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The story of the frogs

Stanton Attree
This is a simulation of exponential growth as set out by Dennis Sherwood in his book, Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A manager's guide to applying systems thinking.  The story of the frogs is this:

A colony of frogs is living happily on one side of a large pond.  At the other side of the pond is a lily pad.  One day, a chemical pollutant flows into the pond, which has the effect of stimulating the growth of the lily pad so that it doubles every 24 hours.  This is a problem for the frogs, for if the lily pad were to cover the pond entirely, the frog colony would be wiped out.

•Q1: how would you describe the growth of the lily pad? •Q2: if the lily-pad can cover the entire pond in 50 days, on what day is the pond half covered? •Q3: The frogs have a method of stopping the growth of the lily-pad, but it takes them 10 days to put their method into effect.  What proportion of the pond is covered at the latest possible time the frogs can take action to save themselves?

Dennis Sherwood Frogs Story Lily Pad Pond Reinforcing Loop Exponential Seeing The Forest For The Trees

  • 7 months 6 days ago

STRATEGIC POWER TACTICS

Guy Lakeman
This map shows the tactics of those in power in the story plot
The antagonist will already have many in place before the protagonist and his team realize there is a problem and there is a story to be told to identify and remove the antagonist team by using tactics suited to them that destroy the antagonist and complete the problem solving process

Story Mind Social Tactics Strategy

  • 10 months 3 weeks ago

THE GUY LAKEMAN STORY TIMELINE

Guy Lakeman
This map shows the basic story plot outline of 14 complex scenes (plus sometimes a middle 8 making 15 total basics that can be split if necessary)
1) AN INTRO
2) 4 ACTS OF SAME LENGTH OF 3 COMPLEX SCENES EACH
a) A REASON AND MOTIVATION TO SOLVE THE STORY PROBLEM
b) MIDDLE 2 ACTS ARE OFTEN A LONG ACT 2 MIXING THE 6 COMPONENTS of 3 finding purpose(s) and 3 finding method(s)
A MIDDLE 8 SCENE IS OFTEN HALF WAY THROUGH STORY as a revery
c) A FINAL ACT OF 3 SCENES EVALUATING SOLVING THE STORY PROBLEM
3) AN OUTRO, CONCLUSION AND TEASE TO NEXT STORY if problem solved by other problem is exposed or created

Story Mind Social

  • 10 months 3 weeks ago