The you decide to follow is going to vary by the situation you find yourself in. Three possible situations are , , and . In uncertainty, the strategy is i.e., soft systems, action research, and post-modernism. For risk the strategy is contingency, which includes stochastic modeling, non-linear dynamics, and master equations. Lastly, for certainty the strategy is operations. Here the focus is on self-organization and criticality (Maguire et al., 2006).

I have no idea what a master equation(s) is! Or maybe I need a coffee

@sgul I feel like this can be adapted to other situations as well. This requires some thought.

@ambulocetus Most definitely! we do use complexity quite often in our daily lives even. Things like sense-making, sense-giving, story-telling etc. are all ways that we as people use to make sense of our world and our place in it.

@sgul Your toot reminded me of a quote from my favorite Intuition Pump, Sun Tzu's Art Of War-
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

@ambulocetus Nice one! I like it. Thanks for sharing this with me.

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