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Books on Managing Chaotic Systems
Jean Pauyo, USA
I have read a lot of descriptions, definitions of chaotic (complex) systems. However I have not seen in the literature any proposition on how to manage or control or cope with (undesirable) chaotic systems? can any body indicate some work or publications on this subject? Or have some ideas...

Complex Adaptive Systems
Ali Sumner, CEO, Australia
Hi Jean - the work of Lorenz and Chaos is but a small part of the large amount of work now being undertaken by complexity science - particularly in the area of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)... All human organisations are CAS and are therefore impossible to 'manage' or 'control' because of the nature of cas... Command and control are old concepts left over from the industrial era... So in regard to literature I suggest you seek the very latest in the area of complexity leadership, here are a couple:
- 'Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership: Leveraging Nonlinear Science to Create Ecologies of Innovation' by J. Goldstein, J. K. Hazy, B. B. Lichtenstein 2010...
- 'Complex Systems Leadership Theory: New Perspectives from Complexity Science on Social and Organizational Effectiveness (Exploring Organizational Complexity', edited by J. K. Hazy, J. A. Goldstein. B. B. Lichenstein 2007...

Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) are Inherently Unpredictable. Control: No, Cope:Yes
Peter Jetter, Coach, Germany
My experience with CAS is with simulations of aquatic ecosystems. The concepts are nevertheless applicable to other CAS. In general system behavior is not predictable. CAS are pretty common. Life obviously found methods to cope + survive with CAS behaviour.
1) ability to create diversity (eg via genetic recombinations). Diversity increase probability, that some variants are fit for changed conditions. The system provides feedback (eg via selective processes) this leads to
2) adaptation... And live goes on.



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