murmuration
A beautiful example of murmuration from @NatGeo Amazing Must Watch What are the rules governing their behaviour? What can we ...

Flight of the Starlings

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In the ingenious and quite frankly scary video below, The Backyard Scientist demonstrates how to burn images onto wood using ...

Wood Burning Fractals

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Here, in the video (and transcript) below, John Atkinson in conversation with Stacey Hale at Design4Emergence, discusses Complexity in Systems ...

John Atkinson on Complexity in Systems

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(By John Atkinson) I wrote a blog a few years ago called ‘Too big to succeed’ which captured some of ...

Size does matter

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The Phillips Kay Partnership is Myron Rogers, John Atkinson and Jeni Bremner, home of Myron's Maxims. Change from a living ...

Myron Roger’s 2016 NHS Leadership Academy

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When we think of our world all too often we think of it, ourselves, and our systems as an ordered ...

Watts: The world is a marvellous system of wiggles

family systems theory
Available from family.rank.org One of the central premises of family systems theory is that family systems organize themselves to carry ...

Family Systems Theory

kahneman
Ever wondered why you keep making bad decisions? In this video Kahneman explains. More videos you may enjoy: ...

Kahneman: Why we make bad decisions

nudge theory
In this excerpt from the event, 'Why Nudge?', renowned public thinker Cass Sunstein defends his groundbreaking nudge theory ...

Cass Sunstein on Nudge Theory

system of systems
Video from IBM. If you look at our planet from space, what you see is something like a neural network ...

System of systems

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In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks ...

Steven Pinker: Language as a Window into Human Nature (Video)

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Imagine you are one of the world's greatest violin players, and you decide to conduct an experiment: play inside a ...

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion

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In this TED talk Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, ...

TED: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

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In this video from crashcourse, Hank Green asks: what does perception even mean? What's the difference between seeing something and ...

Perceiving is Believing

emergence in biology
A short video exploring the properties of emergence in biology. Discussing how and why 'irreducible' or 'unexpected' properties arise out ...

A biological perspective of emergence (Video)

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A video exploring small world networks in the human world and throughout nature ...

Small world networks, consciousness and nature

Hidalgo
In this video Cesar Hidalgo at MIT asks intriguing questions about how social and economic systems interact. He sees networks ...

Hidalgo: Relationships between individual and collective knowledge

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In this short film from WHO writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of ...

The Black Dog of Depression

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This RSA film explores what it is to know, and the value of ignorance. Any fool can find answers, people ...

Knowledge and Knowing

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(By Emma Loftus) I recently watched Disney's movie of the summer Inside Out. It's a much talked about movie exploring ...

On Melancholy

emergence
The Big Five ...

A video on Emergence

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John Atkinson introducing The Big Five during his session on Whole Systems Change with NHS Transformathon. (Available from The Edge) ...

Live on ‘The Big Five’

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John Atkinson's session on Whole Systems Change with NHS Transformathon. (Available from The Edge) This session will explore how change ...

John Atkinson on Whole Systems Change #NHSTform

the fractal universe
Fractals (at the most basic description) are the repeating patterns upon patterns that are the building blocks of all existence ...

The Fractal Universe

systems thinking bellinger
An amusing and informative video from Gene Bellinger! ...

Bellinger: What is Systems Thinking?

descartes
How Descartes got to 'I think, therefore I am'. I am a thinking thing. But what if anything can I ...

Descartes: COGITO ERGO SUM ‘I think, therefore I am’

starfish throwers
It sounds like something small boys do while mum is looking the other way, but actually it's something we all ...

Starfish Throwers

steve jobs
Steve Jobs: Everyday begins with the question 'if today were the last day of my life would I do what ...

‘If today were the last day of my life’?

meaning and murmuration
(By John Atkinson) This is an example of emergence, the way that global patterns of behaviour appear from basic underlying ...

Meaning and Murmuration

alan watts
Reflections about this weird and wonderful existence as human beings on an unimportant rock ball, from philosopher and writer Alan ...

Alan Watts: “It’s a very odd situation”

love letters to strangers
Hannah Brencher began sending 'love letters' to strangers in need in 2010, as a way of dealing with her own ...

Love Letters to Strangers

first follower
The classic Social Movements and leadership video, from Derek Sivers. Showing the psychology of following and the power in social ...

Video: The First Follower (Dancing Guy)

leadership body language
A video on how body language influences the effectiveness of leadership. You may also like: Donella Meadows: Dancing With Systems ...

How is your body relevent to your leadership?

cocacola
Coca-Cola's marketing campaign in the Middle-East was a little different in the summer of 2015. The brand was a little ...

Meaning from Coca-Cola

Dalai-Lama-
The Dalai Lama's insights into being happy and leading a meaningful life, as well s the importance of simply being ...

