Copyright 2013, Worlds of Systems
"Systemic thinking" is the process of understanding how systems influence one another within a world of systems and has been defined as an approach to problem solving by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event.

This book provides a complete overview of systemic thinking, exploring a framework and graphical technique for understanding and identifying new ways to more efficiently solve problems and create solutions. Demystifying the conjunction of systems concepts and systemic diagramming techniques, this comprehensive pocket guide introduces and explains the basis of systemigrams, how to create a systemigram and a SystemiShow, illuminates multiple complex problems, and provides an overview of what purpose they serve for today's industry professionals.

Systemic Thinking: Building Maps for Worlds of Systems:

  1. Includes illustrative systemigrams and case studies

  2. Includes the SystemiTool software, developed by the authors

  3. Provides an overview of systemic thinking, particularly with regard to systemigrams

  4. Incorporates graphical representations of systemigrams

  5. Instructs how and when to implement a systemigram when a problem arises

An invaluable book for industry professionals—specifically, technical leaders in industry and business trying to confront complex problems—Systemic Thinking is also ideal for postgraduate students in engineering and business management.

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What have people said...

You are giant systems thinkers at a time when the world is in desperation for such.  May I recommend 100 copies to the Senate and 435 copies  to House.  They can afford it.

This particular book covers a range of contexts where looking at correlations within a system can help clarify how things truly work inter-dependently. Recommended as an overview and as a call to consider correlation and not the simplistic cause and effect model used by many in modern contexts. Recommended!

By examining the links and interactions between elements of a system, systems thinking is becoming increasingly relevant when dealing with global challenges, from terrorism to energy to healthcare. Addressing these seemingly intractable systems problems in our society, Systems Thinking: Coping with 21st Century Problems focuses on the inherent opportunities and difficulties of a systems approach. Taking an engineering systems view toward systems thinking, the authors place a high value on the thinking process and the things applied to this process.

In the hopes of initiating critical thinking and encouraging a systems response to problems, the book provides pragmatic mechanisms to understand and address co-evolving systems problems and solutions. It uses several contemporary and complex societal issues, such as the Iraq war, the Google phenomenon, and the C2 Constellation, to illustrate the concepts, methods, and tools of a system as well as the meaning of togetherness in a system. The text also interweaves the meanings of complexity, paradox, and system to promote the improvement of difficult situations.

Featuring a holistic, nonlinear way of looking at systems, this book helps readers better organize and structure their thinking of systems in order to solve complex, real-world problems.

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At first I purchased the book as a way to prepare for my defense, then I found myself turning the pages faster and faster … I loved the book.

Good information. Good foundational material.

Wonderful, just like sliced bread.

As expected, the book is excellent. … really like the time to think exercises.

Very refreshing take on thinking about systems… .

As a sociologist, my substantive interest is in building societal capacity for and expression of compassion. I am thrilled by your approach!

Great book, great tool!

Brilliant!! Much better than a Harry Potter movie.