Category Archives: Complex Adaptive Systems

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 »