Simple Rules for Complex Situations
Complexity science tells us that simple interactions between neighbors can lead to complex group behaviors like swarm intelligence, the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts. Sometimes we can identify and take advantage of the rules that gave rise to the complexity. On other occasions we can take advantage of the complexity itself by using group or swarm intelligence to help resolve problems. We can also use simple heuristics, consensus techniques, networking, data mining, pattern recognition, and even mathematical theorems to help guide us through the complexities of life.
When we are faced with complex situations, we should look back at the science of complexity and remember these top ten ...