Human Current 

The complexity podcast 

Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world & our work. Drawing inspiration from science, business and everyday life, we explore how understanding complex systems can help us make sense of the world, especially our human systems.


Episode Show Notes


 
 
  November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018

Episode 115

The Network Science of Success

In this episode, Haley talks with Albert-László Barabási. Barabasi is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research. He is also a renowned author of several books including his newly released book, The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success, which he discusses in-depth during his interview. Barabási shares key takeaways and important lessons from his new book and research on the science of success. He also gives us…

  November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018

Episode 114

Your Vote Brings Democratic Stability

In this episode, Haley talks with Yaneer Bar-Yam, President of the New England Complex Systems Institute, and Alexander Siegenfeld, a PhD physics student at MIT, about their collaborative research paper entitled: Negative Representation and Instability in Democratic Elections. They each discuss why the current political climate in the U.S. is so polarized and unstable and explore how low voter turnout leads to negative representation and further instability. Describing insights from their research, they share the importance of increasing voter turnout and…

  November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

Episode 113

Connecting with Complexity Thinkers

In this episode, Angie and Haley share their final four interviews recorded at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. These interviews include: Brad Glisson, co-founder of Thoughtblox; Liz Johnson, Managing Editor for the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems; Vinesh Raja, Bioinformatician and Software Engineer; Rhys Lindmark, podcaster and Head of Community and Long-Term Societal Impact at MIT Media Lab. Each of their personal stories help weave together some of the shared values, ideas, and…

  October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

Episode 112

Gaia Theory, Holistic Science & Deep Ecology

In this episode, Angie talks with Dr. Stephan Harding who is an ecologist, author and senior lecturer and founding member of Schumacher College. Dr. Harding discusses his passion for the Earth and why he believes so deeply in helping others feel more connected to our planet. He describes his role with Schumacher College and how the school offers unique learning experiences to help students connect with and learn from nature. Dr. Harding shares details about his Holistic Science course, which integrates complexity theory, Gaia theory and deep ecology. He also explores…

  October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

Episode 111

Stories & Insights from the Complexity Community

In this episode, Angie and Haley share four interviews recorded at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. These interviews include: Javier Borondo, CTO of AGrowingData and Research Scientist; Rosa Benito, Physics Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Victor Dossetti, Professor at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla; Roozbeh Daneshvar, Blockchain Software Engineer at IBM. Each of their stories highlight possible applications and opportunities in the field of complex system science.  (Episode cover image by JK Rofling.)

  October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018

Episode 110

A Holistic Perspective of Evolution

In this episode, Haley interviews theoretical biologist and author, Josh Mitteldorf, at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Mitteldorf talks about the evolutionary process, including gene sharing, cooperation, and natural selection. He also shares what inspired his book, Cracking the Aging Code, and why biology needs holism.

  October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

Episode 109

The Social Pursuit of Order

In this episode, Angie talks with Loren Demerath at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Dr. Demerath is an author, researcher, theorist of social complexity and Professor of Sociology at the Centenary College of Louisiana. He discusses the fundamental nature of complex systems and how he applies concepts of complexity science to his research on culture, social interaction, and the emergence of order.

  October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018

Episode 108

An Exploration of Social Minds

In this episode, Haley talks with Simon DeDeo at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. DeDeo is an Assistant Professor in Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He talks about his current research, which explores extreme creative people and events throughout history in order to learn where new ideas come from and what people do when they get them. Describing his research as “an alternate account of what it means to be human”, DeDeo explains…

  September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

Episode 107

Stories from Network Science PhDs

In this episode, Angie talks with network science researchers, Brennan Klein and Sarah Shugars, at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Both Klein and Shugars are network science PhD students at Northeastern University, but they share very different stories for why they decided to study network science and how they plan to approach and apply their research. (The image for this episode cover ©JK Rofling)

  September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018

Episode 106

Networks & Interdisciplinary Research

In this episode, Haley interviews Jose Mateos, at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Mateos is a physicist and network researcher at the National University of Mexico. He is also on the Steering Committee for the Complex Systems Society, an international scientific community which organizes the annual Conference on Complex Systems (taking place this year from September 23-28 in Thessaloniki, Greece). Mateos talks with Haley about…

  September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

Episode 105

Modeling & Forecasting Infectious Diseases

In this episode, Angie talks with Irene Bosch and Elena Naumova at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Irene Bosch is a research scientist at MIT who works with Tropical diseases and viruses like Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya. Bosch discusses the lack of research and understanding around how diseases are diagnosed and spread. She also talks about the potential benefits of interdisciplinary collaborations in forecasting epidemics and bringing solutions for diagnostics. Bosch’s work colleague, Elena Naumova, a Mathematician and…

  September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018

Episode 104

Systems-Based Precision Medicine

In this episode, Haley talks with Dr. Daniel Stickler at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Dr. Stickler is a physician, author, speaker and the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of The Apeiron Center for Human Potential. During his interview, Dr Stickler explains Apeiron’s systems-based model which focuses on human systems, homeostatic balance and optimization. He also discusses how and why lifestyle decisions are the key to creating an optimized life.

