Episode 054 Reversing Complex Problems for Global Security


Episode 54

Reversing Complex Problems for Global Security

May 4, 2017

Why are all our biggest global problems caused by reductionist thinking habits? How does the environment and sustainability influence global security? In this episode, Angie interviews global security thought leader, keynote speaker, and founder and CEO of BlindSpot Think TankJames Greyson. James discusses his unique approach to solving intractable problems, which he calls “blindspotting”. He also shares the details of his research paper for NATO titled Seven Policy Switches for Global Security.


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

"Climate change is a perfect example of a global problem that we failed to solve by staying stuck in various kinds of default answers that either avoid the complexity of the problem or they avoid managing the complexity that causes the problems." - James Greyson

"I think global security could be an ideal way to describe an overall goal for complex, interlocked, global problems because you've got so many problems which you can lose track of individually if you just start making a list, to actually see the problems as a whole set then it can help to have an overall goal." - James Greyson

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