Development’s Direction? – Inevitable Cultural Maturity or a Statistical Aberration?

Session Slides:       Development as Statistical Aberration References:            Development as Statistical Aberration References Session Handout:  Development as Statistical Aberration Handout Stephen Jay Gould  – Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin  Deutsch – Constructor Theory… Read more »

Technologists vs. Humanists

Technologists vs. Humanists At the cutting edge of innovation we see a split between the technologists, who envision a future driven by science and technology, and humanists who believe human minds and cultures must fundamentally evolve to cope with the demands of modern technology.  Technology extremists tell us we do… Read more »

Beyond Development to Unique Individuals Growing at Flow

Researchers now know that our current capacities are an individually unique combination of our biology (genes), our social/cultural support system (past and present), lifestyle choices, and our current psychological development.  Fifty years of intense Post-Modern research can’t support the “Blank Slate” concept that nurture is all.  The most accurate view… Read more »

Laws of Physics and 21st Century Management Challenges

Managers often model their businesses using the wrong branch of physics!  We can’t solve the problems of the 21st century with the Newtonian physics that fueled the 18th century industrial revolution.  So what are better mathematical and physical models to use for modern Management Challenges?  The most important lesson business… Read more »

Catastrophic Failure in Close-Coupled Open Systems Avoiding Counterproductive Feedback Loops

Feedback controls: In systems theory, the whole is seldom greater than the sum of the parts.  The global economy, like any open system can rapidly deteriorate if driven by uncontrolled feedback loops.  In theory, federal banks work like your home thermostat – the system becomes too hot, start the A/C… Read more »