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The #complexity podcast. Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world and our work.

The #complexity podcast. Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world and our work.
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Austin, TX

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The #complexity podcast. Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world and our work.

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English


Episodes

085 - How Networks Learn

5/10/2018
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In this episode, Haley talks with physicist, complexity scientist, and MIT professor, Cesar Hidalgo. Hidalgo discusses his interest in the physics of networks and complex system science and shares why he believes these fields are so important. He talks about his book, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies, which takes a scientific look at global economic complexity. Hidalgo also shares how economic development is linked to making networks more knowledgeable.

Duration:00:44:18

085 - Episode Preview with Cesar Hidalgo

5/8/2018
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In this episode preview, we share a clip from our interview with physicist, complexity scientist, and MIT professor, Cesar Hidalgo. Hidalgo shares his definition of complex systems.

Duration:00:01:42

084 - Recapping WorkHuman

5/3/2018
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In this episode, Angie and Haley recap the WorkHuman Conference and share live interviews from the event. They share Haley’s interview with Jennifer Fondrevey, a Chief Humanity Officer who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and seeks to rediscover the humanity in business. They also share Angie’s interview with Angela Romei, Director at Panorama and leader of the Paid Leave Program. Angela discusses why paid leave is a requirement for a more human workplace. She also explores the...

Duration:00:38:18

083 - Relationship Building & System Innovation

4/26/2018
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In this episode, Angie talks with entrepreneur, public speaker, and systems thinker Amber Christian. Christian discusses how to build strong business relationships through personalization, technology, journey mapping, and transparent processes. She also shares how systems thinking can be used to understand whole processes, identify unintended consequences, and strengthen network connections.

Duration:00:25:50

082 - The Complexity & Chaos of Creativity

4/19/2018
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How does chaos influence creativity? How can “flow states” help teams manage feedback and achieve creativity? In this episode, Haley interviews designer, educator and author, Jon Kolko. Kolko shares details from his new book, Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking into Your Company, which he wrote to help leaders and creative thinkers manage the complexity and chaos of the creative process. During his interview, he explains how elements of complex systems...

Duration:00:44:24

081 - The Science, History & Implications of Real Magic

4/12/2018
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What is “real” magic? How is magic tied to consciousness? How will magic play a role in the future of science? In this episode, Angie interviews author and Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin. Radin discusses his scientific research on mind-matter interaction, consciousness, psychic phenomenon and esoteric magic. He also shares details from his new book, Real Magic, including what scientifically-informed magic actually is and how magic will play a key role in...

Duration:00:57:40

080 - Bring Your Human to Work

4/6/2018
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In this episode, we share a live interview from the WorkHuman Conference with Erica Keswin, Founder of the Spaghetti Project and author of the forthcoming book, Bring Your Human to Work:Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business and Just Might Change the World. Erica is passionate about the science and stories of connection at work because as she mentions, “left to our own devices, we are not connecting”. During her interview, she talks with Angie...

Duration:00:07:52

079 - The Integration of Human & Artificial Intelligence

3/29/2018
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In this episode, Angie interviews Assistant Professor at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and Visiting Scientist and the MIT Media Lab, Alfredo Morales. Professor Morales works in the areas of complex systems, AI, data science, and human behavior to develop both methods and insights that help solve complex societal problems. During his interview, he shares details from the AI and Beyond Program at NECSI, a five day certificate program where he presented alongside, Stephen...

Duration:00:46:20

078 - Loving AIs

3/22/2018
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Why is it important for AIs to experience unconditional love?Can robots teach you to love? In this episode, Haley interviews author, systems thinker, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Julia Mossbridge. Dr. Mossbridge is a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, lead Robot Psychologist at Hanson Robotics, the Director of the Innovation Lab at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and founder of the Mossbridge Institute. She is also the Principal Investigator...

Duration:00:32:08

077 - Exploring Artificial Intelligence with Melanie Mitchell

3/8/2018
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What is artificial intelligence? Could unintended consequences arise from our increased use of this technology? How will the role of humans change with AI? How will AI evolve in the next 10 years? In this episode, Haley interviews leading complex systems scientist, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Melanie Mitchell. Professor Mitchell answers many profound questions about the field of artificial intelligence and...

