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Video: Jordan Ellenberg on the power of uncertainty and contradiction Oct. 19, 2016 -

During an October 18 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, mathematician Jordan Ellenberg explored how ...

Intro to Complexity MOOC: 27,000 served and counting Oct. 10, 2016 -

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Study: When a group must solve hard problems, it's best to design the team around its learning style Oct. 7, 2016 -

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Ecologists gather the pieces of a first-principles-derived ecological theory Sept. 21, 2016 -

A team of ecologists met at SFI recently to begin synthesizing an efficient theory that ...

What kind of human-AI hybrid do we wish to become? Sept. 7, 2016 -

In Nautilus, SFI President David Krakauer takes a critical look at artificial intelligence in light ...

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Member Profile - Katherine Collins, Honeybee Capital

SFI Trustee Katherine Collins considers herself a “consilient investor,” and consilience – evidence from unrelated sources converging to strong conclusions – is her defining passion. After a successful management career with Fidelity and with it, a key role in SFI’s Business Network, Collins sought a more holistic approach to finance. This led her to pursue theological studies at Harvard Divinity School, and eventually to start her own research and consulting firm, Honeybee Capital, which focuses on “integrated investing.” “What’s drawn me to SFI is not just their tolerance for multidisciplinary work, but their passion for it,” she says. “I’ve seen too many negative consequences of isolated specialization.” That specialization was a contributing factor in the 2008 financial crisis, and Collins credits SFI with giving her the perspective – and the ability to fight what she calls a “cultural bias toward false certainty” – to survive the challenge to her business. After supporting the Institute as an individual donor, she and Honeybee joined the SFI Business Network in 2013. In November 2013 Collins was elected to SFI’s Board of Trustees. “Everything that’s interesting in the world is at the messy part around the borders,” she says. “The more borders you can cross, the better off you’ll be. SFI is the source of so many amazing ideas, and it’s shockingly accessible.”

Applied Complexity Network Members

AIG New York, NY
Baillie Gifford Edinburgh, Scotland
BlueMountain Capital Management New York, NY
BMGI Kirkland, WA
Change Science Institute Pompano Beach, Florida
Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group Newport, RI
ClearBridge Investments Baltimore, MD
Credit Suisse Asset Management New York, NY
Deere & Company Moline, IL
Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation San Jose, CA
Dialog Group Austin, TX
eBay, Inc. San Jose, CA
Google Inc. Mountain View, CA
Honeybee Capital Boston, MA
Icosystem Cambridge MA
IPSOS Science Centre Paris, France
Janus Capital Group Denver, CO
JMB Capital Partners Los Angeles, CA
LMM LLC Baltimore, MD
Morgan Stanley New York, NY
OppenheimerFunds New York, NY
Pfizer Inc. New York, NY
Steelcase, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI
Syngenta Basel, Switzerland
The MITRE Corporation McLean, VA
Thomson Reuters Philadelphia, PA
Thornburg Investment Management Santa Fe, NM
Vizient, Inc. Chicago, IL
Willis Towers Watson Reigate, UK