The Resilience Proposition of the Minimum or ‘How to neutralise complexity’


“In agriculture there is a simple law for growth, ‘Liebig’s Law of the minimum‘. The law basically states that growth is not dependent on the total resources available, but on the scarcest resource”.

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I’m preparing a new article on complexity and I wanted to share a preview of the direction I am taking.  This has been brought about through the work I have been doing with organisations in the US and Middle East and was produced as a keystone tenet to primarily explain the value adding role of human resources in the complex domain.

In agriculture there is a simple law for growth, ‘Liebig’s Law of the minimum‘.  The law basically states that growth is not dependent on the total resources available, but on the scarcest resource.

The same could be said for organisations looking to neutralise the effects of complexity (where ambiguous, interconnected and interdependent systems can bring about an unexpected contagion that can infect system – banking crisis, as the most obvious example).  We know that individuals and organisations experience complexity via connectedness, interdependence, ambiguity and diversity.  Technology speeds…

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