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West: Science and philanthropy should take a broader complex systems view

Dec. 20, 2012 9:19 p.m.

In an interview in Alliance magazine, SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West appeals for a broader, networks-oriented view of problem solving, and philanthropy.

"There are two things I’m disappointed about in philanthropy these days," he says. "One is the reluctance to support basic research: it’s all oriented to solving very focused specific problems in specific places. We need the big picture as well as the very specific."

Read the article in Alliance (December 2012, subscription required)

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