Stuart Umpleby: Papers on Reflexivity, Soros Reviews

Academia, Advanced Cyber/IO, Articles & Chapters, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Methods & Process, Policies, Strategy, Threats


“From Complexity to Reflexivity: The Next Step in the Systems Sciences”


with Emil Nedev, “A Reflexive view of a Transdisciplinary Field: The Case of Cybernetics”


“Reflexivity in Social Systems: The Theories of George Soros”


A Preliminary Inventory of Theories Available to Guide the Reform of Socialist Societies”

Many Other Papers

See Also:

Dr. Russell Ackoff on IC and DoD + Design RECAP

From BRIC to BRICS–Sanya Declaration

George Soros Nails It: Intelligence with Integrity

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Worth a Look: & Co-Mapping

Analysis, Augmented Reality, Budgets & Funding, Collective Intelligence, InfoOps (IO), Methods & Process, Tools, Worth A Look

Graphic by Georg Schilling

UPDATE of 22 Aug 2010 to add Viral Video (John Pourdehnad)  that started the dialog.

Ackoff Virtual Inqiry Center (AVIC)

There is a discussion underway at Systems Community of Inquiry focused on developing the concepts for a network of Ackoff Virtual Inqiry Centers (AVIC) located around the world. Early on, the original vision for AVIC, offered by Dr. John Pourdehnad, was that AVIC serve as a nervous system for the Systems and Design Community in Dr. Russell Ackoff’s name. With this belief, Dr. Pourdehnad also made clear the need for AVIC to be designed Ideally and created by the stakeholders themselves. The concept is being extended by Gene Bellinger and Kent Myers.  The work of Clay Shirky is most helpful:
See Also:
Ackoff Centers for Design Thinking Version of April 12, 2010
Co-Mapping for Educators
Design Thinking
Idealized Design
Knowledge Management in Inquiring Organizations
Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM)
Virtual Systemic Inquiry (VSI)

Who’s Who in Earth Intelligence: Stuart Umpleby

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Stuart Anspach Umpleby (born March 5, 1944) is an American cybernetician and a professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning in the School of Business at the George Washington University.

He is a past president of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In 2007 Stuart Umpleby was awarded The Wiener Gold Medal of the American Society for Cybernetics for outstanding lifelong contributions to both cybernetics and the ASC.  In 2010 he was elected an Academician in the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, an honor society created by the International Federation for Systems Research.

Among several other major interests, he has been a pioneering explorer of the potential for academic globalization.  See especially:

Transforming the Global University System into a Resource for Social Improvement (2003)

A Global University for A Global Village (2007)

Academic Globalization: The Growth of International Collaboration in Education and Research (2007)

Academic Globalization: Results of a Participatory Strategic Planning Exercise (2007)

Adopting Service Learning in Universities around the World (2008)


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