Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Re: How can we make people fall in love with systems ideas?

Some blog followers might be interested in a post "Re: How can we make people fall in love with systems ideas?" [Hake (2010)]. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Bob Williams of the Eval-Sys list asked: "How can we make people [concerned with evaluation] fall in love with systems ideas?" More generally how can we make people in fields such as Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, and Physics fall in love with systems ideas? For a dilettante's attempt to introduce neophytes to "Systems Thinking" see "Over TwoHundred Annotated References on Systems Thinking" [Hake (2010)] at http://bit.ly/9gZdXU.


To access the complete 9 kB post please click on http://bit.ly/9xg49D .

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands

President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)






"The global society, and particularly the US, is like a small boatload of people about to enter a long stretch of white water and rapids. For the foreseeable future we will be totally preoccupied with immediate problems and far too distracted to develop and implement a rational long term plan. Eventually, after climate change, fossil fuel depletion, and several other manifestations of the growth limits have produced some new sort of semi stable state, with a MUCH lower population and material standard of living, our species will hopefully be able to start identifying, choosing, and pursuing its longer term options. I do not expect to be alive when that time comes."

Dennis Meadows, private communication of 17 November 2009 to R.R. Hake, quoted by permission.

REFERENCES [URL'shortened by http://bit.ly/ and accessed on 16 November 2010.]

Hake, R.R. 2010. "Re: How can we make people fall in love with systems ideas?" online on the OPEN AERA-L archives at http://bit.ly/9xg49D. Post of 16 Nov 2010 09:38:10 -0800 to AERA-L, Eval-Sys, & Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to various discussion lists.

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