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Chapter 6. The Basics of Self-Organization

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

—Immanuel Kant, philosopher (1742–1804)

For centuries, mathematicians have preferred to work with linear (ordered) systems, and they considered nonlinear (complex) systems to be a special group. But reality is full of paradoxes. Nonlinear systems are the norm and abundant throughout the universe, whereas linear systems are a rare and special breed. Someone once said that distinguishing between linear and nonlinear systems is ...


Cover of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders


Self-organization is a characteristic of many successful agile teams. This reading provides insights on the concepts and benefits of self-organization.