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Complexity Network Chicago

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Metropolitan Club

233 S. Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

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For the upcoming event on March 2, we will take up the topic of social networks: manifestly complex systems, As a jumping off point, we will use Niall Ferguson's new bestselling book "The Square and The Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook." Ferguson offers an accessible introduction to networks. Moreover, he claims we are in an unusual period of time – when relatively small groups can have more influence than towering institutions. Please join us and explore this together.

Please contact < ComplexityNetworkChicago@gmail.com >

How To Know You Are Experiencing Complexity . . .

Let's continue our discussion. Looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues on March 2nd.

Charles Faulkner & Amy Segami


Are you facing more unintended consequences? Are carefully conceived plans going awry? Do unexpected events emerge out of nowhere? Does a small change get blown out of proportion? And at other times do extensive and expensive efforts come to nothing? If so, you are in the midst of a Complex situation ... while thinking it is something else.

Decode Complexity and Enrich Your Professional Network

Join us for an evening including a short talk, informal discussions, and happy hour networking. All are welcome. Bring an open mind and stories to share. You do not need to be a member of the Metropolitan Club to attend. Feel free to bring friends and colleagues. One registration per person.

Complexity isn't a frontier. It's already here.

Complexity used to only concern governments, their militaries and large corporations. With exponentially increasing technology, media and the international Internet of everything, Complexity now affects all of us – in our work and in our lives. We know this from the above symptoms, our resulting frustrations and lack of intended results.

Despite all the changes in the world, most people haven’t realized how much the world has changed. Or what these changes mean. They know most everything is more confusing, complicated, complex or something. Most often, they confuse something being Complicated – like their car or smartphone or even a process at work for a situation being Complex – like their health, social media or a management strategy. It turns out these are two completely different environments – really different worlds – that require very different mindsets to succeed.

Complexity is a new territory that needs a different kind of situation awareness and decision-making – a new framework with new concepts, questions, and strategies to take advantage of it. It is an education none of us are getting. And not just for governments, corporations, and techies, but for executives, entrepreneurs, all of us.

Complexity is all around us and within us, as well. It can lead to conflict and confusion. If you could be aware of its dynamics and aspects, you could apply strategies that increase your degrees of freedom.

At each session, new topics will be introduced and discussed. Here is a brief outline and takeaways of what we had discussed so far. There will be an in-depth seminar/workshop coming soon to Chicago area.

- Complicated vs Complexity: Apply better Decision Making for the situation accordingly.
- Various Perception About The World: Know the limitation and bias.
- Six Essential Aspects of Complexity: Recognize The Cues.
- Mindsets and multiple ways to utilize, leverage and influence complex situations: Professional applications, e.g. Studio Strategies™ on dealing with complexity perceptions and situations. (Read more)

Protocol & Registration Deadline

Please register in advance by paying a small nonrefundable registration fee. Light hors-d'oeuvres are available. As an attendee, you pay for your own drinks. After the happy hour networking ends at 7:00 pm, there will be an optional dinner which everyone is invited to join. You will pay for your own food and drinks if you choose to participate.

Registration closes by 2 pm on the day of the event. There are absolutely no refunds. If you plan to transfer the ticket to a colleague, please log in your own Eventbrite account and update the attendee name. Please do this asap so that the organizer could update the building security list.

Since space is limited, if you are not able to attend, kindly let us know so that someone else on the waitlist could take your place. Relax. No excuse is necessary.

Dress Code: Business Casual

No blue jeans, please.

If you are not early, you're late. You are most welcome to arrive at the club as early as 3 pm. There is a business lounge on the 67th floor for you to relax, enjoy the great view of Chicago, grab a drink, and catch up with your emails. Most likely, you will meet some early birds from this team. Just ask the receptionist on the 67th floor about Complexity Network Chicago.

5:00 pm Check-in and Happy Hour Networking

5:30 - 6:30 pm Discussion

7:00 - 8:30 pm* Optional casual dinner to continue the discussion.

Getting There

For parking and travel information, click here.

Meet at the lounge area located on the 67th floor of the Metropolitan Club, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. Phone: 312.876.3200 for direction only.

For all other questions, please email ComplexityNetworkChicago@gmail.com

or Text (312) 612-9211

Allow extra time for the building security, elevator ride, and room navigation.

* Dinner and drinks are not included in the nonrefundable $5 registration fee. You pay for your own drinks and gratuity by cash or credit card. Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres are available from 5 to 5:30 pm.

  • Remember that attire is Business Casual.

  • Absolutely no refunds. Tickets are transferable to a friend or colleague. Please alert us about the changes, ComplexityNetworkChicago@gmail.com or Text Amy at (312) 612-9211

  • For building security, please pre-register before 2 pm on the day of the event and pay a non-refundable registration fee.

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Looking forward to seeing you.

Charles Faulkner & Amy Segami

Complexity Networking Chicago Co-Founders

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