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Systemantics

Postby grautr on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Out of print book but still available to read online;

Systemantics
How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail
John Gall
Illustrated by R. O. Blechman. (c) 1975 John Gall

http://www2.ece.ohio-state.edu/~fasiha/systemantics/
Systems thinking, zen buddhism for scientists.
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Re: Systemantics

Postby Neill on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:29 pm

Thank you so much for that recommendation.
I am only half way through - I have to do some real work tonight - but it is truly brilliant.
I have never before read a paper which quotes "Gilbert and Sullivan" and "Murphy".
The entire paper is brilliant.
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Life is not a practice [www.hogarth.de]
T307-10
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Re: Systemantics

Postby jim_lewis1 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:01 pm

very good, have shared it with the YSstems courses I'm on at the moment. (TU812 and T863), will receive some interesting responses I think!
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Re: Systemantics

Postby Teiana on Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:56 pm

go away, spammer.

Note added by Neill: This post refers to a spammers post which has now been deleted.
H.R.H. 8-)
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