Author Archives: phil

About phil

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

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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Trump Twitter Word Cloud Update

I re-did the President Trump Twitter Word Cloud, the updated word cloud is below. I now have a version of Twitter4J that has the capacity to download the extended tweets of 280 chars. Also trumps tweeting is pretty high volume … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Twitter Word Map

I used twitter4j and R to make a word map of Donald Trump’s tweets. I thought it would be interesting to see what his most used words are. The program downloads 3000 of his most resent tweets, unfortunately it cannot … Continue reading

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Updated Daniel Morgan Network

I have processed more of the Daniel Morgan data, and thus have an updated network of the data. Below is a visualisation of the data produced by extracting the network structure from Neo4J using R and iGraph, then saving the … Continue reading

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