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July 21, 2010

A Message from the "Systems Thinking World"

Based on the apparent interest in the Systems Perspective, I'd like to invite you to join the Systems Thinking World discussion group at:

Systems Thinking World

Systems Thinking World provides a context in which to discuss anything and everything from a systems perspective. Systems perspectives include the application of hard and dynamic systems methodologies along with the soft systems approaches as well as the emancipatory and postmodern systems methodologies.

The endeavor is to promote further awareness and understanding of the power and value of the systems perspective and the creation of content essential to enable one to develop and evolve the skill and ability to think and act systemically. The belief is that employing a systems perspective will provide individuals, groups and organizations a greater likelihood of creating the future they desire with fewer unintended consequences.

Gene Bellinger

STW Group Host

Also, visit SystemsWiki for additional resources in systems thinking.

Posted by ACASA on July 21, 2010 at 10:32 PM in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 02, 2010

Announcement from Russell L. Ackoff Group (Linkedin Groups)

In honor of Dr. Russell L. Ackoff, I would like to invite you to be part of an exciting process to, as designer, create a valuable resource for the Systems and Design Thinking communities. As you know, Dr. Ackoff was a pioneer in the field of management who changed the way individuals and corporations think about business. Our vision, in cooperation with The University of Pennsylvania, is to create an inquiry center in his name within which anyone who is interested in Systems and Design thinking can explore these worlds and gain access to other interested parties. Our hope is that the inquiry center will facilitate meaningful learning through access to both explicit and tacit knowledge in the field.

Over the next several months, we would like to ask you to tap into your creative capabilities to design what this resource ought to be via the virtual Idealized Design process.

If you are interested in contributing ot the design of the Ackoff Virtual Inquiry Center, please RSVP by sending me an email at Dennis Wilson <wdennis@sas.upenn.edu> notifying me of your interest. If you would like more information about the initiative, please feel free to contact me directly.

I hope you will participate in the crucial first phase of this project and look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Dennis Wilson

Posted by ACASA on July 2, 2010 at 05:23 PM in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (1)