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Systems Thinking Resources

Systems thinking is a discipline used to understand systems to provide a desired effect. It provides methods for "seeing wholes and a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots." The intent is to increase understanding and determine the point of “highest leverage”, the places in the system where a small changes can make a big impact.
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Video Playlist: Leaders in Systems Thinking

Over a half century old, Systems Thinking is essentially a system for understanding systems. Modern systems thinking evolved from Systems Theory (hard systems). Its genealogy is complex and its origin is often determined by the field of study. Here is a timeline of notable leaders in the discipline of systems thinking …