Taylor & Francis, 2009 - 240 pages
Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. This essential 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. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble and to continue to learn. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions. A vital read for students, professionals and all those concerned with economics, business, sustainability and the environment
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Oh my god, so boring and droll. I can not believe this book costs more than $5 dollars. It is literally just a book full of examples - on about a 5 year old mental level.
here is a super tip, go to your local bloated bookseller and photograph the last 5 pages. It summarizes the entire worthless book - please don't waste your time reading this poor compilation of a 5 year old's thoughts. Donella Meadows, there is a special place reserved for people like you that completely waste the time of others.
The information is solid in its concentrated form, but the book should be about 210 pages shorter than it currently is and cost about $3.50.