Forms of Reasoning in Pattern Management and in Strategic Intelligence

Part of the Complex Networks and Dynamic Systems book series (CNDS, volume 1)


The contemporary world is full of information. It has been said that in the seventeenth century, an average person acquired the same amount of information in their whole lifetime about their world as we get from a single newspaper every day (Scholte 1996). The amount of information flowing constantly around us is huge, but only a small fraction of it is useful or valid for us as such. Not so long ago, information and knowledge were scarce and therefore very valuable. Nowadays, most information is free and easy to access, but a rapid understanding of it is rare (Weick 2001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alternative Futures, YATTAHelsinkiFinland

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