There are no solutions to complex problems only responses

Karl Popper, the great philosopher of science, once divided the world into two categories: clocks and clouds. Clocks are neat, orderly systems that can be solved through reduction; clouds are an epistemic mess, “highly irregular, disorderly, and more or less unpredictable.” The mistake of modern science is to pretend that everything is a clock, which … Continue reading There are no solutions to complex problems only responses

Positive Deviance * An approach to behavioral and social change

Positive Deviance (PD) is an approach to behavioral and social change based on the observation that there are individuals or groups of people in every community whose behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers even though they have access to the same resources and face similar challenges. In … Continue reading Positive Deviance * An approach to behavioral and social change