Developed for "Open Minds, Open Doors: Leadership in the New World" a conference hosted by Women's Foodservice Forum, March 22 - 23, 1999.


Imagine: Higher Order Solutions Constantly Escaping

In assembling complexity the bounty of increasing returns is won by multiple tries over time. As various parts reorganize to a new whole, the system escapes into a higher order.
Llya Prigogine

Definitions of higher order solutions:
multiple tries over time

Iterations...

transforming thoughts so that solutions are seen from within a fuller, richer, go forward perspective.

Escapes...

the release of an individual or group from their own assumptions and things that hold them back, freeing them to move forth with speed and confidence, and sudden insight

Design, build, Use...

Complexing sets of problems together in such a way that one solution solves many individual problems.

The future is rational only in hindsight.
MG Taylor axiom

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