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Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows
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Oct 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: business, non-fiction, personal-mba, consulting
Read from October 17 to 30, 2011

A basic introduction to Systems Thinking that takes a patterns-based approach (although the author refers to it as a "Systems Zoo"). After explaining the components of systems (Flows, Stocks, Reinforcing Feedback Loops, and Balancing Feedback Loops), and identifying some common systems, Meadows gives us some key leverage points for affecting systems, and then gives us a series of tips for thinking in terms of systems.

Highly useful introduction, and a quick read. Recommended.

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Daniel Clausen Hey Patrick, this looks like an intresting book. Tell me how you like it when you're finished with it.

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