Managing Complexity

In our more and more complicated world, we are looking for tools to help us identifying the right interventions.

A few decades ago Peter Senge introduced systems thinking. Moving away from simple cause-effect analysis, he inspired us with his thinking in reinforcing and balancing loops in a complex system. Eric Berlow shows perfectly how to use systems diagrams for identifying the key interventions in order to make a change.

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn’t feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.

TED Senior Fellow Eric Berlow studies ecology and networks, exposing the interconnectedness of our ecosystems with climate change, government, corporations and more.