Guru Madhavan is Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar, Senior Director of Programs, and Director of the Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) at the US National Academy of Engineering. His new book is on how to solve wicked problems anywhere, but it is also rooted in a particular place--Binghamton, New York--where Guru did his graduate training at Binghamton University and where we first met and started working with each other. Join me as we discuss the general nature of wicked problems and how Binghamton and Binghamton University can become a city and university that is adept at solving them.


Guru's first book: Applied Minds: How Engineers Think

Guru's new book: Wicked Problems: How to Engineer a Better World

My earlier print conversation with Guru: Systems Engineering as Cultural Group Selection

My short essay with Guru titled Complex Maladaptive Systems