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You Don’t Want to Build All Models from Scratch, Do You?

By Wang Zhao Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate 2017-2019 Modellers face a problem: Too few of their models ever get reused. Meanwhile, many projects start by building a new model from scratch requiring plenty of

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The size of your model doesn’t matter, but the size of your valor does!

By Khaled Gafaar Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate 2017-2019 My first semester in EMSD was nothing short of a revelation. I’ve been reading in Systems Thinking since 2012, attempted to apply principles of The Fifth

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System Dynamics as a reflective practice

By Igor Oliveira Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate The first semester of the European Master in System Dynamics (EMSD) has been my first intensive experience with dynamic modelling. During our first three courses in Bergen,

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Meet the Modelers: What you always wanted to know about simulation and systems science

By Angelika Schanda Located in Vienna, Austria Founder at Art of Cooperation – Institute for Impact Partnerships European Master in System Dynamics graduate (Class 2013-2015) The systems science and computer modeling communities are diverse and widely dispersed all across the

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Don’t fall in love with your models, no matter how beautiful they are

By Jonathan Nichols Located in Lisbon, Portugal European Master in System Dynamics candidate In studies using a system dynamics approach, we often build computer models to seek explanations for complex dynamic problems and search for leverage points where we might

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Making Business Models Dynamic

By Guido Noto Located in Pisa, Italy Post-Doc at Institute of Management, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Business Models, intended as formal conceptual representations of how an organization functions, are designed to offer a static perspective of value creation processes.

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33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

By Kay Kim Master in Public Administration in International Development Harvard Kennedy School, 2015 This year, various academics, consultants, practitioners, policymakers and students from around the world will gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the 33rd International Conference of the System

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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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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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