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Think:Act magazine exploring complexity

Can dogs fly in Silicon Valley?
Probably not, but no one is perfect. Even trying to be is the wrong way to get around complexity, argues the Internet Engineering Task Force in Silicon Valley.

Find a new perspective
It's worth remembering that switching to a bird's point of view will change the way you see the problems ahead of you. This is just one of the many strategies to handle complexity discussed in this Think:Act issue.

Follow your gut feeling
If you're not able to get a full overview and understand the situation, trust your first instinct, says Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute. The results of this strategy are remarkably good as it calls on your experience and tacit knowledge.

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