Presented at the Idean UX Summit Austin, May 2014. My colleagues and I are integrating approaches for creating with social complexity, and this talk provides an overview of our work in progress. It outlines the nature of social complexity, and surveys three approaches appropriate for the challenge: Positive Deviance, Theory U & Social Labs, and the work of Dave Snowden and Cognitive Edge. Consider this a case of "showing my mess." Future installments will reflect more synthesis, tell more stories, and better describe the emerging practice of managing emergence.