Javier Livas on Viable Systems vs. Complex Adaptive Systems
"Viable Systems meet Complex Adaptive Systems" video via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QrPxTUWt8A&feature=autofb
"Both systems survive and achieve certain goals, but they do it in very different ways. Viable Systems have a recursive structure and an identity that guides its management. Complex Adaptive Systems evolve towards the solutions in a very Darwinian fashion. You choose which type of system is the system you are trying to improve or to get results. See the differences and notice how they are alike. This transfers to knowledge about organizations and the way they treat liberty and markets."