CPX 2011 Complexity and the game of go
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My CPX presentation introducing people to the concepts of Complexity theory and how it can be applied to the business world using the ancient game of Go as a learning tool. ...
My CPX presentation introducing people to the concepts of Complexity theory and how it can be applied to the business world using the ancient game of Go as a learning tool.
Go is the most revered of Asian strategy board games. But simply calling Go a game is like calling the space shuttle a glider. It has been used for centuries to discuss and model political, economic and military strategy in China and Japan.
Often Go has been compared to Chess to highlight the differences between Eastern and Western thought, but Chess and Go can be used to highlight the differences between what's 'Complicated' and 'Complex'. Learning the difference is a great way to recognise and explore complex environments for appropriate practice and management.
This 'go playing' session aimed to introduce participants in a tacit and engaging way by to complexity theory; how an understanding of complexity can be used to look at business and manage change; and how the game of Go can be used as both a metaphor and a brain training exercise for managing success in complex environments.
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