What are Unintended Consequences?

What are Unintended Consequences?

In the first video of this series, Paul Orlando lays down the basics for what a system is and some contemporary examples of systems. Furthermore, he will explore how second-order thinking leads to unintended consequences and system surprises.
Overview

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so they say. In the first video of this series, Paul Orlando lays down the basics for what a system is and some contemporary examples of systems. Furthermore, he will explore how second-order thinking leads to unintended consequences and system surprises.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand what a system is and some common examples of systems

  • Learn what unintended consequences means

  • Comprehend second-order thinking and how it leads to system surprises

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Paul Orlando

Paul Orlando

Paul's writing on "unintended consequences" comes from his work delving into the systems that he works to impact. He is the founder of Startups Unplugged, a consulting firm devoted to helping large organizations execute with the speed of startups. To do this, Paul often builds startup accelerators and incubators, helping organizations generate more revenue and enabling communities to attract new businesses. He is adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, running the institution's Incubator and in the past built other innovation programmes globally including AcceleratorHK in Hong Kong and the Laudato Si startup incubator in Rome. Paul graduated from Cornell University and Columbia Business School.

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