Integrating System Dynamics With Complex-Adaptive Systems

To meet the life-threatening challenges of global misgovernment, global warming, and environmental degradation, we need far more realistic conceptual insights into what is actually going on. The best current hope for sharpening our analytical vision is the integration of system dynamics and complexity theory. System dynamics and complex-adaptive systems are the two most sophisticated perspectives…

Accidental Adversaries in History

Human history is a long story often made longer…and less interesting…by being reduced to a litany of facts. (Fact: a piece of information which, albeit true, is meaningless.) The real story of history deals with “how” and “why.”  One very under-reported answer is some version of the system dynamics archetype “accidental adversaries.” It would be…