Living Systems Theory

Living systems are open self-organizing living things that interact with their environment. These systems are maintained by flows of information, energy and matter.Some scientists have proposed in the last few decades that a general living systems theory is required to explain the nature of life. Such general theory, arising out of the ecological and biological sciences, attempts to map general principles for how all living systems work. Instead of examining phenomena by attempting to break things down into components, a general living systems theory explores phenomena in terms of dynamic patterns of the relationships of organisms with their environment.
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  • Living Systems and The Information First Company

    … you see punctuated equilibrium – a quick reset of the ecological landscape. Further, it struck me that we’re in the midst of such a phase shift as we become information – a theme I’ve written about quite a bit (and the core thesis of my long-unfinished book). That got me pondering the role of information in companies. I wondered, what is the role…

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