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The challenges of the 21st century - from humanitarian to economic to environmental - demand new ways of thinking, and more complex, flexible ways of acting. We no longer live in a disconnected world, due to the advances in technology and travel; a globalized world and economy require different approaches. “Systems thinking” is a highly developed and influential way of looking at the myriad and complicated interactions between humans, institutions, and natural processes.

This audiobook will help you understand the basics of systems thinking while providing you with the motivation to apply these tenants to your professional and personal life. From a thorough grounding in its basic principles to examples of how systems thinking works in real-time situations, the lessons and suggestions herein will guide you through the basic tenants, such as interconnectedness, synthesis, emergence, feedback loops, causality, and systems mapping. Move past the traditional forms of linear, mechanistic thinking to a more complex and dynamic way to solve problems, plan strategically, and make smarter decisions.

Some of the specific material you will encounter in this audiobook includes:

  • An overall understanding of systems thinking and how each basic tenant leads to a greater understanding of this new approach to professional and personal success
  • A detailed understanding of the archetypes that are identified within systems thinking, such as drifting goals and success to the successful, and how to utilize those archetypes in developing plans
  • Sections on how to specifically cultivate problem-solving skills, strategic planning, and forward-thinking decision making
  • An understanding of mental modes and how we use them and how to change them to incorporate into our larger vision for the future
  • A pragmatic guide to achieving success within a complex and dynamic world that requires new and original ways of thinking about how we interact with others and with systems themselves

Whether you implement the practices of systems thinking within an organization or in your own interactions with the world, you will find it to be a dynamic and creative way to confront whatever challenges stand before you. The world in which we live isn’t static; therefore, our responses to problem-solving and making smart decisions must also be active and engaged. Employing the new tools proposed by systems thinking will assist us cultivating this kind of adaptive and responsive skill set.

Systems thinking encourages us to think in a three dimensional way and learning the terms and tools of this new approach to business, and the world can assist us in solving the complex problems that we face, as well as encourage us to plan well and make smarter decisions for our future.

©2019 Wallace Wright (P)2019 Wallace Wright

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The Audiobook truly spoke to me in several areas

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Very basic and Robotic!

Quite basic, so not really good if you are looking for something that can be applied. I am afraid the narration is pretty bad and sounds quite robotic.

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Fantastic book!!

A great learning book. providing proven tips and steps. It's a overall good introduction. The chapters are short, easy to listen, and flow from one subject to the next.

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Informative tips!!

This quick listen provides a very good overview of systems thinking. It helps one get familiar with the vocabulary and model types that are necessary for building a good foundation of knowledge.

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  • 07-06-20

One of the worst audiobooks I have ever heard

They obviously scammed the Audible review system, which is something I am seeing more and more. A new book comes out on a trendy topic and what do you know... it instantly has over 100 5 star reviews. I was taken in by the title of the book and the description made me take a chance on it. I regret the time I wasted waiting for the audiobook to get better. It never did. I really hope Audible cracks down on this practice of gaming the system with new audiobook releases that are in fact extremely low quality but wrapped in nice packaging. There were a couple other Systems Thinking books that I avoided because they were following the same behavior so I suggest being on the lookout as you search for specific knowledge on Audible... the scammers are out in full force.

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  • 31-07-20

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very mechanistic reading voice and not the content I was looking for. I think I will ask for a refund.

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  • 06-11-20

This audiobook is a comprehensive explanation

I loved this audiobook the stories combined with the research and explanations made it easy to understand and interesting to listen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  • 06-11-20

we can learn unique insights and information

This is a great audiobook if you are at all interested in your health and how your brain can affect the rest of your body. I highly recommend it.

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  • 06-11-20

I am very pleased to listen that audible

This audiobook does need an index, I'll say that right off the bat. But that said, it has a lot of very helpful information and tools to use to teach yourself helpful things.

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  • 06-11-20

I was so much interested to learn about this Audio

I’ve enjoyed this audiobook. Lots of great practical things to do that have changed my mood and overall health. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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  • 06-11-20

I would highly recommend to listen to this Audiobo

If you need to learn quick easy ways to be a better person and overcome many obstacles in life, this is a very good helpful audiobook.

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  • 23-07-20

Nice Tune!!

I found a parcel of important data in this book. In a few cases, I found well-worded ways to portray contemplations

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  • Kyra Madelynn
  • 23-07-20

Good Audiobook!!

Thinking in systems leads to greater appreciation of the complex relationships between cause and effect,

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  • 23-07-20

Super Listen!!

The creator Wallace Wright was centered around these paradigms, introducing each significant one in detail, with models and simple-to-follow designs.