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By Constantin Malik

Wars, revolutions, and fiscal failures would not have to occur. there are methods to remodel governmental guidelines with the intention to steer clear of such catastrophes. what's needed—argues administration professional Constantin Malik—is to count on switch and to arrange for it. With this hugely instructive and provocative publication, Malik brings administration conception to executive, suggesting a chain of latest tools and tools for winning governance, ways in accordance with the newest examine within the fields of crowd psychology and administration cybernetics.

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They self-organize. Still, the system as a whole is under control. 34 We cannot confine a system to certain parameters that we might like. This would maybe attenuate the variety to an amount that we can handle – but it would also kill the system. Take the complexity out of a complex system and you lose the system. Therefore, the only way to regulate a complex system is to organize it. And this finally brings us to Stafford Beer’s Viable System Model. 2 The Viable System Model The initial question that led Stafford Beer to the development of the Viable System Model® (VSM®) was: What might be the most sophisticated regulation and control system that nature has devised?

Again, the word control is not used in the sense of »absolute control«. «28 The time of birth of Cybernetics was the book Cybernetics – or control and communication in the animal and the machine by Norbert Wiener, which dates back to the year 1948. And it was actually Wiener himself who suggested the expression »Cybernetics« for this new science. The title of his book shows clearly how Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary science: It deals with the same aspects of systems no matter whether they are found in biological or artificial systems.

76 The individual is at the core of society and it is the individual’s rationality which is the driving force of society. This is the dominant view today. That this is so can best be seen in the field of economics. Here the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH) with its homo oeconomicus is still the state of the art, and the individual and its rationality are at its center. 77 It treats individuals as something detached from the environment they exist in as if all a man needs were himself and his reason.

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