The Dalai Lama’s Guide To Happiness

how great i am
The classic motivational video. How great I am. [powr-video-gallery label="3126385"] You may also like: Rules That Limit Us (Emergence) Transcendence ...

Video- (Motivational): How Great I Am!

the gift
A short animation exploring the pain and joy of love. You may also like: Vive la revolution! Transcendence in Systems ...

The Gift (Love)

pico iyer art of stillness
The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer ...

Pico Iyer: The Art of Stillness

maturana
You may also like: Maturana and Varela: Autopoiesis (Living Systems) Maturana’s Theory of Structural Determinism The 11 Laws of Systems ...

Video: Maturana on Structural Determinism

positive psychology
The modern world is absorbed by the concept of changing everything through positive psychology. That hope alone can change the ...

Positive Psychology: Smile or Die

frankl
Viktor Frankl speaks about how to help people, including ourselves, reach the potential of our lives. That's not about material ...

Video-Viktor Frankl: People Want Meaning and Purpose

scharmer
The introductory video for Scharmer's U labs. Introducing the basic principles and core beliefs. Otto Scharmer: The essence of theory ...

Otto Scharmer: U labs

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Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute (Global Classroom Lecture 1: The Blind Spot), introduces the concept of theory U and ...

Otto Scharmer: The essence of theory U and Presencing

design thinking
To be rewarded in design thinking you have to get your hands dirty early. A short cartoon that offers a ...

The 5 Steps in Design Thinking

complex systems thinking
How the State of Victoria sees complex systems thinking as a way to improve the health of the population. Other ...

Complex Systems Thinking

social maps
Dave Troy shows how social maps of a city reveal the relationships of its people. Suggesting that if we think ...

Social Maps: A new way of seeing systems

good grief
Good Grief is a short stop motion animated documentary that explores the lessons we learn from dealing with grief and ...

Good Grief

slave to the system
SOURCE AMANDA FROELICH. (Available at themindunleashed.org) In this sobering cartoon, the world of work in our society is addressed. With ...

Slave To The System

wind
Introduced by John Atkinson. We often speak about the symbiotic nature of living systems, how a living thing is defined ...

Wind: A Film On Systems Thinking

harrison owen open space
A short interview with Harrison Owen, talking about the principles of Open Space. You may also like: Donella Meadows: Dancing ...

Harrison Owen- A quick trip into Open Space

galley the inner game
This short video shows Gallwey demonstrating the inner game coaching method. Showing what can be achieved when the mind is ...

Video- Timothy Gallwey: The Inner Game in action

scharmer
This video from Otto Scharmer and The Presencing Institute introduces the concept of 'the three enemies'. (Global Classroom Lecture 3: ...

Video- Scharmer: The Three Enemies

grint
A video from Keith Grint, discussing the art of leadership through change and complexity, and the different types of leadership ...

Video-Professor Keith Grint on leadership, change and complexity

future search
This video explains the overarching principles of Future Search, principles that we should apply to everyday change. Future Search brings ...

Future Search

chinese farmer
A parable about life and nature. The hand of fate and the vastness of complexity. "The whole process of nature ...

Complexity and Fate: The Story of The Chinese Farmer

maturana
Maturana suggests that love is the fundamental core of human existence, that it is the engaging energy behind everything we ...

Maturana- The Biology of Love

mindwalk
The now much forgotten film Mindwalk, was produced in 1991. At the time it was a widely acclaimed film noted ...

Mindwalk

hongi
The oneness of everything. The whole. Interconnectivity. Or as Bateson said: the pattern that joins. Oneness and relationship is a ...

Hongi-The Oneness Of Everything

lewin
By Emma Loftus Lewin was interested in group dynamics and leadership. In collaboration with Ron Lippet (and others), Lewin carried ...

Lewin and Lippet- The Social Climate of Groups

fritjof Capra
Here's a short clip from Fritjof Capra introducing the concept of systems thinking and living systems, from the point of ...

Fritjof Capra- The Systems View of Life (video)

arygris
In the video below, Argyris explains how communication gets in the way of shared practice. He suggests that It's not ...

Chris Argyris-Culture and Communication

juanita brown world cafe
World Cafe is way of hosting large group conversations, that encourages collective sharing and the emergence of new ideas and ...

World Cafe

schein
You may also like: Schein: Process Consultation Ed Schein on Corporate Culture Ed Schein’s Principles of Helping Ed Schein- The ...

Ed Schein on Helping

ed schein
Edgar Schein on corporate culture, suggesting that it is the layers of organisational culture that really matter- that understanding sub-cultures ...

Ed Schein on Corporate Culture

john atkinson
In 2014 John participated in The Unusual Suspects Festival, a unique event bringing people together in new connections and new ...

John and The Unusual Suspects