  September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018

Episode 103

Evolutionary Theory & Behavioral Science

In this episode, Haley talks with Gad Saad at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Gad Saad is a Marketing Professor and evolutionary behavioral scientist, he is also author of The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature, which explores how evolutionary forces influence our daily lives as consumers. During his interview, Saad shares how elements of complexity theory apply to his research as a behavioral scientist. He also describes... 

  August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018

Episode 102

Probability & Adaptation

In this episode, Haley and Angie introduce a special conversation between Gad Saad and Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS). Gad Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist and Marketing professor at Concordia University and Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a best-selling author, probability researcher and former trader. During their quick and informal conversation, Gad and Nassim share details from their joint presentation at ICCS and share some friendly remarks about each other’s research.    

  August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018

Episode 101

A Journey of Computational Complexity

In this episode, Haley interviews Stephen Wolfram at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Wolfram talks with Haley about his professional journey and reflects on almost four decades of history, from his first introduction to the field of complexity science to the 30 year anniversary of Mathematica. He shares his hopes for the evolution of complexity science as a... 

  August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018

Episode 100

Cheers to 100 Episodes & ICCS

It’s the 100th episode of the Human Current podcast! In this celebratory episode, Angie and Haley make a cheers to all the wonderful people who have supported the podcast’s mission. They also reminisce about their experience at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) and share two interviews from the event. The first interview they share is with Dr. Emma Towlson who is a Physics Professor at Northeastern University and a researcher in the Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), with interests in the emerging field of Network Neuroscience. The second interview is with Richard Cooper, Ph.D, who is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University.

  August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018

Episode 99

Mitigating Risk in Biotechnology

In this episode, Haley interviews George Church, who is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Science and Technology at MIT, as well as a co-author of 480 papers, 130 patent publications & the book Regenesis. Church talks with Haley at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about his presentation on the evolution of modern biotechnology and the implications of existential risk within this field. He also talks about...

  August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018

Episode 98

School Reform with Complexity Theory

In this episode, Haley interviews Boston College Professor Patrick McQuillan. McQuillan talks with Haley at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about his current work and expertise in education reform and urban school leadership. He shares why it is so important for school leaders to decentralize control and work toward a unified school culture. Professor McQuillan also describes... 

  August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018

Episode 97

Applied Mathematics & the Evolution of Music

In this episode, Haley interviews Natalia Komarova, Chancellor's Professor of the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Komarova talks with Haley at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about her presentation, which explored using applied mathematics to study the spread of mutants, as well as the evolution of popular music.

  August 1, 2018

August 1, 2018

Episode 96

Macroeconomics & Financial Crises

In this episode, Haley interviews the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy SchoolCarmen Reinhart. Reinhart talks with Haley at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about financial fragility and economic booms and busts. She also explains the profound complexity of financial crises describing them as... 

  July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

Episode 95

Answering Hard Questions

In this episode, Angie interviews the Head of Strategy at BasecampRyan Singer. Singer talks with Angie at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about design strategy, nonlinear dynamics, interdisciplinary work, and his personal journey of discovering complexity science and NECSI.

  July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

Episode 94

A Complex Systems Approach to Countering Mind Control

In this episode, Haley interviews author, mental health counselor, change agent, and Founding Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource CenterSteven Hassan. Hassan talks with Haley at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems about cults and mind control as “a systematic social influence process”. He also describes how a complex systems model can...

  July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

Episode 93

From Venezuela to a Science of Collapse

In this episode, Haley interviews Ricardo Hausmann at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Hausmann is Professor of Economic Development at Harvard's Kennedy School and Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University. He talks with Haley about the scale of the current economic collapse in Venezuela, systemic resilience, and the invisible hand.   

  July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018

Episode 92

ICCS 2018

In this episode, Haley interviews the President of the New England Complex Systems Institute, Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam, at the opening day of the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. Bar-Yam talks about the diversity of people presenting and attending the conference and why the event is so important for the complexity science community and the world.

