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DSM Self-organization

Ashby and Self-Organization

Ashby had a very peculiar relationship with self organizing systems. In his seminal paper “Principles of the self-organizing system” (pgs. 115-117) he writes this: The reason for such a statement is given in another paragraph: So, according to Ashby, a system (machine) can “self” organize (change state or function) only by some external control parameter. […]

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Complexity Self-organization

Managing Crises with Cynefin

A Short Review of a Paper I had recently the opportunity to read an interesting document Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework. The document was created by Dave Snowden and Alessandro Rancati for the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the EU Science Hub, […]