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All models are wrong – systems thinking 101

 The future is not simplicity, but complexity, better understood”

– Robertson, 2013

Following the completion of my master thesis on Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development (you can read it here) I decided that I’d like to share parts of it. First, I want to introduce you to something I found deeply fascinating. Something that helped me connect the dots I needed to create a semi-coherent 120 pages,  36,679 words, 241 505-characters piece. Below, I present a modified excerpt on Systems Thinking.

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On Sustainability: Lesson 101

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Sustainability has been one of the most used and misunderstood buzzwords of the past few decades. In a finite planet with finite resources civilization still aspires for infinite growth. And that just can’t happen. Sustainability focuses on striking a balance between societal needs, the boundaries of the environment and the need for economic prosperity in the long run. Looking good, feeling good, living in a healthy environment and getting more out of life means the public has to be more socially responsible.

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