  July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018

Episode 91

Localism & the Economics of Happiness

In this episode, Haley interviews author, filmmaker and founder of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena discusses the harmful consequences of economic globalization, and advocates for localism as a systemic path to...  

  July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

Episode 90

Reclaiming Leadership for the Human Spirit

In this episode, Angie interviews best-selling author, speaker, teacher and formal leader, Margaret Wheatley. Meg talks in detail about her new book, Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality | Claiming Leadership | Restoring Sanity, and reveals why she is so driven by her “unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community”. She also describes how leaders can experiment with complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand the role of emergence, reductionist thinking, and interconnectedness in their work. Meg offers... 

  June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

Episode 89

Nonlinear Systems & Technology with Complexity Labs

In this episode, Haley talks with the founder of Complexity Labs, Joss Colchester. Joss explains why he created Complexity Labs, which is the most extensive online resource on complex systems, as well as what he hopes to achieve with his platform. He describes one of his courses, “Blockchain Introduction”, and shares how this complex, emerging technology will influence...

  June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

Episode 88

The Science & Philosophy of Complexity 

In this episode, Haley interviews research professor and leader of the Self-Organizing Systems Lab at UNAMCarlos Gershenson. Gershenson discusses findings from his book, Complexity: 5 Questions, which is comprised of “interview style contributions by leading figures in the field of complexity”. He also shares...

 
  May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

Episode 87

Holistic Science

In this episode, Angie talks with academic and management consultant and co-author of Embracing Complexity, Jean Boulton. Boulton shares her excitement about the only MSc Holistic Science programme in world, which is offered at Schumacher College where she will be a tutor and lecturer this Fall. She explains how chaos, complexity and Gaia theories are... 

  May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Episode 86

The Conscious Evolution of Leadership

In this episode, Angie interviews author, public speaker and co-founder and CEO of Wisdom Works, Renee Moorefield. Moorefield discusses her passion for systems thinking and how she uses this way of seeing the world to help others thrive as living systems and leaders in the world. She explores how to nurture our innate capacity to thrive through self-awareness and holistic thinking practices. She also shares... 

  May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Episode 85

How Networks Learn

In this episode, Haley talks with physicist, complexity scientist, and MIT professor, Cesar Hidalgo. Hidalgo discusses his interest in the physics of networks and complex system science and shares why he believes these fields are so important. He talks about his book, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies, which takes a scientific look at global economic complexity. Hidalgo also shares... 

  May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Episode 84

Recapping WorkHuman

In this episode, Angie and Haley recap the WorkHuman Conference and share live interviews from the event. They share Haley’s interview with Jennifer Fondrevey, a Chief Humanity Officer who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and seeks to make a difference by rediscovering the humanity in business. They also share...

  April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Episode 83

Relationship Building & System Innovation

In this episode, Angie talks with entrepreneur, public speaker, and systems thinker Amber Christian. Christian discusses how to build strong business relationships through personalization, technology, journey mapping, and transparent processes. She also shares... 

  April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Episode 82

The Complexity & Chaos of Creativity

How does chaos influence creativity? In this episode, Haley interviews designer, educator and author, Jon Kolko. Kolko shares details from his new book Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking into Your Company. During his interview, he explains how elements of complex systems science, including emergence, constraints, feedback and framing, influence the creative process. He also... 

  April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

Episode 81

The Science, History & Implications of Real Magic

What is “real” magic? How is magic tied to consciousness? How will magic play a role in the future of science? In this episode, Angie interviews author and Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin. Radin discusses his scientific research on mind-matter interaction, consciousness, psychic phenomenon and esoteric magic. He also shares details from his new book, Real Magic, including... 

  April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

Episode 80

Bring Your Human to Work

In this episode, we share a live interview from the WorkHuman Conference with Erica Keswin, Founder of the Spaghetti Project and author of the forthcoming book, Bring Your Human to Work. Erica is passionate about the science and stories of connection at work because as she mentions, “left to our own devices, we are not connecting”. In this episode, she talks with Angie about...

  March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Episode 79

The Integration of Human & Artificial Intelligence

In this episode, Angie interviews Assistant Professor at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and Visiting Scientist and the MIT Media Lab, Alfredo Morales. During his interview, he shares details from the AI and Beyond Program at NECSI, a five day certificate program where he presented alongside, Stephen Wolfram, Iyad Rahwan, and Yaneer Bar-Yam. He also discusses... 

