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Art of Systems Thinking : Essential Skills for Creativity and Problem Solving"
by Joseph O'Connor, Ian McDermott
We are used to logical thinking. But once you are introduced to
systems thinking, the whole world changes - because you begin to see the world
On personal life, with systems thinking, we become more sensitive
to our surrounding, especially the people we interact with. We will be less
inclined to be reactive, otherwise we get caught in vicious circle, whereby own
own thinking, action and behavior make the situation worse than what we want it
On organizational life, for that matter, community or society,
we will gain better insights as why chronic problems never go away, there are
tons of resistance to change to what we believe should be changed, why today
problems are caused by the solutions we introduced yesterday, why the harder we
try, the more powerless we become ...
With deeper understanding and
insights to forces at play, we will seek leverage to intervene or design new
action that can produce maximum results with little efforts. We become
more creative and generative and as time goes by, we become wiser.
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When "Systems Thinking" is no more mere theories or surface
understanding, but an ART, something in your "hand", in your mind, in
your own creation, .. that is the power you feel
In ancient China, there were martial arts of great prominence. We read
stories of followers of with great perseverance, went deep into the mountain to
learn the "secret formula" of the martial arts. It is with the similar
feeling, when I read "The Art of Systems Thinking : Essential Skills for
Creativity and Problem Solving" by Joseph O'Connor, Ian McDermott.
If martial arts is for self defense, "The Art of System
Thinking" is for living, a very basic skill ("secret formula") to
understand and comprehend this complex world in which we are a part. And from
this profound understanding, we derive inspiration and energy to move forward,
creating an influence in the direction of our Vision, while we are
constantly being influenced by other forces.
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