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Problem Solving Desperately Needs Systems Thinking

 

If we want to overcome the systemic issues behind today's problems, then we need to change the thinking that led to them to begin with. The status quo of how we are taught to think is linear and often reductionsist. We learn to break the world down into manageable chunks and see issues in isolation of their systemic roots. Education must play a vital role in teaching the next generation how to see problems from within a systems and design framework. Click here to read the full article.  

Paul Raskin: After The Pandemic, Which Future?

 

Paul Raskin's latest forum - After the Pandemic:  Which Future? global thinkers share their insights on the long-term implications of Covid-19. Paul Raskin is the founding President of the  Tellus Institute, which has conducted over 3,500 research and policy projects throughout the world on environmental issues, resource planning, scenario analysis , and sustainable development . His research and writing has centered on formulating and analyzing alternative global and regional scenarios, and the requirements for a transition to a sustainable, just, and livable future, called the  Great Transition

Click here to go to his latest forum "After the Pandemic - Which Future?".

The Generalist: An Alternative to Specialization

 

Many of us have been told that deep expertise will lead to enhanced credibility, rapid job advancement, and escalating incomes. The alternative of being broad-minded is usually dismissed as dabbling without really adding value.  But the future may be very different: Breadth of perspective and the ability to connect the proverbial dots (the domain of generalists) is likely to be as important as depth of expertise and the ability to generate dots (the domain of specialists). Thus enters "the Expert Generalist".

Click here to read the full article, posted on June 12, 2020