Big Logic

As much spotlight as we give Big Data, we would be wise to share attention with Big Logic.  This is the art and practice of considering intended and unintended impacts in large social systems like organizations, communities and networks. It is discovering impacts, not speculating or assuming what they are or could be based on our mental or political models. It's asking new question about what actually happens when we do and don't take action on any parts of social systems.

There are so many examples of old ways of doing things that result in paradoxical outcomes, things getting worse or sustained in status quo when the "right" things are done.  How we come to new questions is considering natural patterns of how people think, behave and interact. Big logic is more than big data. It is pattern sensing beyond the conclusions and collusions of data.