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Apr

Thinking in Systems: A Primer

   Posted by: Bricoleur   in Books, Books (Cybernetics)

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
the subtitle says it all; this is an excellent introduction to the field of systems thinking.

Meadows clearly introduces all of the concepts critical to the foundation of learning in this area including: systems concepts of stocks, flows, feedback, time delays, resilience, bounded rationality, and system boundaries. More importantly she includes countless real world examples, ranging from the level of the personal to the level of global social institutions, that bring the richness of the field and applications of systems thinking to life.

Recommended for anyone looking for an introduction to the field.

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