Chapter 2. Adapt or Die

The Adaptive Cycle. Resilience and Adaptive Cycles, Holling and Gunderson (2002)
  1. Successful actors in an ecosystem (ex, animals in a natural habitat, businesses in an economy) enjoy a long period where they conserve their previous dominance (K)
  2. But when a shock hits this tightly-coupled (and possibly highly-efficient) system there’s a sudden release of previously trapped potential (Ω)
  3. Actors in the ecosystem now start to re-organise quickly to adapt to the new conditions (ɑ)
  4. Some fail to do this and don’t survive (X)
  5. However, those that exploit new sources of value effectively not only survive but thrive (r) and can later conserve their new found dominance (K) — until a shock hits the system again (Ω).
source: Statista

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