Duration:00:33:59

076 - The WorkHuman Movement

3/1/2018
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In this episode, Angie interviews WorkHuman Radio Host and Social Marketing Manager at Globoforce, Mike Wood. Globoforce is the leading social recognition provider who is pioneering the WorkHuman movement, a movement “to galvanize leaders worldwide to harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR”. The WorkHuman Conference will take place in our hometown of Austin, Texas this year from April 2nd - 5th. We will be attending this event and sharing highlights from...

Duration:00:12:33

075 - Embracing Complexity

2/22/2018
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In this episode, Angie interviews author of Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence, Jean Boulton, who is also an academic and management consultant, specializing in complexity theory. Boulton talks with us about many different concepts including: how complexity thinking compares to systems thinking, change management, organizational strategy, complexity as a worldview, and even how this field is shining a light on climate change.

Duration:00:49:21

075 - Episode Preview with Jean Boulton

2/20/2018
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In this episode preview, we share a clip from our interview with co-author of Embracing Complexity, Jean Boulton. Boulton shares her view of how systems thinking compares to complexity thinking.

Duration:00:03:05

074 - The Systems Worldview of Human History

2/8/2018
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In this episode, Angie interviews author and integrator, Jeremy Lent. Lent integrates systems biology, complexity science and neuroscience with ancient wisdom traditions to explore how different cultures throughout human history have created meaning. He shares many perspectives from his book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanities Search for Meaning, including research and analysis of how humanity has gotten to where it is today and where it could be heading.

Duration:00:50:04

074 - Episode Preview with Jeremy Lent

2/2/2018
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In this episode preview, we share a clip from our interview with author and integrator, Jeremy Lent. Lent brings together Western and Eastern worldviews, science, spiritual wisdom, and embodied experience. He shares his perspective on how reductionism— the same mindset that led to the Scientific Revolution— has also led many people to believe a dangerous story...that humanity is separate from nature.

Duration:00:02:33

073 - Coherence & the Heart's Intuitive Guidance

1/25/2018
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In this episode, Haley talks with scientist, psychophysiologist, and the Executive Vice President and Director of Research at HeartMath Institute, Dr. Rollin McCraty. Dr. McCraty shares stories and examples from scientific research about the complex nature of heart coherence, intuition, and consciousness. He also talks about HeartMath’s Global Coherence Research, which encompasses scientific data on the interconnectivity of all living systems through the Earth’s magnetic field. When...

Duration:00:44:31

072 - Feeling Complexity with Radical Wholeness

1/11/2018
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In this episode, Haley interviews author and developer of TEPP (The Embodied Present Process) Philip Shepherd. Philip explains how Western culture has led us to believe the story of separation and isolation and he urges us to learn how to feel and embrace our complex and deeply interconnected reality. He also shares why the embodied present process is critical for personal growth and truly radical wholeness.

Duration:00:46:15

072 - Episode Preview with Philip Shepherd

1/11/2018
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In this episode preview, we share a clip from our interview with embodiment coach and author Philip Shepherd. Philip discusses the importance of balancing objective knowledge with self-knowledge in order to thrive within all living systems.

Duration:00:02:52

071 - Throwback to 2017

12/28/2017
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In this episode, Haley and Angie reflect on all the topics they have discussed with guests in 2017 and share exciting news about future guests in 2018 (including interviews with Melanie Mitchell from the Santa Fe Institute and Jean Boulton co-author of Embracing Complexity). They also share their full length interview conducted earlier this year with Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam, President of the New England Complex Systems Institute. Happy New Year from the HumanCurrent!

Duration:00:52:26

070 - Living from the Inside Out

11/30/2017
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In this episode, Haley interviews journalist, life coach, and host of the Happy Melly podcast, Sam Mednick. Sam talks about the importance of emotional intelligence and shares her philosophy on living a more happy and fulfilled life. She also shares a few stories from South Sudan where she is currently working and writing.

Duration:00:19:45

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