BEER — YouTube

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A little know concept, Requisite Variety, from Cybernetics packs a lot of punch as one of the most important laws of the Universe. It is a very powerful thinking tool, that you should be familiar with. This video guarantees that you will start observing how the world around you is shaped by Requisite Variety. When […]

Sam Rye — Fieldnote: The ‘so what’ of complexity — Parts I-III

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Introduction to Part III In August I set out to draw out the themes from insights garnered from over a decade of focus on developing strategies and experiments to influence change towards regenerative environmental and social futures, in the context of complex challenges. You can read Part I : The ‘so what’ of complexity which […]

Methods and Techniques of Complex Systems Science: An Overview — Shalizi (2003, revised 2006)

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Methods and Techniques of Complex Systems Science: An Overview Cosma Rohilla Shalizi (Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan) In this chapter, I review the main methods and techniques of complex systems science. As a first step, I distinguish among the broad patterns which recur across complex systems, the topics complex systems […]

“Swimming in the vast sea of systems change”: 5 Key Lessons Nurtured Through Basecamp | by Mairi Lowe | School of System Change | Dec, 2021 | Medium

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“Swimming in the vast sea of systems change”: 5 Key Lessons Nurtured Through Basecamp Mairi Lowe Following Dec 9 · 8 min read In 2021 I completed the School of System Change Basecamp programme. I was delighted to speak with the School team to share how the course shifted my mindset to help me embrace […]

STiP@50 Celebrations — OpenLearn — Open University

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STiP@50 Celebrations — OpenLearn — Open University STiP@50 Celebrations Updated Tuesday, 14th December 2021 STiP@50 celebrates fifty years of distance learning at The Open Univeristy along with Systems Thinking. Find out more about systems thinking in practice with these podcasts and videos. What is STiP@50? STiP@50 celebrates the unique coupling, in 1971, between the provision […]

Systems Thinking Hub — OpenLearn — Open University

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Systems Thinking in Practice Hub Welcome! Check out our fantastic range of FREE resources on systems thinking in practice. Systems Thinking Hub — OpenLearn — Open University

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The Theory of Graceful Extensibility: Basic rules that govern adaptive systems — Woods (2018)

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The Theory of Graceful Extensibility: Basic rules that govern adaptive systems December 2018Environment Systems and Decisions 38(5) Follow journal DOI: 10.1007/s10669–018–9708–3 David D Woods (PDF) The Theory of Graceful Extensibility: Basic rules that govern adaptive systems The Theory of Graceful Extensibility: Basic rules that govern adaptive systems December 2018 Environment Systems and Decisions 38(5) Follow journal […]

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