Nothing is completely irrelevant LO5879

Michael McMaster (
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 08:41:56 +0000

Replying to LO5848 --

Andrew, I don't know about "having enough brain power". My objection
to systems dynamics as I've seen its attempted introduction into a
corporate environment is that it requires too much detail to be dealt
with. Sort of a demand for the brain power I read into your

My (somewhat realised) hopes for complexity is that it provides ways
of understanding things that does not require any great brain power.
It is dependent on patterns and simplification. Complexity, as I
understand it, is about making things simpler through patterns (or,
as some like to say, compression).

My approach is to develop the centres that make patterns. That is,
simply to essential elements but keep the rich interplay free rather
than analysed. The second part is to make sense "at the edges" in
detail and in relation to a centre or core.

Michael McMaster


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