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April 28, 2012

Russell Lincoln Ackoff

By Maurice W. Kirby and Johnathan Rosenhead

A chapter from the book: Profiles in Operations Research, Pioneers and Innovators

Written, Compiled and Edited By Arjang A. Assad and Saul I. Gass

The book which is published by Springer, includes 43 profiles of who is who in OR, organized chronologically. The book exposes "the history of the origins and early development of OR, how it evolved, all interwoven with personal backgrounds, tales, vignettes, and pictures." The chapter on Ackoff is very interesting and informative. Specifically, It covers his early years including his relationship with his parents and his family as well as his education at the University of Pennsylvania.


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