Yearly Archives: 2014

Systems thinking and sustainability: A logical connection

By Carlo Cuijpers Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands Sustainability/corporate social responsibility consultant at KPMG European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2012-2014 Interests: systems and sustainability thinking, modelling sustainability issues The average person has most likely never heard of ‘’Limits to Growth’’(Meadows,

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Modelling for Organisational Learning

By Wissam El Hachem Currently located in Bergen, Norway Master in System Dynamics, University of Bergen Interests: Supply chain management, Network flow, Production management This short essay will try to define and explain organizational learning, its importance, the importance of

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The many model thinkers

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 Modelers frequently refer to the notion that the question is not whether to use models, but which models to use and how to improve or integrate

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Systems Issues in the Media: Climate Change

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Here are a few articles and a short documentary

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The “reference mode zombie” trap

By John Huertas Located in Panama City, Panama Consultant and Partner at Stratendo Inc. European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2010-2012 Interests: Small strategic models Contact: http://www.stratendo.com Literature provides guidelines on which problems can be tackled with the system dynamics

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A Transformative Summer School

By Conor Meehan Currently in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 In July 2014, three students from the European Master in System Dynamics had the chance to be part of the Global Sustainability Fellows Program, a summer

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The Beer Game re-visited and re-presented

By Julián Chacón Currently in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 My experience in the summer SD conference in Delft was of great importance for me, since it introduced me to many people that are working in

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Soundbites from a dynamic conference

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 One month after the 32nd International System Dynamics Conference in Delft, Netherlands, it is time to think about what remains. It was an event of five

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Happy Earth Overshoot Day

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 I started this blog out of a passion for connecting and inspiring people and for becoming a better modeler myself. This passion is not an end

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Welcome to Young Modeler

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 This is a blog for a young generation of students and practitioners interested in modeling complex problems. Since this blog is started from within the system

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