The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges

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Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges - from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change - are not working. These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances. They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans. Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response. Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholders - not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those solutions in the real world, use the data to further refine them, and test them again. Hassan builds on a decade of experience - as well as drawing from cutting-edge research in complexity science, networking theory, and sociology - to explain the core principles and daily functioning of social labs, using examples of pioneering labs from around the world. He offers a new generation of problem solvers an effective, practical, and exciting new vision and guide.



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ISBN-13: 9781536647266
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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