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Episode 031 Understanding Complexity in Context, A Reflection Episode

In this throwback episode, Haley shares some clips from past guests: Diego EspinosaTK ColemanGloria Burgess, and Jason Dykstra. The interview clips we share are responses to these questions: what is a self organizing system, how did you become interested in systems thinking, and why does understanding complexity matter?


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

“I grew up in a complex system.” - Gloria Burgess

“A self organizing system is basically a system in which order emerges from the different pieces following simple rules and interacting with each other.. and that order is kind of magical.” - Diego Espinosa

“Understanding context and what systems theory has to say can shine light on apparent discrepancies.” - TK Coleman

“Understanding how we can approach complexity is so useful in our everyday life...complexity is all around us...it’s a great opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our role within the world.”- Jason Dykstra

Resources from this episode:

General Systems Theory: Beginning with Wholes

The Answer Is Under Your Foot. How Ants Solve Inequality 

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Episode 023 Throwback to 2015

In this episode, Angie and Haley reflect upon the Human Current’s journey of curiosity, learning, and exploration in 2015. They listen to a few clips and highlights from some past guests including: Michele Battle-Fisher, Jason DykstraIsaac Morehouse, and Bonnie Caver. The complexity team compiled this episode to further explore and validate the theory that a complexity or systems thinking lens can be used in all aspects of life.


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

"We started this podcast as a passion project based on our mentor, Douglas Drane's idea of getting the concept of complexity and systems thinking out to the world." - Angie Cross

"We have interviewed some great minds from fields of study like Healthcare Policy, Education, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Economics, and Emergency Planning." - Angie Cross and Haley Campbell

“Whether we look at team dynamics, the evolution of strategies, or the behavior of markets–the pattern of local interactions, emergence, and feedback is apparent.” -Martin Reeves, Simon Levin, and Daichi Ueda

 

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Episode 015 Why Complexity? A Thursday Throwback Reflection

What is complexity? And what does it have to do with work? In this quarterly reflection, Angie and Stacy have a casual conversation to look back at what they've learned and discovered


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

“The only useful model is the one you can draw on the back of a napkin from memory” - Dave Snowden

"We can introduce loose frameworks and processes that enable people to be more adaptive" - Stacy Hale

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