Guest post — Ecosynomic Forum on Large System Change and Sustainability

Guest post by Prof. Dr. Martin Welp, Chair of Socioeconomics and Communication, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Head of the International Master Study Programme Global Change Management, and Christoph Hinske is Vibrancy European Lead Steward and Contributing Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Clarity. The 1st Eberswalde Ecosynomics Forum on April 2, 2015 focused on large system […]

A Transformational Journey within a Corporate Ecosystem

Membrillo Jimenez, A. and A.C. Gonçalves, Transformational Journey within a Corporate “Ecosystem”. 2014, Institute for Strategic Clarity: Amherst, MA. In this case study, Annabel and Ana Claudia describe the experience of taking a group in a global financial services company on a transformational journey to the experience of a higher level of harmonic vibrancy, through the […]

Breaking Down Functional Blinders: A Systemic View of the Organizational Map

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications Ritchie-Dunham, James, and Annabel Membrillo. 1999. Breaking Down Functional Blinders: A Systemic View of the Organizational Map, The Systems Thinker, 10(10). A manager of a capital equipment manufacturer once said, “We never realized how strong our functional blinders were. We get so into our own part of the business, we don’t even realize […]

A Collaborative-Systemic Strategy Addressing the Dynamics of Poverty in Guatemala: Converting Seeming Impossibilities into Strategic Probabilities

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications Ritchie-Dunham, James L. 2008. A Collaborative-Systemic Strategy Addressing the Dynamics of Poverty in Guatemala: Converting Seeming Impossibilities into Strategic Probabilities. In Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy, edited by C. Wankel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. There is a growing realization that business development is the most effective weapon in fighting […]

A Simulation Exercise to Illustrate the Impact of an Enterprise System on a Service Supply Chain

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications Ritchie-Dunham, James L., Douglas J. Morrice, Edward G. Anderson, Jr., and James S. Dyer. 2007. A Simulation Exercise to Illustrate the Impact of an Enterprise System on a Service Supply Chain, INFORMS Transactions on Education, 7(3). In this paper, we present a computer-based simulation exercise designed to help students […]

Reconciling Local and Global Goals: A Systemic View of the Organizational Map

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications Ritchie-Dunham, James, and Annabel Membrillo. 2000. Reconciling Local and Global Goals: A Systemic View of the Organizational Map, The Systems Thinker, 11(2). In the first article in this series (V10N10), we used Jay Forrester’s Market Growth Model as a case study for introducing the Systemic View of the Organizational Map (SVOM) process. […]

Evaluating Epidemic Intervention Strategies with Systems Thinking: A Case Study of Dengue in Mexico

Past-cast Series — Seeing relevance in earlier publications Ritchie-Dunham, James and Jorge Mendez Galvan. 1999. Evaluating Epidemic Intervention Strategies with Systems Thinking: A Case Study of Dengue in Mexico, System Dynamics Review, 15(2), 119-138. In developing national epidemiological control strategies, understanding the environment in which an epidemic develops, the complex interrelationships of the relevant variables and […]

What Do We Agree to in Our Money System — Complementary Currencies

A few years ago, I was talking with a friend about the beauty of the paper currency in some countries.  He showed me a BerkShare.[1]  At first I thought it was play money.  Assuring me it was real, he told me about a community in the western part of Massachusetts that had created its own […]

Scaling Impact — What We Are Learning from BUILD UPON Cambridge, Madrid, and Brussels

In this 4th of a series of 4 blogposts, we share what we are learning, as co-investors with BUILD UPON and the European Climate Foundation, about: (1) co-hosting collaboration; (2) realizing the deeper shared purpose; (3) measuring impact resilience; and (4) scaling impact. SCALING IMPACT In BUILD UPON, we are working regionally, as Europe, across 28 […]

Measuring Impact Resilience — What We Are Learning from BUILD UPON Cambridge, Madrid, and Brussels

In this 3rd of a series of 4 blogposts, we share what we are learning, as co-investors with BUILD UPON and the European Climate Foundation, about: (1) co-hosting collaboration; (2) realizing the deeper shared purpose; (3) measuring impact resilience; and (4) scaling impact. MEASURING IMPACT RESILIENCE The potential we see.  With a shared deeper purpose that […]