Cats in Borneo

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CATS IN BORNEO The video talks about a true story that happened in Borneo in the 1950’s which illustrates the importance of systems thinking. Systems thinking focuses on the interrelation between a system's constituent parts and how systems work over time and within the context of larger systems. The people in the island of Borneo were affected by malaria. WHO, as a solution to get rid of the malaria-infested mosquitoes, sprayed the huts with DDT(dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane). DDT, while it killed the mosquitoes, brought along a series of troubles which ended up in the outbreak of plague. The farmers of Borneo had to again consult WHO for a solution. The World Health Organisation, this time, took to a rather funny decision of parachuting cats into the island to eat up the rats. The crux of the story is that when faced with a problem, one has to analyse it thoroughly, consider the future happenings, and then propose a solution to the problem.

GLOBAL CLOSET “The Global Closet Calculator” is a game which portrays the importance of interdependence and globalisation. The first part of the game was a refreshing session where I was asked to choose an attire, different clothes and accessories. I learnt from where in the globe the different clothes and accessories come from. The next part is where we manufacture pairs of jeans and MP3 headsets. I chose to manufacture jeans. For each pair of jeans, different material such as cotton, dye and water must be used. I could learn what kind of cotton and dye must be used, how the cotton is to be cultivated and where the stock has to be sold, in order to rake in profits. The badges at the end of the game made me realize how good a trader I am in terms of fair trade, money making and environment-friendly manufacturing.

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