Thinking in Systems: A Primer

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In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth―the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet― Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.

Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, 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.

Some of the biggest problems facing the world―war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation―are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking.

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 stay a learner.

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.

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Thinking In Systems


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Author by : Donella H. Meadows
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008
Publisher by : Chelsea Green Publishing

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the fir

Thinking In Systems


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Author by : Donella H. Meadows
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009
Publisher by : Earthscan

Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from

Thinking In Systems


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Author by : Diana Wright
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-05-16
Publisher by : Routledge

Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from

Thinking In Systems


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Author by : Donella H. Meadows
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009
Publisher by : Routledge

Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from

The Systems Thinking Playbook


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Author by : Linda Booth Sweeney
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010
Publisher by : Chelsea Green Publishing

"More and more educators and businesspeople espouse system thinking today---this short workbook helps you do i

Systems Thinking For Social Change


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Author by : David Peter Stroh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-09-24
Publisher by : Chelsea Green Publishing

Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society a

An Introduction To General Systems Thinking


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Author by : Gerald M. Weinberg
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001
Publisher by : Dorset House Publishing Company, Incorporated

Sharpen Your Thinking with Weinberg's Systems Thinking Classic For more than twenty-five years, An Introductio

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