Category Archives: wicked problems

Getting to the root cause of wicked problems

Eugen Oetringer writes “We Selected the Simple Solution. The Complex Solution Became a Worldwide Standard.” A key issue identified is: “In an increasingly complex world, root cause analysis changed from unrestricted analysis to analysis within defined boundaries, such as the boundary of an organization or a best practice.” When the… Read more »

Black Swans, Long-tails or just Willful Blindness? – Expect more Sandys

Our sympathy goes out to those in the NE impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Regardless of your stance on global warming, the facts are clear on one thing. We are into a period of increasingly extreme weather. NOAA reports that total precipitation amounts haven’t changed much but the rain/snow is coming… Read more »