[ 16/11/20 ]
Systems can be managed to extinction, most companies do exactly that.
Sustainability is something else.
It involves surviving over the long term.
By definition that involves exploration and experimentation.
There is no set of rules (even meta rules) that guarantee survival.
One needs to be constantly on the lookout for novel threat and opportunity, at the same time as one is being responsible for the known limits of biological and social systems.
We are complex adaptive systems.
Any attempt to over simplify us or the environment in which we live will eventually result in failure.
We need to accept complexity and diversity, and show both a lot of respect.