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I was a college freshman in 1970 when Buckminster Fuller held his left hand up in front of us and asked us what we saw. I was an engineering student in a design class called the World Game. Like everyone else, I saw a left hand. I missed the metaphor and the reality. What Bucky Fuller saw was a complex system in constant flux integrated with other complex systems. I got my first lesson in seeing the big picture, the complexities of relationships, influences, and interdependencies of organic, mechanical, and organizational systems. I also got my first lesson in how systems work to maintain pattern integrity through creative adaptation to change. It was a transformative moment for me.
- Published: 27 June 2012