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Diversity and Complexity

How Diversity Can Contribute to The Performance of Adaptive Systems

By Scott E. Page
18-minute read
Diversity and Complexity by Scott E. Page

Diversity and Complexity (2011) offers an in-depth examination of the nature of the world's complex systems, from natural ecosystems to economic markets. It outlines the reasons that diversity within such systems is so crucial, as well as showing how diversity helps fuel innovation and novelty.

  • Scientists or graduate students who study biology, ecology or evolution
  • Political scientists interested in complex social systems
  • Economists or marketers wanting to learn more about how innovation happens

Scott E. Page is an author, social scientist and professor at the University of Michigan. He's also the director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute. He's written several books, including The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies.

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