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10 Favorite Systems Thinking Books of the Past 10+ Years > Change that Works

10 Favorite Systems Thinking Books of the Past 10+ Years >  Change that Works | "IN-novation" | Scoop.it

"Here's a helpful list of systems thinking books from the editor of The Systems Thinker news on Pegasus, a favorite blog spot I follow.  Systems and change are married to each other in creating change that works.

 

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Reality will not be still. And it cannot be taken apart! ....Relationship is everything." ~ Marilyn Ferguson

    

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I have several of these and will probably be getting the e-editions of others from this great list.


"General Systems Theory, a related modern concept

[to holism],says that each variable in any system

interacts with the other variables

so thoroughly that cause and effect

cannot be separated.


A simple variable can be both cause and effect.

Reality will not be still. And it cannot be taken apart!

You cannot understand a cell, a rat, a brain structure,

a family, a culture if you isolate it from its context.

Relationship is everything."    

- Marilyn Ferguson,  

The Aquarian Conspiracy


 

A sample from her blog post:

 

She admits Russell Ackoff writings and Senge's new edition of The Fifth Discipline go without saying as great systems thinking classics.  That said, her list includes:

 

Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows (Chelsea Green, 2008) Dana Meadows had a unique ability to take the mystery out of what can be perceived as overly complex concepts.    DN:  I have this one and carry it around on my iPad everywhere, reminding myself when I get stuck how systems can be complex without being complicated.         Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World by John Sterman (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2000) The core textbook for learning how to apply system dynamics modeling to complex organizational challenges. Even if you aren’t interested in modeling per se, Sterman’s clear, well-written explanations of the core elements of systems thinking make it worth a look.     Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows (Chelsea Green, 2004) The most recent version of the influential system dynamics analysis of the impact of a rapidly growing population in a world of finite resources.

 

She's also listed several good books for children including two books by a relative of a former neighbor of mind.  Good stuff!

 

Connected Wisdom: Living Stories About Living Systems by Linda Booth Sweeney (SEED, 2009)  Her goal with two of her systems books is “to find a fun and memorable way to help kids see and understand the world of systems all around us.”

 

Read the full post here.


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The 12 Masters of Innovation - Perspectives, Slideshare, Harvard Business Review

The 12 Masters of Innovation - Perspectives, Slideshare, Harvard Business Review | "IN-novation" | Scoop.it

Worth a good look on leadership in innovation.

 

Some of who are listed include these educators:

 

Steve Blank, a seasoned entrepreneur who lectures at Berkeley and Stanford

His most important innovation lesson:

A startup is a "temporary organization searching for a repeatable and scalable business model"—a structured search process maximizes your chances of success. If you read one book, read: The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Cafepress.com, 2005)

 

Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and Innosight co-founder.
His most important innovation lesson:

Doing everything right can leave a successful organization susceptible to attack from a disruptive innovator who changes the game with a simple, accessible, or affordable solution. If you read one book, read: The Innovator's Solution (with Michael Raynor; Harvard Business Review Press, 2003)

 

Peter Drucker, legendary management guru and long-time professor at the Claremont Graduate University His most important innovation lesson: "The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it is selling him." Companies need to take a customer-first perspective to succeed with innovation. If you read one book, read: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (originally published in 1985)

 

 


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