The MIX Fix A weekly dashboard of activity on Management Innovation eXchange July 23, 2010
Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr - a few giants so dominate the web app world that it's hard for anyone else to make an impression. We've spent some time looking beyond the leading sites, though, and discovered a host of interesting tech startups. Some take existing web app ideas and add a new spin of their own.
The twelve leverage points to intervene in a system were proposed by Donella Meadows , a scientist and system analyst focused on environmental limits to economic growth. The leverage points, first published in 1997, were inspired by her attendance at a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meeting in the early 1990s where she realized that a very large new system was being proposed but the mechanisms to manage it were ineffective.