Kurt A. Richardson
Kurt A. Richardson, PhD is the owner of Emergent Publications; a publishing house that specializes in complexity-related publications, and is the owner of Exploratory Solutions, a small company set-up to develop software to support decision making in complex environments. Kurt is also a co-founder and Chief Systems Architect of Inergy Systems, a hardware and software company specializing in products and services in the area of smart energy grid technology, as well as a Principal Systems Engineer for LinQuest Corporation, contracting to US Space Force with a focus on SATCOM support and planning tools. Kurt was a Senior Systems Engineer for the NASA Gamma-Ray Large Area Telescope (now Fermi). Kurt’s academic interests include the philosophical implications of assuming that everything we observe is the result of complex underlying processes, the relationship between structure and function, analytical frameworks for intervention design, and robust methods of reducing complexity, which have resulted in the publication of over fourtyjournal papers and book chapters, and ten books. He is the Managing/Production Editor for the international journal Emergence: Complexity & Organization and is on the review board for the journals Systemic Practice and Action Research, and Systems Research and Behavioral Science. In his spare time he plays tennis, plays piano and guitar and composes music.