Author Archives: phil

About phil

Complex systems theorist, applying complexity theory to the operations of organisations.

Chip – the Algorithmic Savings App

I came across an App, probably while aimlessly surfing, that is an algorithmic savings plan. I think that is the best way to describe it, or at least its a way to describe it. The point of Chip is that … Continue reading

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Images for Academic Work

I am always searching for places to get images that I can use in my academic work, teaching slides, presentations etc. To help me, and perhaps others, I have made a list of sources. Creative Commons, and their search facility. … Continue reading

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President Trump Twitter Word Cloud Last 2000 tweets

Had another crack at this, its interesting to see what Trump’s tweets are doing. This is using R and Twitter4J again, so more like the first one that I did.

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Crypto Wars Podcasts

My first attempts at podcasts for this site, produced sometime ago on YouTube, were two videos about the Crypto Wars. This is the story about the attempts to control the use of strong encryption in the late 1990s, and then … Continue reading

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Complexity and the collapse of the financial system – from the Archive

Originally Posted on January 14, 2015 by Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience by Philip Garnett and Brett Cherry Finance influences everything, from the growth of businesses and employment to capital and even public services. As the world becomes increasingly subject to the all-encompassing influence … Continue reading

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Total Systemic Failure?

My new paper, “Total Systemic Failure?”, is out (this link should get you a free copy for a limited time). I wanted to write something that was more a big picture look at how the world is working. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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