Is it Complicated or Complex?

Sonja Blignaut asked: “How would you explain to an average person (CEO, teacher, housewife, parent) how to identify that they are in complexity or facing a complex problem? I.e. how do you know something is complex? Without using any of the technical terms or jargon.”

Rick Nason responded:

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Martin Weigel on Visionaries, Prophets, Complexity, and Uncertainty

Martin Weigel wrote an article titled Visionaries, Prophets, And Heroes: Facing the future Without Them (October 4, 2021).

The article cites Phil Rosenzweig, author of The Halo Effect and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers, Howard Marks, author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor, Andy Nair, author of Go Luck Yourself: 40 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Brand’s Favour, and many others.

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The Rise Of Complexity

Joss Colchester wrote an article titled The Rise Of Complexity.

« The reductionist approach has both its achievements and failures, out of it we have created a sophisticated and powerful body of knowledge that is one of humanities greatest achievements. But also by breaking things down and focusing on the parts it systematically de-promotes the relations between these parts and the different levels of organization that can emerge out of them. » Continue reading “The Rise Of Complexity”