Hurting your back really changes how you see the world, including the boundaries and assumptions of the systems we live in and design. This post looks at how a simple problem led to some complex revelations about systems thinking.
Systems thinking, complexity, and systems science
Health promotion is largely focused on large scale social systems, while counseling psychology looks at the individual. Is there a way to bring these two perspectives together and have both specialized and generalized systems thinking and action models?
Why the case of a simple URL shortener’s demise and resurrection might have consequences for how we understand self-organization and community development
We can learn a lot from the Ansari X-Prize for space that can be applied to the woeful problems of eHealth.
The decision to order a drink is simple — with very complex potential outcomes when you look at the bigger picture
Food is one of my great passions. It’s nice to have one that just happens to overlap with a basic need for survival and is a topic that is perhaps the single most powerful lever for social change in the world. We all have to eat and when we can’t eat, or consume enough, or …
Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.
Focusing on nutrients in the organic-health debate is missing the point on the benefits to the environment and social determinants of health of organics.
Do important things with our lives: how can systems dynamics help?