John Gall


Born
September 18, 1925

Died
December 15, 2014

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John Gall (September 18, 1925 - December 15, 2014) was an American author and retired pediatrician. Gall is known for his 1975 book General systemantics: an essay on how systems work, and especially how they fail..., a critique of systems theory. One of the statements from this book has become known as Gall's law.

Gall started his studies in St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He received further medical training at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, and Yale College. Eventually early 1960s he took his pediatric training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.[3]

In the 1960s Gall started as a practicing pediatrician in Ann Arbor, Michigan and became part of the faculty of the Univers
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The Systems Bible: The Begi...

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John Gall Collages 2008-2018

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HIT BY A LOW-FLYING GOOSE

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Current Practice in Forensi...

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Dancing With Elves: Parenti...

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First Queen: A Historical N...

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How to Interact Constructiv...

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FIRST QUEEN

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“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work.”
John Gall, The Systems Bible: The Beginner's Guide to Systems Large and Small: Being the Third Edition of Systemantics

“GREAT ADVANCES DO NOT COME OUT OF SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE GREAT ADVANCES.”
John Gall, SYSTEMANTICS. THE SYSTEMS BIBLE

“M. Gandhi is reported to have said: “There go my people. I must find out where they are going, so I can lead them.”[a.]”
John Gall, SYSTEMANTICS. THE SYSTEMS BIBLE