The Homeless Industrial Complex

Andrew Hening
9 min readJun 14, 2022

One of the most powerful insights from systems thinking is that system components (goals, feedback loops, flows) tend to configure themselves in predictable ways. These regular patterns are called “system archetypes.”

When you familiarize yourself with these archetypes, it becomes clear that many of society’s biggest challenges are just different versions of the same underlying systemic patterns.

“The [INSERT INDUSTRY] Industrial Complex”

Andrew Hening

UC Berkeley MBA and Harvard-recognized culture change leader sharing tools, strategies, and frameworks for untangling complex and messy challenges.