Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Leadership as defined by culture, profession and gender

There are many variables that go into the making of a leader. Culture, which in itself has many variables (race, religion, language, etc.), is one such variable. To understand ethnic-minority leadership one has to invest in understanding cultural influence, in … Continue reading

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The Finnish education sys­tem can­not be copied, but parts of it can be ex­por­ted

Finnish education is in demand internationally. Education export is an effective way of solving challenges and building a better future. “The Funda Ujabule School, established on the University of Johannesburg campus in Soweto six years ago, follows the Finnish approach … Continue reading

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Finland – Un­der­stand­ing pu­pils and learn­ing are at the core of teach­er’s work

Unlike in almost all other countries, Finnish teachers train for their profession at a university. This has been the case for over 40 years. “University-level teacher education ensures that teaching is linked with the most up-to-date research results,” says Professor of … Continue reading

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Complexity and Co-Evolution: Continuity and Change in Socio-Economic Systems

Book – The aim for this book is to offer stimulus to those wishing to engage with the concepts and tools provided by the emerging paradigm of thought on complexity and at the same time to foster new debate on co-evolutionary issues within … Continue reading

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A cluster-growing dimension of complex networks

The cluster-growing method has been widely used to measure the fractal dimension of complex networks. In this method, a seed node is chosen at random and the number of nodes centered at the seed node is calculated. The procedure is … Continue reading

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Network community detection from time series

We present a quasi-isometric mapping to transform complex networks into time series, which enables the network distance to be strictly preserved and allows to solve the network clustering problem from the perspective of its time series. In order to reconstruct … Continue reading

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Identifying influential nodes in complex networks

How to identify influential nodes in complex networks is still an open issue. In this paper, a new multi-evidence centrality is proposed based on evidence theory. The existing measures of degree centrality, betweenness centrality, efficiency centrality, and correlation centrality are taken into consideration in … Continue reading

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Strategic Intelligence

Intelligence is the provision of information about targets of concern, mostly foreign, for the use of decision makers, mostly governmental. The information normally prioritizes secrets and/or forecasts, and the degrees of animosity toward the targets are likely to shape the … Continue reading

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Personal Intelligence and Competencies

Personal intelligence concerns the ability to reason about personality and personality-related information; it includes both self-knowledge and knowledge about the personalities of other people. Personal intelligence encompasses a wide range of areas of reasoning from perceiving cues to personality to planning one’s … Continue reading

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Creative Intelligence in the 21st Century

Book – How can creative individuals and societies adapt to complex 21st-century conditions? Will civilizations thrive or collapse in the decades to come if they are not creative enough, or if they are too creative? Interest in these questions is … Continue reading

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