general / 16.09.2021

We are currently experiencing great changes: Climate change, digitalization, the Corona pandemic and weather events that destroy entire landscapes, as recently in the Ahr Valley. All this makes us feel what change means. Donella Meadows has described how, in times of change, people's fundamental ideas about who we are in this world also undergo major changes. With "Transcending paradigms" she described the changes in socially anchored attitudes, which are also the greatest levers in changing systems. Maja Göppel has written about this and described a summary of urgent...

general, highlights / 09.09.2021

Economies as complex systems can’t be described in one sentence. Looking into classrooms, students learn about economies as simple linear structures. They inhale demand and supply, production and consumer interests, money and currencies, prices and speculation. All that can easily be described by numbers and curves in a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional math. Leaving the classroom, we come to notice: Economy is more. It is not 2- or 3-dimensional. Especially the global economy - which evolved from cultivated assumptions and underlying paradigms - goes beyond that. How to emphasize the...

general, highlights / 26.02.2021

The Circular Economy already offers some answers to the question of how the economy could be in the future. However, the theory is not complete. It still lacks an idea how we as humans are described in this new world. How would people have to be or act if the theory of the Circular Economy were to become reality? We dare to attempt a formulation that - following the Circular Economy - we call Homo Circularis....

Tools / 23.08.2018

How can we deal with complex problem solving and transitioning? What can enable us to face global challenges? Is there still any chance to protect our climate and deal with upcoming changes? What can make us resilient and help us to manage crisis?   Methods Research and applied sciences have presented methods of Systems Thinking. These allow the development and advancement for a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy. The most important method is the Feeback-Loop. Action can either balance a system and...