Archive for November, 2011

Date: November 22nd, 2011
Cate: Uncategorized

On leadership.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them to tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Date: November 2nd, 2011
Cate: Risk & Stability, Systems

Complexity from first principals

Stuart Kauffman is one of the Founders of the Santa Fe Institute.  In this video he explains why complex adaptive systems are unpredictable from a Newtonian and Darwinian perspective. From an economic perspective he indicates why equilibrium which fell out of simple Newtonian mechanic views is limiting and wrong.  The challenges posed by Kauffman are best understood using a logic of adaptive ecology.

Great video and highly entertaining ht:Paul Kedrosky. The phase space of nature is open ended which means we are part of unknown and mysterious unfolding. Enjoy the ride.

NECSI & MIT/ESD Seminar: Stuart Kauffman on “The End of a Physics Worldview: Heraclitus and the Watershed of Life” from NECSI on Vimeo.

My upcoming book will use some metaphors from ecology and adaptive systems to explain the basics of applied value investing. If anyone has special requests or areas of interest they would like to see in the book, put them in now.