ISBN-10:
1420054910
ISBN-13:
9781420054910
Pub. Date:
01/10/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems / Edition 1

Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems / Edition 1

by John Boardman, Brian Sauser

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420054910
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Series: Systems Innovation Book Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Perspectives
If You Leave Me Now
Areas of Perspective
Perspectives on Google
Returning to Iraq
Concepts
Just a Thought
What’s the Big Idea?
The Conceptagon
Engineering
Pressed into Action
The Way We Were
Quite another Story
Dynamics
Thinks Can Only Get Better
Soft
Breakfast @ Tiffs ‘n’ Ease
Softly, as I Lead You

Into Great Issues
Evolution
From Prose to Picture
Going off the Rails
Normal Service Will Never Be Resumed
Postlude
Togetherness
Common Causes
An Intelligent Community?
The Madder of All Wars
Principles for Togetherness
Of
Social Networks
Order Forms
Technology Networks
Less Auto, More Mobile
The Price and Prize of Togetherness
The System of Systems Debate
Essential Characteristics
Back to Biology
Paradox
Make My Joy Complete
The World of Both
System Paradoxes
Bothersome Bovines
Complex
Life’s Rich Tapestry
Sides of Bacon
A Weakness Stronger than Strength
Ready, Fire, Aim
Snowballs and Seesaws
Significant Others
Postlude
Index
A “Time to Think” section and Endnotes appear at the end of each chapter.

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