This Opinion Piece first appeared in Forbes Magazine – September 21 2014 Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman, Big Society Capital and Chairman of the UK’s Taskforce on Social Impact Investment, and Matt Bannick is Managing Partner, Omidyar Network and Co-Chair, U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing In late August, mobile… Read More »Is Social Impact Investing the Next Venture Capital?
These diagrams are an important way to visualize and understand how a system of different elements is working together. As Donella Meadows wrote in Thinking in Systems,”If you understand the dynamics (behavior over time) of stocks and flows, you understand a good deal about the… Read More »Stock and Flow Diagramming
I’m often asked where people can find information about using systems thinking in schools. You only need to put “Systems Thinking in Education “into your search engine to find a multitude of articles, presentations and opinion pieces. To find out how to use systems thinking in your… Read More »Resources for Systems Thinking
Double loop learning is a learning process that goes beyond surface level goals, techniques, and responses to target the assumptions and values underlying the system. The idea is to enable solutions to problems that are complex and ill-structured. Argyris and Schön, who developed and elaborated… Read More »Double Loop Learning