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User Review  - dhmontgomery - LibraryThing

I found the first half of this book to be very difficult to get through, not because it was impenetrable, but because it just didn't excite me. Once I ground through and made it to the second half, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - jonerthon - LibraryThing

My Practical Guide to Something of the quarter. This is also an older title, and was written before the internet was as ubiquitous, but still holds up as a way to understand how big, wicked systems ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasoncomely - LibraryThing

A powerful introduction to systems thinking that deserves to be studied, pondered over and experimented with. Essential reading for anyone who want to expand their mind. Read full review

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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

Donella Meadows's expertise and experience is a strength of this book. There are a number of inspiring examples. However, as I am already familiar with system dynamics, the book was really ... Read full review

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User Review  - willszal - LibraryThing

If you care about global issues [complex systems], this is your starting point to understand. This book guides people to look underneath the surface to look at the systems that determine short and longterm outcomes. Read full review

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User Review  - Mandarinate - LibraryThing

A concise introduction to systems thinking. It starts with diagrams (supported by a technical appendix) to illustrate key relationships, like feedback dynamics. Then the author tries to extract some ... Read full review

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User Review  - futureman - LibraryThing

“We can’t impose our will on a system. We can listen to what the system tells us, and discover how its properties and our values can work together to bring forth something much better than could ever ... Read full review

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User Review  - antura - LibraryThing

Simplistic and ideological. Read full review

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User Review  - olfmanl - LibraryThing

This is a nicely written and provocative introduction to systems. Read full review


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