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Nothing is Permanent / Everything Can Change

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Nothing is Permanent / Everything Can Change

Network mapping can show the relationship of things to things, things to events, ideas to actions. If nothing ever changed and you plotted your life on a timescale, it would be a flat line. Lack of diversity makes life flat--lacking dimension, the opposite of dynamic.

If you looked at a line directly from its end, all you would see is a point. If you were lucky. Again: depending on your vantage point you can turn a straight line into a single point using perception alone....

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When is Too Much Order a Bad Thing?

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When is Too Much Order a Bad Thing?

How much can stock can we put in certainty? What causes financial panics? Most people blame politics, bad statistics or greed. Turns out it's more complex than that--but not all that complicated...

 

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Man, Market, Movement: Why the Universe Hates Stagnation

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Man, Market, Movement: Why the Universe Hates Stagnation

The universe abhors too much sameness. When you sense that parts of you or your efforts are stagnant, or, not synthesizing new experiences into your character or your work, do you notice those subtle feelings of self-loathing? It happens the same way in any network: a culture, a household, a team, a country. Individuals turn against their own identity structures. Cancers form. Relationships become a battle of projections. Societies polarize. Either way the eventual result is change. 

Proximity creates pressure. So when the pathways of a network are limited, pressure builds up and diversity, essential for a complex system's survival, disappears. Movement is limited. Tension increases....

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