Author: olafbrugman

Higher Education in Brazil from a systems perspective

 

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CBESP XI, 2018. photo: Olaf Brugman (c)

Investments in higher education are needed to increase access to higher education in Brazil, to accelerate technological innovation, and to combat widespread corruption. These are some key conclusions of the 11th Brazilian Conference on Private Higher Education (“CBESP XI”), convened by ABMES, the Brazilian Association of Organisations Maintaining Higher Education, held in June on the Island of Comandatuba, Brazil.

Systems Practice

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View on Linz from Sankt Magdalena Raiffeisen Bildungszentrum – photo (c) Olaf Brugman

The IFSR Conversations on Systems Science that took place in April 2018, in the Austrian city of Linz, were the first I participated in. They have proven to be an almost priceless opportunity to converse and work for a week with fellow-systems practitioners and to discuss, define and elaborate solutions for challenges in our societies. We worked on Systems Practice: how can we equip system practitioners with the collective system science skills to observe, understand, and steer complex systems?

Choosing the Right Leadership for the Long-Term and Sustainable Business

 

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Controlling Desires. (c) by Vilma Machado, 2009.

How to get the right leadership to lead a business in a viable way while contributing materially to sustainable development? This article explores the necessity to take a long-term approach to business development, the nature of solution design by leaders, and their implications for getting the right leadership for long-term viable and sustainable business development.