By Bettina von Stamm & Dorothea Ernst
“Complicated” or “Complex” – does it matter ??? !!
Why are we dealing with this question, you might wonder. Well, by now it has dawned on us that the story we would like to share is a complex rather than a complicated one, one for which the linear approach of writing a book seems to be somewhat insufficient and inappropriate.
Why complex rather than complicated? Does it matter? Well, a key difference between the two is that if something is complicated we can study it, analyse it, and if we work really hard we can understand such a system. The best thing is, by analysing and understanding how such a system has worked and behaved in the past, we will be able to say with almost certainty how it will behave in the future. A system that is complicated…
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