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Linear and non-linear causality

Systems thinking and the nature of reality Complexity Labs         In my last post I made use of a concept map of linear management, which I had made in January 2013. It was fairly neat and simple and all that with … Continue reading

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It’s a wicked problem, stupid! (revisited)

A bit over 5 years ago I first learned about wicked problems. So I looked at the oft-cited seminal article by Rittel & Webber of 1973 and tried to make sense of it (see old post). There was a lot of … Continue reading

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Solving the wrong problem precisely

“A problem well put is half solved.” Dewey, 1938 In 1998, Ian Mitroff adapted an article from his book Smart Thinking for Crazy Times, which dealt with preventing misdirected thinking, or the time, talent, and resource drains that result from … Continue reading

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The origin of failure of the banking system

Complexity to the extreme: can anthropology help? That can’t be true      Last week I was intrigued by the publication of Joris Luyendijk‘s latest book “That can’t be true” (in Dutch only; original Dutch title: Dat kan niet waar zijn) about … Continue reading

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Learning from failure

Can a systems approach help? TED talks can be very interesting. This morning I was pointed to one by Linn Hammergren in her contribution to a LinkedIn discussion. The engaging TED speaker she referred to was David Damberger of Engineers … Continue reading

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Logical Framework Approach worries

A summary of key concerns and some solutions No alternative to LFA         The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) has been around for well over 40 years. It has been enormously successful in terms of widespread use, at … Continue reading

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Managing wicked problems: a primer

Problem structuring and (non-)linear management methods to address wicked problems in business and development What is linear management?      Linear management is often contrasted with the non-linear, reiterative forms of management used to address wicked problems. Linear management can be applied … Continue reading

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