Tuesday, July 23, 2013

hagel and van andera

The world enters a level of complexity that cannot be addressed anymore by conventional, binary, linear thinking.


There are many ways to think about complexity, but one key dimension is the degree of connection and interaction among participants. Thanks to the forces described above, we are more connected on a global scale than ever before. Not only are there more connections among more people, the speed of interactions has increased significantly, so that even small events in remote areas can propagate quickly, setting off cascades of events that evolve beyond anyone's expectations.