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Education

We take the abstract ideas of systems thinking and complexity theory and make them accessible to all through video courses and eBooks

Innovation

Apply systems thinking to the analysis of complex systems and the development of innovative solutions to wicked problems

Design

(Coming soon) Apply systems thinking to the design of complex systems

Technology

(Coming soon) Prototype and build new solutions based upon distributed technologies

What?

Systems Solutions is an online platform for complex systems research, analysis, design and development. For the past 4 years we have worked hard to make the ideas of complexity and systems thinking accessible to all through the creation of online educational content. Our vision from the start has been for Systems Solutions to be an open platform for the development of systems thinking in theory and practice.

We believe that complexity + systems thinking are central to reinventing the way things work. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the key systems we all use and rely on need to evolve and the new ways of thinking and looking at the world that complexity and systems thinking offer are critical to this reimagining and transforming. We aim to build a connected and inspired global community of systems thinkers and change agents who can think and act systemically.

Why?

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”

Our world is changing in profound ways, while a revolution in information technology is disrupting every industry and aspect of society, new ways of thinking are desperately needed to not just disrupt but reconstruct. A centuries-old analytical reductionist approach to thinking that has built our modern world, that has been so successful in the past is no longer so. We can’t solve the problems of today with the same thinking that created them, new ways of thinking are needed to take us forwards, complexity and systems thinking provide a solid theoretical infrastructure for reframing debates, for requestioning issues and developing innovative solutions to current stumbling blocks – both in theory and in application. We believe that complexity + systems thinking are central to reinventing the way things work. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the key systems we all use and rely on need to evolve and the new ways of thinking and looking at the world that complexity and systems thinking offer are critical to this reimagining and transforming. We aim to build a connected and inspired global community of systems thinkers and change agents who can think and act systemically. Our aim is to enable, catalyze and accelerate the adoption of systems thinking in academia, management and design; envisioning a future where system thinking is not a niche, but a best practice.

Who?

Systems Solutions is a small, internet-based, social business. A social business is a company 100% dedicated to solving a social problem in the most effective way possible. Unlike traditional businesses, a social business operates for the benefit of addressing social needs that enable society and economy to function more effectively. We see complexity theory as a next-generation modeling framework for the sciences and a key tool for solving complex challenges in the 21st century and work to enable its accessibility. Systems Solutions is a collaborative effort, a small network of members produce the web site and videos while an extended network of partners contribute to research and content production.

Q&A

No, Systems Solutions is not, it is a social business, meaning we are registered as a business organization and are not directly associated with any university.

Systems Solutions is currently funded by providing consulting services to our partner organizations. We also generate revenue through the distribution of educational content through third party commercial websites, such as Udemy.

You can cite our content by looking for the article in the “articles” section and referencing that webpage

The content we produce is a synthesis of many different sources, primarily research papers, books, lectures and of course Wikipedia. We do not pretend to be an authority on the subject of complex systems (as there is no such thing) like all information on the internet you should cross-reference it and develop your own critical thinking skills.

All of the content we produce is licensed under Creative Commons you can download it and use it in your own project as you see fit, copy, remix or post it on your own site, whatever suits you.

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Not on this site, but we do offer certificates of completion for students who have completed a course on Udemy. If you want to avail of a certificate you will have to take the course on Udemy

The best way to translate the videos is to do it on Youtube where you can add subtitles to the videos directly, to do this just click on the cog icon at the bottom of the video and then click “Subtitles” and then “Add Subtitles CC” you can find out exactly how to do this in this video

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