In Donella H. Meadows’s book “Thinking in Systems: A Primer,” she presents her analysis on systems. In the introduction and first chapter, Meadows dissects systems into elements, interconnections, function, and feedback to offer a better understanding of the mechanics behind systems. 249 more words
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From systems-thinking theorist Donella Meadows’ eternally epic essay on Leverage Points: where to intervene in a system:
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Self-organization is basically a matter of an evolutionary raw material — a highly variable stock of information from which to select possible patterns — and a means for experimentation, for selecting and testing new patterns.
Prelude: Envisioning a Sustainable World.
As we move into the political realities of 2017, I have been thinking long and hard about this powerful talk – … 1,143 more words