Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Complexities of the Evolution of Western Music.

Complexity; it gets everywhere! The BBC News website has recently posted an item outlining some scientific research into evolution of western music. The research used some complex analysis of the musical structure of over 17,000 tracks from the USA Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1960 and 2010. The researchers suggest that, “while musical evolution was ceaseless, there were […]

The ‘Edge of Chaos’ does not exist

On one of my web pages I have tried to describe a spectrum of complexity and this has caused me to revisit my understanding of a concept that seems to be a major source of ‘hype’ used to tout the application of complexity science to management and leadership. The concept I refer to is, ‘the […]