March 22–23, 2018
Locations: Salesforce West & The Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.
This Applied Complexity Short Course was generously sponsored in part by GV
One of the things cities have that companies don’t is diversity … squeezing out the creative aspect, in the end, leads to extreme vulnerability.
Diversity is one of the most effective strategies for confronting complexity. From the near-demise of Xerox to NASA’s Challenger disaster, examples abound where conformity — the failure to cultivate a range of perspectives — has brought about fragility or organizational collapse.
In an accessible two-day executive education course, scientists from the leading institute for complexity science sought to teach participants about diversity, complexity, and decision-making with a special focus on how teams can harness diversity to increase their profits. The course focused on providing participants with an understanding of how diversity arises in a variety of complex systems, and how it can be applied in an organizational setting to tame uncertainty and boost innovation.
Engineering Software Diversity
Diversity and Complexity in Ecological Systems
Dynamics of Group Diversity
Complexity, Regularity, Diversity and Scale
Diversity That Makes Us Creative and Innovative
Algorithms, Diversity, and Bias
Diversity: The Design Principle for an Unknown Future
The Role of Diversity in Information Aggregation & Collective Computation in Nature and Society
Leveraging Diversity Bonuses
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