Germany's potential for a new role in the world

Just the start of a model to answer to a post on linkedin: Germany has of course not the size to determine world politics, but it is big enough to serve as a role model that could foster change around the world. My concern, however, is that neither Angela Merkel nor Martin Schulz are of a visionary type to change towards a role model. Once, we follow the trend of higher military spending, and if we continue to ignore the proposals to emancipate Africa, and if we do not distinguish between sources and sinks e.g. when spending money in southern Europe, Germany would just stay a bit longer better off. Germany could show how quality and  ...»

iM Version 8 feat iM-Optimizer

This is just a very small model to show the iM-Optimizer feature coming with version 8 of the iMODELER. For more see the Menu....Presenter. Don't hesitate to ask for more explanation here on KNOW-WHY.NET and please post your own enhanced versions of this model.

+ACUMEN Systems Practice course: Culture of reflection group

I am taking part in the interesting online course:  This is our team's model (work in progress). Feel free to join the team. Guiding Star: A society that aims at improving society and oneself. (Taken from Star Trek) Near Star: Establish a culture of systemic reflection where people do not think that they know the answer already (based on gut feeling, sovereignty of interpretation, or similar) but instead get used to systemically explore the interconnections.  Framing Question: What are the obstacles towards a culture of reflection, what the concrete levers? Detail: With the latest rise of a post-truth era we have reached a climax of a reductionistic way of opinio ...»

National health care system

just a quick collection of the major arguments maybe one should explicitly distinguish between private and national insurances and between the stakes of healthier and those less healthy persons though the major implications are already included. please post your comments

Template Systemic SWOT Analysis

This is just a very small model to get an idea on how to model an enterprise in order to develop a systemic SWOT analysis. In a concrete case the 4 KNOW-WHY-Questions should help you to collect a lot of concrete hard (money, technology, ....) and soft (motivation, skills, relationships, ....) factors. You can continue to reflect on concrete measures to address your strengths and weaknesses.  With quantitative attribute you can monitor the current state of the factors. The position in the Insight Matrix shows the importance of the factors, their diameter the value of the attribute hence the current state. Compared to a classic SWOT analysis a systemic SWOT analysis from explorative qualitative cause and effect ...»

Bundestagswahl 2017: Wahlprogramme im Vergleich v1

Es gibt bereits ein Modell zum Vergleich der Wahlprogramme der großen Parteien zur Bundestagswahl 2013:  Hier nun die Möglichkeit, kollaborativ die aktuellen Wahlprogramme in den qualitativen Wirkungszusammenhang mit dem Wohl der Bürger zu stellen. Bei Fragen diese gern auf posten. Den Anfang macht eine noch gar nicht existente Partei mit dem Arbeitstitel Partei Vernunftbegabter Menschen ( Es geht darum je Partei (dazu bitte über die Eigenschaften der Faktoren Kategorien verwenden) - Problem - Ziel - Maßnahme - Finanzierung der Maßnahme in den Wirkungszusam ...»

The America Deserves Better (ADB) Movement

So far my systemic analyses on US politics were right: Now it is time to understand how the movement of the people can gain momentum. So, please add a comment on what is missing.

2017 - we can change

2016 - our challenge for 2017 for the sake of our future Let’s face it, 2016 was a terrible year. War, terror, refugees, Brexit, Trump, record CO2 levels, rising inequality etc. which interestingly are all connected as numerous cause and effect models from show. BTW: in one of the models I predicted early on Trump’s victory. After all it is your and my fault and it is you and me who can change it. Before I explain this a bit more here some horizon scanning on the year ahead, the echo-rooms and the post-truth era and the rise of demagogues, radicalism and nationalism. Terror, nationalism, refugees etc. are after all a symptom of inequality! The last years in Syria and in the coming years in ot ...»

Media, please stop reporting on (Berlin) terror and blaming the authorities

Schiller is said to have said that a comedy is working because unconsciously ordinary people are relieved to feel that other people are more stupid. Studies proofed that the most wanted parts of a newspaper are catastrophes and the horoscope. Catastrophes, because we unconsciously are relieved that this didn’t happen to us. Unfortunately, this is the reason why car accidents and terror attacks in our cities with comparable few casualties are way more relevant to us than the many more casualties there are every day because of wars, terror, and famines - many of which are actually due to the weapons we export and the way live and cause climate change. Of course, the terror in Berlin is devastating and yet, wher ...»