  March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Episode 78

Loving AIs

Why is it important for AIs to experience unconditional love?Can robots teach you to love? In this episode, Haley interviews author, systems thinker, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Julia Mossbridge. Dr. Mossbridge is also the Principal Investigator and Team Lead for the Developing LOVing INtelligent General AIs or LOVING AIs project. During her interview, Dr. Mossbridge discusses the LOVING AIs project. She also shares why she believes it’s so important for AIs to experience unconditional love.

  March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

Episode 77

Exploring Artificial Intelligence with Melanie Mitchell 

In this episode, Haley interviews leading Complex Systems Scientist, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Melanie Mitchell. Professor Mitchell answers many profound questions about the field of artificial intelligence and gives specific examples of... 

 

 

  March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Episode 76

The WorkHuman Movement

In this episode, Angie interviews WorkHuman Radio Host and Social Marketing Manager at Globoforce, Mike Wood. Globoforce is a social recognition software company which is pioneering the WorkHuman movement, a movement “to galvanize leaders worldwide to harness... 

  February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

Episode 75

Embracing Complexity An Interview with Jean Boulton

In this episode, Angie interviews author of Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence, Jean Boulton, who is also an academic and management consultant, specializing in complexity theory. Boulton talks with us about many different concepts including: how complexity thinking compares to systems thinking, change management... 

  February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Episode 74

The Systems Worldview of Human History

In this episode, Angie interviews author and integrator, Jeremy Lent. Lent integrates systems biology, complexity science and neuroscience with ancient wisdom traditions to explore how different cultures throughout human history have created meaning...

  January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018

Episode 73

Coherence & the Heart's Intuitive Guidance

In this episode, Haley talks with scientist, psychophysiologist, and the Executive Vice President and Director of Research at HeartMath Institute, Dr. Rollin McCraty. Dr. McCraty shares stories and examples from scientific research about the complex nature of heart coherence, intuition, and consciousness. He also talks about...

  January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

Episode 72

Feeling Complexity with Radical Wholeness

In this episode, Haley interviews author and developer of TEPP (The Embodied Present Process) Philip Shepherd. Philip explains how Western culture has led us to believe the story of separation and isolation and he urges us to learn how to feel and...

  December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017

Episode 71

Throwback to 2017

In this episode, Haley and Angie reflect on all the topics they have discussed with guests in 2017 and share exciting news about future guests in 2018 (including interviews with Melanie Mitchell from the Santa Fe Institute and Jean Boulton co-author of Embracing Complexity). They also share their full length interview conducted earlier this year with Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam...

  November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

Episode 70

Living from the Inside Out

In this episode, Haley interviews journalist and host of the Happy Melly podcast, Sam Mednick. Sam talks about the importance of emotional intelligence and shares her philosophy on...

  November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

Episode 69

Designing Meaningful Work in Complex Times

In this episode, Haley interviews complexity thinker and founder of NOBL Collective, Bud Caddell. Bud explains how NOBL designs human-driven systems which enable teams to...

  November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Episode 68

Managing for Happiness with Complex System Science

In this episode, Angie interviews author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Jurgen Appelo.Jurgen has been named the “Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Top 50 Management Expert” by Inc.com and he has become a key influencer in...

  October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Episode 67

The Path to Economic Growth According to Complexity Science

In this episode, Angie interview's complexity scientist, professor, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Yaneer Bar-Yam. Professor Bar-Yam shares the details of new research out of NECSI entitled, Preliminary Steps Toward a Universal Economic Dynamics for Monetary and Fiscal Policy...

  October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Episode 66

Conference on Complex Systems 2017

In this episode, Haley interviews Dr. Carlos Gershenson who is a research professor, Editor-in-Chief of Complexity Digest, and a Co-Chair member of the Conference on Complex Systems. Dr. Gershenson discusses this year's conference and... 

  October 5, 2017

October 5, 2017

Episode 65

Hardwiring Happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson

In this episode, Angie interviews best-selling author, psychologist, and human potential expert Dr. Rick Hanson, who explains how understanding evolutionary neuropsychology and using daily meditative practice can help us feel... 

  September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017

Episode 64

Our Evolving & Complex Human Brain with Dr. Rick Hanson

In this episode, Angie interviews psychologist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Rick Hanson. Dr. Hanson eloquently describes how the human brain has evolved as a complex system and he shares... 

  September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

Episode 63

A Philosophical Look at the Mind

In this episode, Haley talks with neurologist and author, Dr. Robert Burton about the most complexly organized form of matter in the known universe, the human brain. More specifically, Dr. Burton talks about the...

