butterfly effect

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the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e

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Often in the enthusiasm to improve our lives, we perhaps don't always see the butterfly effects, but they're there nonetheless - along with a price to pay.
"This Grand Bake Sale was a fantastic initiative by LuLu Hypermarket and Ramli Mall to encourage and connect with the local community of bakers in Bahrain," said Butterfly Effects director Anita Menon.
Butterfly Effects is a portfolio company of US-based private equity firm Moran Capital Partners, LLC.
Bloom and pianist/harpist Mary Jane Rupert (the Duo "2") concertized across the Midwest and Southeastern United States in fall 2013, performing music by active American composers Richard Nelson (Play of Light, 2010) and Elizabeth Vercoe (Kleemation, 2003, and Butterfly Effects, 2008), the rarely-heard Sonata, Opus 22, by Marion Bauer (transcribed for alto flute by Peter Bloom), and songs by Amy Beach (with mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato).
Advisors are always launching their own butterfly effects. They make decisions about what products to sell, which FMOs or broker-dealers to affiliate with, what selling systems to use, etc.