Complex Systems & Strategic Foresight

This week I’m taking an intensive course at the University of Houston in Strategic Foresight with Dr. Peter Bishop, Dr. Andy Hines, and other guest lecturers, along with possibly the smartest group of people I’ve ever interacted with from all over the world.

Just a few of the many topics in the whirlwind of ideas: strategic planning, systems thinking, complexity science, game theory, change management, disruptive innovation, economic systems, political theory, etc. My brain hurts!

The mantra here: “A system’s behavior is a function of it’s structure.” And today’s sticky quote, which I’ve heard before but processing in new ways: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets” (Paul Batalden). Good stuff!

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