  August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

Episode 62

Mysteries of the Extended Mind with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake

In this episode, we share our last interview from the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) conference with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. Dr. Sheldrake is an English author and researcher in the field of parapsychology. He talks with Haley about...

  August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Episode 61

Finding Purpose through Connection

In this episode, Angie and Haley share more interviews from the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) Conference, The Science of What Connects Us. They talk with one of their past guests, Laurie Marshall about how noetic science is... 

  August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

Episode 60

Exploring the Science of What Connect Us

In this episode of the HumanCurrent, Angie and Haley talk about their experience at IONS (The Institute of Noetic Sciences) 17th International Conference The Science of What Connects Us and share their interview with Dr. Cassandra Vieten, the President of IONS. Dr. Vieten explains...

  July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

Episode 59

A Closer Look at the Female Brain

In this episode, Angie interviews best-selling author, neuropsychiatrist, and founder of the Women’s and Teen Girls’ Mood and Hormone clinic, Dr. Louann Brizendine. Dr. Brizendine talks with us about the complexity of The Female Brain, which is the title of one of her best-selling books. She also shares... 

  July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

Episode 58

Unlearn Toxic Habit & Retain Your Brain

How much does our environment and our biology affect our behavior? How can understanding our biofeedback empower us to live well? In this episode, Haley interviews Eileen McDonald who is an inventor, speaker, and a cofounder and Chief Coaching Officer of the Axeos Performance Institute. Eileen discusses...

  June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

Episode 57

A Curious Conversation on the Brain & Body

In this episode, Angie informally interviews her fellow co-host, Haley Campbell-Gross, to discuss what she has learned from recent interviews, as well as what she has discovered while researching the complexity of the human brain. Angie and Haley also share...

  June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

Episode 56

The Science of How Nature Affects Our Brain

Can living in cities rather than rural settings differentially activate our amygdala? In this episode, Haley interviews science journalist, author, and podcast host Florence Williams to discuss how our environment influences our health and wellbeing. She shares research and...

  May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Episode 55

Unintended Consequences with Complexity Scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam

Haley interviews professor, complexity scientist, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)Yaneer Bar-Yam, to discuss the nature of global complex problems. Yaneer shares how quickly unintended consequences can ripple throughout our global systems. More specifically, he discusses... 

  May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

Episode 54

Reversing Complex Problems for Global Security

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... 

  April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Episode 53

Becoming Environmentally Conscious in a Complex World

In the spirit of Earth Day approaching, Angie and Haley discuss the importance of being environmentally consciousness. They also share clips from past guests, Laurie MarshallChris Ling, and James Greyson, who responded to a quote by environmental activist, Annie Leonard. Her quote states... 

  April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

Episode 52

Developing Innovative Ecological Systems

In this episode, Angie interviews the Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads UniversityProfessor Chris Ling. Chris shares his experiences with sustainable community planning throughout his career, including some fascinating research he conducted on the scalability of farmer’s markets. Chris explains... 

  March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

Episode 51

Learning from Nature

In this episode, Haley interviews author, public speaker, and education transformer, Laurie Marshall. Laurie discusses her passion for empowering youth through creative collaboration and introduces her new book, Beating the Odds Now, which she describes as... 

  March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

Episode 50

Complexity Science is Everyone's Science

In this episode, Haley interviews professor, complexity scientist, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems InstituteYaneer Bar-Yam. Yaneer talks about how we can understand complex systems science by applying it across all of the systems we interact with in our society today. He also explains the importance of...

  February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017

Episode 49

Using Data & Design to Empower Team

In this episode, Angie interviews innovator, silicon valley veteran, and VP of Marketing at iCharts, Rico Andrade. Rico discusses the importance of a leader’s role in empowering teams and creating the right environment and conditions for them to interact and make real-time decisions. He also explains... 

  February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Episode 48

The Intersection of Diversity, Innovation & Performance

In this episode, Haley interviews Paolo Gaudiano, an entrepreneur, teacher and visionary who applies complexity science and thinking to all aspects of his work and life. He is the President and Chief Technology Officer at Icosystem, which is an inspirational organization that... 

  January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017

Episode 47

Visionary Leadership in A Complex World

In this episode, Angie interviews consultant, blogger, and systems thinker, Scott Jancy. Reflecting on his background in architecture, Scott discusses why he believes design and leadership are synonymous. He explains... 

  January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Episode 46

Welcoming 2017: A Sneak Peek of Our Series on Leadership

In this episode, Angie and Haley welcome the new year and get excited about their upcoming series on the complexity of leadership. They also introduce upcoming guests, Scott Jancy and Paolo Gaudiano, and share...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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