Breakthroughs show readers the world of Tricky Mixes as key pathways to breakthrough advances--estimates of human potential may never be the same again.
Dynamic Systems theories and research provide the backbone concepts for Breakthroughs. Yet, readers discover that new Dynamic Mixes reveal untapped human potential in everyday situations not just in rigorous scientific studies. Individuals, small groups, and large organizations often get "stuck" in their progress by failing to respect and explore the complex interacting factors impacting their situations.
Breakthroughs present countless examples which reveal that variants of the same dynamic processes underlie being stuck, versus progressing at modest rates, or advancing at turbo speeds. These examples and events are drawn from research with Keith E. Nelson’s colleagues plus many independent labs around the world, as well as from first-person episodes of many kinds and from many sources. New cross-domain explorations and new insights propel readers into much higher levels of creativity, innovation, rapid learning, social problem solving, curiosity, and life balance. The Dynamic Tricky Mix perspective in most contexts helps shake up and improve paths toward solutions. In times of crisis, as in the Covid-19 pandemic, it becomes especially important to bring this kind of thinking to bear.