Almost everybody is talking about how complex everything has gotten in business and life.
What are you doing about it?
There is lots advice out there. Much of it is misleading or simply wrong.
On the other hand, talented individuals and teams, in coming up with strategies to solve problems in their fields, have unexpectedly created ways to deal with complexity.
For example, the Silicon Valley start-up strategy of “Fail fast, fail often.” It was created to deal with the need for rapid development cycles and scarce resources in a changing market. This strategy also addresses the uncertainty and volatility of complexity by making many small ‘bets’ on the future or ‘experiments’ if you are scientifically-minded.
As it turns out, it has obvious applications in other fields.
There are a wide variety of examples around us if you know where to look.
In the upcoming meeting of the Complexity Network Chicago on Dec 21 at Willis Tower, together with Charles W. Faulkner, my co-founder, we will look at advice and activities across the spectrum of fields from self-help, software developer to scientific discoveries, pointing out successful strategies for dealing with complexity that is hiding in plain sight.
In the spirit of this holiday season, we will offer those present presents: Personal and professional applications to complexity. How small acts can make a big difference.
Let’s exchange the gifts of our insights into complexity with each other and make our wishes for 2018 realities.
If you are in Chicago, please join us for another lively conversation. Space is limited. Reserve your seat now. Must pre-register for the building security. ComplexityNetworkChicago.Eventbrite.com