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Adapting Snowden's Cynefin Framework to Encompass Systemic Organisational Change

This is part of my recent LSE lecture on complexity strategies for change. In this segment I introduce Dave Snowden‘s Cynefin Framework of knowledge management, then adapt it to Gunderson and Holling’s resilience work on the Adaptive Change Cycle. The result is a new framework for strategy making in the context of different kinds of […]

Competitive strategies during industrial and social collapse, LSE lecture Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I gave the second talk in a series of talks looking at the underlying evidence, mechanisms and meaning of collapse and phase transitions in complex systems and what this means for management. The first talk (slides and video here) focused heavily on the underlying science of collapse and non-linear transitions. […]

Collapse Dynamics: Phase Transitions in Complex Social Systems

Here are the original slides and video from my first lecture at the LSE complexity programme, exploring the underlying mechanisms of phase transition and non-linear change in social systems. This talk focused heavily on the underlying mechanisms of collapse and non-linear transitions.  The evidence suggests that systems become vulnerable to phase transition (i.e., collapse) when […]

New blog up and running

A massive thanks to good friend Vinay Gupta, who helped me port my old, clunky MIT site onto his servers for a much more dynamic, juicy news experience. Thanks Vinay!