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Most people find System Thinking very difficult to understand and follow. Barring a few most writings on System Thinking are very difficult to comprehend since it a completely different way to view the world and its happenings.
In that respect this book is a notable exception. It is simple yet cogent. The most difficult principles are laid bare in the simplest possible manner.
It reads almost like an on-going dialogue between the reader and the author. Through her writing a wonderful relationship between the author and the reader is created, which is the essence of System Thinking.
It is not only serves as a Primer for anyone even mildly interested in the subject but also as a textbook for advanced practitioners since the subject can't be told any simpler.
Highly recommend a read.
Dibyendu De
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It's not an easy book to get into; neither to read all to the end. The first few chapters are particularly technical. What helps though are the concrete examples given all along the way.
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for "Thinking in Systems" is that it makes you realise that systems are literally everywhere: companies, transport, state aid, offices, forests, financial, ecological, social, you name it. And the author makes it very clear that changing a system not only is complicated, counter intuitive and potentially dangerous but also transforming if done right. Big 'if' though.
If ever you wondered what the word 'complex' truly means; Thinking in Systems is a book worth going for.
 

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