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Michael Lissack

Hugo Letiche : Hugo Letiche is research professor at the Universiteit voor Humanistiek (Utrecht, The Netherlands) where he has directed the mid-career practitioner program. He studied at University of Chicago, (BA), Leiden University (Drs) and VU Amsterdam (PhD.) He has been part-time/external professor at Lancaster, Keele, Durham, Essex, and UWE (Bristol) universities in UK, The Imagination Lab and visiting professor at University of California, Berkley. He is a founding research fellow of the Spinoza Institute, SUB Berlin. Recent books include Making Healthcare Care, Social Complexity Theory and Organization & Belief. Latest articles have been on sustainability, examined from a complexity perspective (Society Business Review.)

Michael Lissack: Michael Lissack is the director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE) and a serial entrepreneur. He founded both a non-profit research institute and a charity for artists, launched an international PhD program in corporate anthropology, has written half dozen books, been a successful Wall Street banker, and a candidate for public office. Dr. Lissack has taught at a number of academic institutions in the US and Europe, run nine international conferences on the topics of complexity, management, health care, entanglement and ethics and founded a successful academic journal (E:CO). Worth Magazine recognized Dr. Lissack as one of "Wall Street's 25 Smartest Players" in 1999 and as one of the 100 Americans who have most influenced "how we think about money" in 2001.

Ron Schultz is the founder and Executive Director of the microfinance/micro-lending program, the Social Enterprise Zone and Lending4Change, which was launched in 2010 in association with the Union Rescue Mission and Pepperdine University. Ron has been recognized internationally as a thought leader in the field of Social Entrepreneurship. A paper he co-authored with three colleagues from Adelphi University on Social Entrepreneurship and Complexity was delivered at Oxford University, at the Skoll International Social Innovation Research Conference in September, 2009. He is the author of Adjacent Opportunities - Sparking Emergent Social Action, Unconventional Wisdom, Open Boundaries: Creating Business Innovation through Complexity, and The Mindful Corporation: Liberating the Human Spirit at Work. He also co-founded Learning Arts Publications, a book packaging company producing books for publishers like Chronicle Books, Hyperion, and Tuttle Publications. Ron is a regular columnist for the Journal, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, with his column, Adjacent Opportunities. He is also a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence and has been a senior consultant with the Santa Fe Center for Emergent Strategies.

Works

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Coherence in the Midst of Complexity
Advances in Social Complexity Theory

Palgrave Macmillan
Complexity and emergence (the appearance and impact of the new) can be the bane of managers and their organizations. Both complexity and emergence threaten to...
Michael Lissack

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