The #complexity podcast. Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world and our work. www.human-current.com
Our Human Current Book and Final Episode
This is Human Current’s final episode. Angie and Haley share exciting news about the release of their new book, Our Human Current, which includes quotes, stories and insights from all Human Current episodes. They also share Haley’s interview with Phil Lawson, an inventor, author and systems thinker. Lawson describes how his SPHERIT system, which leverages AI, helps people navigate complex situations and achieve holistic growth.
Learning How to Thrive in Complexity
We talked with writer, researcher, and coach, Jennifer Garvey Berger, about her passion for spreading ideas about complexity, leadership, adult development, and change. Berger’s work and research are driven by her desire to get ideas about complexity out into the world. She expressed that there is joy and beauty in complexity describing it as “a fundamental energy in the world”. Berger also shared insights from her new book Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity.
Health & Aging as Complex Networks
In this episode, we talked with professor, systems thinker, and aging researcher, Alan Cohen. Cohen described how controlled experiments continue to dominate the way biologist learn and think. During our conversation, Cohen shared some of the complex questions he is researching in his lab like, “can we integrate biomarkers to get a good idea of what’s happening with the aging process?" He also explained how his research on holistic physiology is uncovering fundamental processes in the biology of aging.
Complexity Theory & Systemic Risk in Financial Markets
In this episode, Angie talked with Francesco Filia, CEO of Fasanara Capital, an unconventional asset management company which focuses on niche investment strategies and researches systemic risk. Filia shared his perspective on the way financial markets are conventionally analyzed. He also described financial markets as ecosystems and continued to bring many different insights from complexity into the conversation, including how feedback loops in markets can create instability and lead to tipping points.
Design-Led System Transformation
In this episode, Haley talks with whole systems design practitioner, educator, speaker, regenerative development consultant, and author, Dr. Daniel Wahl. Wahl shares stories from learning about complexity science, holistic science, and whole systems health, and how this journey inspired him to study natural design. During his interview Wahl says, “design is human intention expressed through interactions and relationships. It touches almost everything.” He also expresses his love for biomimicry and Gaia.
Episode Preview with Daniel Wahl
In this episode preview, we share a clip from our interview with whole systems design practitioner, educator, public speaker, regenerative development consultant, and author, Dr. Daniel Wahl. Wahl shares some very important insights about the hidden dangers of paradigm shifting. He also talks about Donella Meadows' later work around dancing with systems.