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General Principles of Systems Design
Partial Contents1: The Problem of PersistenceWeinberg's Law(s) of Twins - The General Systems Approach to Continuity2: AggregatesBirths and Deaths--The Fundamental Aggregate Equation3: Birth-Free AggregatesSocial Versus Innate Survival - Exponential Decay - Unimodal Life Tables, and Ogives4: Reasoning About AggregatesCooperation and Competition--The Law of Collapse - The L ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Dorset House
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Not as good as the author's "An Introduction to General Systems Thinking". If you already have some experience with complex system simulation/regulation, you will not learn that much here. Still, it's a really good book. I just may have set my expectations too high due to the previously mentioned intro book.
I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets ...moreMore about Gerald M. Weinberg...