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Commander’s Intent

No organization is a better example of command and control than the military. It’s a popular notion that is no longer true. Faced with the volatility and uncertainty of 21st century conflict, armies have turned to self-organization to increase their agility on the ground. The all-powerful, all-knowing, top-down military command of the past is now…
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Crisis and Renewal

The Adaptive Cycle in Nature Nature responds to opportunities. Empty ...
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Stone Soup

An Old Folk Tale You likely already know the story ...
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Enterprise Ecology

The Economy as a Living System Earth teems with life. ...
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The Social Operating System

Programming Complex Systems M. C. Escher was famous for his ...
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Visualizing Collaboration

Creating Shared Intentions The Strategy Roadmap is a way of ...
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Intention Deficit Disorder

The Half-Life of Intention We are surrounded by failed intentions ...
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Where Are Your Stories?

Edward Chamberlin described a meeting between government officials and First ...
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How to Be a System Leader

The Challenge Building a business? Planning a community? Tackling a ...
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Creating a Shared Future

The Power of Place Place is alive with unfolding possibilities. ...
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