Ever wonder why groups sometimes act in sync even though there's no centralized authority guiding them? Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit -- when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

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    Math. Love this font by the way. That's what is inspiring.

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  • Read about the complex networks studied by Steven Strogatz.

  • Learn more about the value of decentralization in governance.

  • Be willing to give up a little control in your life, sometimes yielding allows for the natural order to create sync.

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