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Environmental complexity favors the evolution of learning

New Results<p>Slimane Dridi, Laurent Lehmann<p>doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/019968<p>Abstract<br>• Info/History<br>• Metrics<br>• Preview PDF<p>Abstract<p>Learning is a fundamental …

Biology

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

There’s an Uber for Everything Now

Apps do your chores: shopping, parking, cooking, cleaning, packing, shipping and more<p>The fabulously wealthy may call their servants by ringing a little bell. In the lifestyles of the geeky and lazy, one can now summon a household staff just by tapping on a smartphone.<p>I’ve got a maid, masseuse, …

Apps

If Complexity was a person, she would be a Socialist. Jean Boulton on the politics of systems thinking.

<i>Jean Boulton (physicist, management consultant and social scientist, right) responds to Owen Barder’s Wednesday post on thinking of development as a</i> …

Economic Justice

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Run Simple: Leadership, Talent, And A Culture Of Innovation

<b>Simple isn’t the absence of complexity, but a passion for delivering simplicity through innovation.</b><p>The idea of simple in business and technology has been at the forefront of innovation for centuries. Businesses have always courted simplicity in the hopes of delivering user-friendly products and …

Profit

Understanding “New Power”

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.<p>There are those …

BREMMER: The US is losing its cyber edge and 'a black swan event' is increasingly likely

"The United States is the unquestioned world leader in cyber-offensive capabilities," geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer said in a note provided to Business Insider.<p>"But the gap is closing quickly, both with traditional competitors (Russia, China), far more budget-constrained rogue states (Iran, North …

The Lessons Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple Have Taught Us About Disruption

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple. Strange bedfellows? Not really. They are all market disruptors. But precisely what is it that makes them that?<p>Despite the fact that they operate in different industries, these companies all have at least …

In the age of disruptive innovation, adaptability is what matters most

We live in a period of staggering technological change. While society is being transformed by disruptive innovation during this transition, it will be your own individual adaptability that will determine if you are a winner or a loser.<p>Every 24 hours, there are approximately 4 million smartphones …

Why we WANT the Market to Boom and Bust

You always hear people complaining about a the fact that a Free-Market has boom and bust cycles, and how that is a bad thing. The reality is that you …

Economics

Selfishness and Cooperation

Evolutionary methods can be used to shine a light on the conditions for selfish or cooperative behavior. Imagine a situation, where you have to work …

Behavioral Sciences

Uber Understands Economics

The driving service Uber is getting ready for New Year’s Eve, and using it’s knowledge of economics and prices to not only increase sales, but …

Washington D.C.

What is Complexity?

Complexity Science is a relatively new approach to understanding the systems in our lives. Complex systems and complexity science deal with systems …

Mathematics

Emergence: A unifying theme for 21st century science

<i>By David Pines, Co-Founder in Residence, Santa Fe Institute</i><p>When electrons or atoms or individuals or societies interact with one another or their …

Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy

<i>By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center</i><p>Economics is a stately subject, one that …

Welcome to Santa Fe Institute.

A new online, open-access, free textbook promises long-awaited transformation in the way people teach and learn economics. The book, titled <i>The …

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have …

P.A. Astudillo on Twitter: "Five "Big Ideas" that distinguish Complexity Econ. from Traditional Economics #TheOriginofWealth by @EricBeinhocker http://t.co/Ixb4opZ5bZ"

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Stumbling and Mumbling

The Economist's ranking of the most influential economists of 2014 has been derided, and Tyler Cowen provides a more sensible list. But I wonder: …

The Atlas of Economic Complexity | Presentations | Big Data

“Which countries export cars?”<p>“What are the growth opportunities for Ghana?”<p>“How diversified is Finland?”<p>In this talk, I will present The Atlas of …

Data Visualization

Welcome to Santa Fe Institute.

It’s a simple enough question: how long does a typical business have to live? Economists have been thinking about that one for decades without a …

Marketing expert Philip Kotler turns gaze to capitalism's flaws

Critics of capitalism are not in short supply. Most are well-intentioned, but many are badly informed and make their arguments so poorly that capitalism can ignore them.<p>But when the critic is Philip Kotler, capitalism needs to sit up and take notice.<p>Kotler, a professor at Northwestern University's …

Economics