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Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H.…

Thinking in Systems: A Primer (2008)

by Donella H. Meadows

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Donella Meadows's expertise and experience is a strength of this book. There are a number of inspiring examples. However, as I am already familiar with system dynamics, the book was really straightforward and didn't much consider other modeling approaches. I really liked it and would recommend it, but it wasn't as enlightening as I had expected. ( )
  CassandraT | Sep 23, 2018 |
If you care about global issues [complex systems], this is your starting point to understand. This book guides people to look underneath the surface to look at the systems that determine short and longterm outcomes. ( )
  willszal | Jan 3, 2016 |
A quick read and useful primer. There is a summary and glossary in the back to help refresh those who are interested in keeping the principles and ideas presented in mind. ( )
  leecalvink | Sep 14, 2014 |
A quick read and useful primer. There is a summary and glossary in the back to help refresh those who are interested in keeping the principles and ideas presented in mind. ( )
  leecalvink | Jun 24, 2014 |
Simplistic and ideological. ( )
  antura | Feb 7, 2014 |
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If a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves.... There's so much talk about the system. And so little understanding.
---Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Early on in teaching about systems, I often bring out a Slinky.
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"Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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