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Science Board member Simon Levin wins National Medal of Science for his research in ecological complexity May 20, 2016 -

This week the president awarded SFI's Simon Levin the U.S. National Medal of ...

Applying complexity in The City Different May 6, 2016 -

SFI and the City of Santa Fe join a federally funded initiative to find innovative ...

Video: Carlos Castillo-Chavez on deadly lessons from emerging diseases May 6, 2016 -

On April 12, Carlos Castillo-Chavez unraveled the complex factors that fuel the spread of deadly ...

Accounting for politics in green energy transitions April 22, 2016 -

A new computational model by SFI Omidyar Fellow Marion Dumas and colleagues forecasts 50-year carbon ...

In first 72 Hours of Science, SFI postdocs test the limits of transdisciplinary science April 20, 2016 -

In a test of the limits of scientific collaboration, 15 postdocs holed up in a ...

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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

CompanyLocation
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
Fidelity Investments Boston, MA
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
MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) Washington, D.C.
Morgan Stanley New York, NY
OppenheimerFunds New York, NY
Pfizer Inc. New York, NY
Steelcase, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI
Syngenta Basel, Switzerland
The Harvest Group Rogers, AR
The MITRE Corporation McLean, VA
Thomson Reuters Philadelphia, PA
Thornburg Investment Management Santa Fe, NM
Towers Watson Reigate, UK
Vizient, Inc. Irving, TX