Nonlinear Ventures brings together best practices in systems thinking, decision making, and data visualization to help leaders understand and address wicked problems. These intractable challenges typically share similar characteristics:
– Each is unique and without formulaic solution
– Boundaries are fuzzy and span disciplines
– Vocal stakeholders do not agree on the path forward
– ‘Solutions’ may cause new, often worse, problems
We work with government agencies, NGOs, and researchers to untangle challenges and identify leverage points for change. Together, we seek flexible, data-driven strategies that can be evaluated and adapted for maximum benefit as the system responds. While our focus is primarily on climate (wildfire - coastal restoration - benefit cost analysis) and community resilience, we are excited to take on any wicked problem with our partners.