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April 06, 2006

Russell Ackoff Honored

Systems Thinking Guru Receives High Praise from High Places

Ackoff_picture Dr. Russell Ackoff has won numerous prestigious awards throughout his long and distinguished career, but we are willing to bet that last month marked the first time an entire country honored him! A symposium was arranged in honor of Dr. Ackoff's 87th birthday and in appreciation of his great contributions to organization development in Mexico.

To read more about this event, please click on the link: Russell Ackoff Honored

Posted by ACASA on April 6, 2006 at 12:40 PM in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 03, 2006

Idealized Design: How to Dissolve Tomorrow's Crisis...Today

Untitled Russell L. Ackoff
Jason Magidson
Herbert J. Addison

ISBN: 0-13-196363-5
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Copyright: 2007
Format: Cloth; 336 pp

Price: $27.99
Status: Not Yet Published

Pearson Estimated Availability: 07/07/2006

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What's the best way to drive fundamental, transformative change within your organization? Envision your ideal solution: then, work backwards to where you are. It's called idealized design, and -- as executives in hundreds of organizations will testify -- it's one of the most powerful techniques you'll ever use. Authored by its legendary creator, Wharton Professor Emeritus Russell Ackoff, and leading practitioner Jason Magidson, Idealized Design covers every facet of this breakthrough methodology. You'll learn the fundamental differences between idealized design and traditional process re-engineering, and understand how idealized design eliminates many conventional obstacles to change. Start-to-finish techniques and examples drawn from hundreds of companies, non-profits, and government organizations will show you how to use idealized design to solve your own crisis of tomorrow...today.

Posted by ACASA on April 3, 2006 at 05:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)