Managing Complexity

Managing Complexity In Your Head

Finding it hard to understand a complex phenomenon?

How do you manage complexity in your head?

1. Visualization / Imagination

Imagination by Katrina Kaif


‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination’ – Imagination by Katrina Kaif

Language and words are discrete. Visualize, so you see ‘all’, ‘the whole’ at once.

  • Organization
  • Connected Structure – how parts are connected to form the whole; what happens when a part is changed.
  • Chunking

2. Abstraction

Create Abstractions to help you see whole in terms of abstract concepts, when it’s hard to see ‘whole’ at once.

  • Visualization is usually top-down; creating abstractions can be done both bottom-up and top-down.
  • Recursive definitions are one type of abstraction.
  • Naming.
  • Concept borrowed from Computer Science; applicable across disciplines.

3. Generalization



‘Have a good day , and a great week , and just a wonderful life in general ! ‘ – Generalization by Katrina Kaif

Abstract classes and classes of behaviors into Generalizations.

Science is all about discovering generalizations.

4. Systems Thinking

Divide the whole into systems and the systems into sub-systems and their interactions – Systems Thinking.

5. Knowledge Ontology

Organize generalizations into Knowledge Ontology.

Move up and down between Multiple Levels Of Abstractions.

Concept borrowed from Artificial Intelligence (AI).

6. Point of View / Perspective


Perspective by Katrina Kaif

Find new Points of view from which to look at the domain under consideration (examples include how American Physicist Richard Feynman found new way of looking at interactions between light and matter which helped him discard infinities and formulate QED).




‘Seeing the world through different glasses’ – Point of view, zooming in and out by Katrina Kaif

  • Understand part (representative element / elements) to understand the whole – Part – Whole.
  • Lens tool – “zoom in” and “zoom out”.







‘If plan A didn’t work stay cool, the Alphabet has 25 more letters’ – Google Alphabet by Katrina Kaif

  • Problem – Sub-problem
    • Examples
      • Recursion
      • Dynamic Programming
      • Mathematical Induction


  • Individual Element – Whole 
    • Examples
      • Matrix Multiplication: individual element = respective row * column
      • Proof of Inclusion Exclusion Principle.
      • Coloring Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Telescoping Tool (Mathematical Problem Solving; Series Summation)
  • Local Behavior – Global Behavior
    • Invariance Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Change in individual states – Invariant Global function.
    • Iteration in Computing
      • Thinking in terms of change in state in an iteration.



At the end of the day: ‘Hold on, I’ve gotta overthink about it!’ – Managing complexity by Katrina Kaif

Miraculous Powers

 Miraculous Powers

  • Healing; Body enhancement; Everlasting youth. 
  • Moving to any location at will; Teleportation; Disappearance – Reappearance; Bilocation; Parallel existence (Time travel).
  • Resurrection of the dead.
  • Determining birth, family and death.
  • Forgiving sins.
  • Precognition; Future vision; Prophecy.
  • Mind control; Knowing hearts, Reading minds.
  • Sensing, Controlling body organs; Sensing, Controlling multiple bodies at once (Mind over bodies).
  • Intensifying bodily senses; Hypersensitivity; Full-body multiple Feelings; Supersensitivity, Higher Feelings (Million times more intense. See NDE.).
  • Reshaping / Redesigning human body, organs & physiology (Feelings; Space, Planet).
  • Telepathy; Automatic translation of thought from one language to another (Language-independent medium).
  • Telepathic communication with animals.
  • Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (ET).
  • Clairvoyance; Remote viewing.
  • Communication with the deceased; Communication with spirits.
  • Past life memory recall.
  • Electronic gadget control; Electronic communication control; Creating, editing Information / Audio / Video.
  • Telekinesis; Mind over matter.
  • Going back in time (one week; one year; Prehistoric) with others.
  • Moving to other Universes / Worlds; Fantastic worlds.
  • Protecting lives of people; Protection from harm.
  • Creating new Worlds; Creating new Universes.
  • Levitation; Flight.
  • Walking on water.
  • Exorcism.
  • Transfiguration.
  • Feeding multitude; Material creation; Transmutation.
  • Weather control.
  • Evolving one species into another at will (Metamorphosis).
  • Turning non-living into living; Giving life.

Miraculous Powers – 01: Miracles of Jesus

Miraculous Powers – 02: Science of Miracles, Miracles as Technology (Pointers for exploration)

7 Principles To Live By

7 Principles To Live By

1. # Maximizing Happiness And Feelings As Meaning Of Life   (God created the Universe for His own Happiness and Feelings; created the Universe as His abiding place.)

2. # Promote Innovation And Creative Expression

3. # Focus On Challenges Milestones Prizes Accomplishments

4. # You Receive According To Your Deeds Over All Lives Lived   (Believe in Reincarnation and Karma.)

5. # Reward Punishment Comes As Materialistic Gains Or Losses And As Feelings

6. # Learning Earning Business Politics Research Engineering Count As Good Deeds

7. # Earth Shall Become Paradise   (God, on His ‘Second Coming’ in human form, destroys all evil and evil temptation. At the end of ‘Apocalypse’, God institutes ‘Final Judgment’. God establishes His everlasting Kingdom on Earth. God rules over all Nations. God rules over all Planets.)

