Guiding the Evolution of Social Systems | by Joe Maker Medium

We have to learn to see hidden patterns of cultural change.

It’s presently impossible to steer the evolution of entire societies. Yet this is just what humanity needs the opportunity to do during these turbulent and harmful occasions. The litany of threats established fact — climatic change, political corruption, conflicts and war, extreme poverty, extremist ideologies, and much more — all intensifying within the waves of exponential change that now dominate the patterns of worldwide change on the planet.

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Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaotic MachinesTheory and Applications

Book Description

For computer scientists, especially individuals within the security field, using chaos continues to be restricted to the computation of the small assortment of famous but unacceptable maps that provide no explanation of why chaos is pertinent within the considered contexts. Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaotic Machines: Theory and Applications shows steps to make finite machines, for example computers, neural systems, and wireless sensor systems, work chaotically as defined inside a rigorous mathematical framework. Considering these machines must interact within the real life, the authors share their research results around the behaviors of discrete dynamical systems as well as their use within information technology.

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Cellular Automata

Cellular Automata (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

First published Mon Mar 26, 2012; substantive revision Tue Aug 22, 2017

Cellular automata (henceforth: CA) are discrete, abstract computational systems that have proved useful both as general models of complexity and as more specific representations of non-linear dynamics in a variety of scientific fields. Firstly, CA are (typically) spatially and temporally discrete: they are composed of a finite or denumerable set of homogenous, simple units, the atoms or cells. At each time unit, the cells instantiate one of a finite set of states. They evolve in parallel at discrete time steps, following state update functions or dynamical transition rules: the update of a cell state obtains by taking into account the states of cells in its local neighborhood (there are, therefore, no actions at a distance). Secondly, CA are abstract: they can be specified in purely mathematical terms and physical structures can implement them. Thirdly, CA are computational systems: they can compute functions and solve algorithmic problems. Despite functioning in a different way from traditional, Turing machine-like devices, CA with suitable rules can emulate a universal Turing machine (see entry), and therefore compute, given Turing’s thesis (see entry on Church-Turing thesis), anything computable.

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“Conceptual Frameworks and Research Models on Resilience in Leadership” by Jesse Ledesma

7-2014

Abstract

The objective of this short article ended up being to discuss conceptual frameworks and research models on resilience theory. The constructs of resilience, a brief history of resilience theory, types of resilience, variables of resilience, career resilience, and business resilience is going to be examined and discussed because they connect with leadership development. The literature shows that there’s an immediate relationship between your stress from the leader’s job and their capability to maintain resilience when confronted with prolonged connection with adversity. This short article discusses resilience theory as it requires leadership development. The idea connected with resilience, including thriving and hardiness, is explored with the fact that resilient leaders are invaluable towards the sustainability of the organization. Additionally, the constructs of resilience and also the good reputation for resilience studies in the area of psychiatry, developmental psychopathy, human development, medicine, epidemiology, and also the social sciences are examined. Survival, recovery, and thriving are concepts connected with resilience and describe happens where you might be during or after facing adversity. The idea of “;thriving” describes an individual’s capability to exceed their original degree of functioning and also to grow and performance despite repeated contact with demanding encounters. The literature suggests numerous variables that characterize resilience and thriving. These variables include positive self-esteem, hardiness, strong coping skills, a feeling of coherence, self-effectiveness, optimism, strong social sources, adaptability, risk-taking, low anxiety about failure, determination, perseverance, along with a high tolerance of uncertainty. They are reviewed in the following paragraphs. The findings in the following paragraphs claim that individuals who develop leaders have to create safe environments to assist emerging and existing leaders thrive as individuals so that as business leaders in resilience to affect productivity and sustainability.

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FacilitatORs | 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting

Meet our FacilitatORs

An invaluable part of every INFORMS Annual Meeting, opportunities to meet, interact and connect with fellow attendees help build professional relationships that last long beyond the actual meeting. This year’s virtual meeting will be no different with unique features enabling ‘face-to-face’ conversation in groups, one-on-one chats, Q&As and more between presenters, attendees, INFORMS staff, employers and more.

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