Systemic Business Community

A salon discussing research into systemics and business

As described on the program for ISSS Sonoma 2006, there will be three 120-minute sessions for the Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry:

These sessions are in Schulz 1121 , which is not with the other Salazar meeting rooms, but just inside the door of the library.

June 25th, 2006

Posted In: ISSS

On Gary Metcalf‘s invitiation, I attended the International Federation for Systems Research biannual event at Fuschl am See, Austria. I’ve written about some of features of isolation at Fuschl, but in terms of content, this meeting was different from the one I attended two years ago. Although some expectation of a different direction had been set by Gary prior to attending the meeting, the specific direction was somewhat ambiguous.

April 26th, 2006

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In Cancun last July, I was at an ISSS dinner hosting Jim Spohrer, whom the society was featuring as a plenary speaker. In a moment when the others (G. A. Swanson, Michael Jackson, Brian Hilton) were chatting with Jim about something else, I mentioned to Jennifer Wilby that she and I spend so much time working on ISSS administration issues that we actually never get around to discussing systems science. This morning, on a telephone call about my upcoming visit to the University of Hull, we actually got close to discussing real content!

March 26th, 2006

Posted In: hierarchy theory, sustainability

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The Systemic Business community had its origins on the afternoon of Thursday, July 20, 2000.

Four of us were attending the World Congress on Systems Science — Minna Takala, David Hawk, Ian Simmonds, and myself. We were sitting the cafeteria at Ryerson University, after four days of sessions. Compared to the prior ISSS meetings that we had attended — DLH and I were at 1998‘s meeting, and all four of us were at the 1999 meeting — we were disappointed at the quality of the presentations. This meeting was considerably larger than prior events, combining the resources and memberships of many systems-oriented organizations as a millenium event. Larger size seemed to correlate with more ambiguous review criteria, and therefore some really bad talks.

March 25th, 2006

Posted In: salons