LO & the New Sciences LO5574

Mon, 12 Feb 1996 22:50:09 -0800

Replying to LO5557 --

Kevin wrote...
> Another book whose theory has *direct* applicability is Stuart Kauffman's
> "At Home in the Universe". His research on Boolean networks is applicable
> to org design, and his work on "rugged landscapes" is applicable to
> problem solving and innovation

What I found especially fascinating in this book was Kauffman's work with
'patches' and how they mimic the behavior within and among work groups in
organizations. Kauffman's experiments/simulations do not mimic real
organizational complexity but they provide some great insights and are a
great place to start for further exploration. Great for old paradigm
busting. A must read for any Meg Wheatley fan!

Valdis Krebs
Krebs & Associates
Los Angeles, CA


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