“He (Christ) ascended into heaven. He comes again with great power and glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.”


#Roman Catholic Church

#Sufism   Dawah Movement 

Movements and Missions, Principles To Live By

Movements and Missions. Principles To Live By.

1. # Empowerment Of People

2. # High Quality Education For All

3. # High Quality Health Care For All

4. # High Speed Internet For All

5. # Internet For Mass Collaboration 

6. # Entrepreneurship Development

7. # Finance And Banking For All

8. # Employment For All

9. # Lets Build Nations

10. # Democracy For Nations

11. # Free Market Economy For Nations

12. # Ensure Ease Of Doing Business 

13. # Freedom Of Expression

14. # Empower The Poor

15. # Equal Dignity For All   # Justice For All   # Uphold Human Rights

16. # Minority Rights   # Black Lives Matter

17. # Maximizing Happiness And Feelings As Meaning Of Life

18. # Promote Innovation And Creative Expression

19. # You Receive According To Your Deeds

20. # Mutual Trust And Cooperation Among Nations   # Bilateral International Relations

21. # Nuclear Weapon Free World

22. # Bio And Chemical Weapon Free World   # Eliminate Weapons Of Mass Destruction

23. # Combat Climate Change Through Tech Innovation

24. # Youth Empowerment

25. # Social Media For Societal Transformation

26. # Women Empowerment    # He For She   # Gender Equality   # High Quality Education For Girls   # End Forced Child Marriage   # End Violence Against Women

27. # Build Stronger Families

28. # Stop Extremism Led Violence

29. # Say No To Corruption    # Financial Transparency

30. # Stop Organized Crime

31. # Stop Drug Trafficking

32. # Arms And Gun Control

33. # Stop Human Trafficking

# Nuclear Weapon Free World


  • Iran (Elimination of Future Threats).


  • North Korea.
  • India and Pakistan: Bilateral agreements for gradual decrease in Nuclear arsenal.


  • Agreement: United States, UK, France, China, Russia & Israel.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016 – 2030)global_goals_logos_chart


#Roman Catholic Church

#Sufism   Dawah Movement 

Important Links:

“Marrying a Prince not a prerequisite for being a Princess. (link:” – Emma Watson on Twitter (Feb 22, 2015).

@EmmaWatson Queen  (Twitter link)

আজকের উপলব্ধিতে বাংলাদেশ [২৪.০৭.১৬]


“তথ্যমন্ত্রী তার বক্তব্যে বাংলাদেশে সমাজতন্ত্র এবং মুক্ত বাজার অর্থনীতির বিকাশ তুলে ধরেন। অর্থমন্ত্রীকে উদ্দেশ করে বাম রাজনৈতিক ধারার সাথে যুক্ত ইনু বলেন, ‘আপনি খালেদা জিয়া ও পূর্বতন শাসকদের অর্থনৈতিক পরিকল্পনা থেকে একটা দিক বদল করেছেন।'”

“বেসামরিক বিমান চলাচল ও পর্যটনমন্ত্রী রাশেদ খান মেননের সভাপতিত্বে সভায় দেশের মানুষের ভোটের অধিকার রক্ষায় পুনরায় আন্দোলন গড়ে তোলার কথা বলা হয়।”

পশ্চিম বাংলা এবং উত্তর পূর্ব ভারত

গত কদিনের হালচাল

“সংবিধানের ৬৬(২) (ঘ) অনুচ্ছেদ অনুসারে, কোনো ব্যক্তি সংসদ সদস্য নির্বাচিত হওয়ার যোগ্য হবেন না, যদি তিনি ফৌজদারি অপরাধে দোষী সাব্যস্ত হয়ে কমপক্ষে দুই বছরের কারাদণ্ডে দণ্ডিত হন এবং মুক্তিলাভের পর পাঁচ বছর অতিবাহিত না হয়ে থাকে। সে হিসেবে নিজাম হাজারী ২০১৫ সালের আগে সংসদ সদস্য হতে পারেন না।”


“সম্মেলনের এক দিন আগে দলের জাতীয় কমিটির প্রধান ডেবি ওয়াজারম্যান স্কালজ পদত্যাগ করেছেন। হিলারিবিরোধী সমর্থকেরা বিশাল প্রতিবাদ সমাবেশ করেছেন ফিলাডেলফিয়ায়। ডেমোক্র্যাটদের অনৈক্য প্রকাশ্য হয়ে উঠেছে।”

আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [২৫.০১.১৬]

নাগরিক ঐক্য

“গত ১১ জানুয়ারি ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়ার মাদ্রাসা ছাত্র মাসুদুর রহমানকে কোন অপরাধে হত্যা করা হলো? কওমি মাদ্রাসার ছাত্র-শিক্ষকেরা সবসময়ই শান্তির পক্ষে: জুনায়েদ বাবুনগরী।”

রাজনৈতিক সংস্কার Political Reform

“বিলীন হওয়ার পথে বিএনপি”

বাণিজ্য ও অর্থনীতি Business & Economy

Tahsin’s Reading List: Business, Management & Industrial Engineering

Project Management


Systems Thinking

Operations Research