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Complexity & Go - with Stuart French

  • Jan 30, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Complexity & Go - Go Training session

The concept of using games to model and practice business strategies has been around for quite a while but is undergoing a resurgence with the rise of popularity in "gamification".

The ancient games of Go and Chess have been used as metaphors for the Complex and Complicated domains respectively. Learning the difference is a great way to recognise and explore complex environments for appropriate practice and management.

The session aims to help you:
1. View complexity theory in a tacit and engaging way,
2. Apply this to how you look at business and managing change,
3. Discover the game of Go as both a metaphor and a brain training exercise for managing success in complex environments.

Please join us after the event where we will continue the conversation over dinner.

To learn more about Stuart, follow his blog and tweets:

  • @DeltaKnowledge

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  • Nicky H.

    Insights from Complexity & Go available at

    February 6, 2013

  • Stuart F.

    Hi all, thanks for letting Faith and I share our love of this simple but oh, so complex little game. The Surrounding Game documentary that Andy mentions below is something I am supporting and since it is in English, it should help us get the word out even more. If you are interested in watching the Anime I mentioned you can see the first episode here: and the American Go Association has a list of Go software here:
    Stay in touch and if you would like me to run a session for your organisation, let me know.

    February 1, 2013

  • Dick C.

    Thanks Stuart for showing how to play Go! This session also shows that complexity can have no linkage to the number of rules. In fact, chess has more rules but only considered as complicated.

    January 31, 2013

  • Meredith L.

    Great presentation Stuart - lots of food for thought. Thanks to Andy for organising it.

    January 31, 2013

  • Helen

    I have seen people playing GO for a long time, but haven't really get a chance to understand it. I am glad I finally had that chance and would like to learn more about it.

    It was a very good learning process for me from playing the game to learning how it can relate to projects and the way we approach things in real life. Stuart is a great teacher. Thanks Andy for organising it. I really enjoyed it.

    January 31, 2013

  • Andrew DuLaney S.

    A fantastic evening. Go is becoming established in the west. Here is a Kickstarter project for Go: The Surrounding Game: A Documentary Film by Cole D. Pruitt —

    January 30, 2013

  • Daan H.

    Finally I get to learn GO!. Thanks Stu, I enjoyed this session

    January 30, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Very informative session. Stuart had a very engaging style and delivered an entertaining and information packed session. Thanks for generously sharing your passion and knowledge of Go.

    January 30, 2013

  • Nicky H.

    Sorry I won't be attending tomorrow night. I'm sure the first meeting of the new year will keep everyone on the 'go'!

    January 29, 2013

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