Systems Thinking World

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Systems Thinking World surfaces noteworthy relationships and their implications to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights, and enable more effective action. It is hoped that the resource offered here contribute to your ongoing endeavors.

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Splash! Crowd Funding

Splash! is an addictive free learning environment for smartphones and tablets intended to inspire a new way of thinking primarily for k-12 students though applicable to all ages. Please take a look and support this effort. I am! And please repost this to as many places as you consider appropriate.

The Essence of AND?

The Essence of AND? is an interactive environment which will guide individuals and teams through the development of systemic approaches for dealing with wicked problems.

In today’s fast-moving and complex world it seems to be getting harder to understand and solve problems. Many of us claim to be good problem solvers but what fraction are also great problem formulators? And if we want to be both problem formulator, problem solver AND not create a host of new problems in the process - then I would recommend having a good look around Gene Bellinger's most recent exploration ‘The Essence of AND?’. I have followed Genes work for many years and this recent development is a treasure trove for inquiring minds. Thanks, Gene! -- Grant Symons, Principle, BetterChange Another hit from Gene. The Essence of AND?: Systemic action learning at its best. This is an interactive learning environment that will help you build the habit of thinking before doing when tackling complex, gnarly problems. Avoid the roller coaster's downward slope to value destruction, learn how to create solutions that last, from the best. -- Fabian Szulanski, Trusted Advisor, Innovator, Catalyst



To get a better idea of the content please take a look at Creating the Future.


You may purchase access to this environment through PayPal for $14.95 and within 15 days if you're not completely satisfied I'll issue a full refund. Note that orders are being processed manually so once I receive the notice from PayPal along with your Kumu Username I'll provide you access to the environment and send you an email. If you don't have a Kumu Username you can acquire one for free from the Kumu Signup Page.

Sincerely,

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Director Systems Thinking World
June 2017

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Free Learning Programs

Each of the following free learning programs is self-paced online. No special access is required for these programs though if you want to submit exercises for a review you will need a Kumu username which you can obtain for free at Kumu Registration.

Certified Systems Thinker introduces one to what is considered the essential essence of understanding relationships and their implications and provides exercises to develop one's skills for doing so. {Reviews} Simulation with Insight Maker introduces the fundamental concepts and structures with which all stock & flow simulation are developed and provides a series of exercises to develop one's simulation skills.
Storytelling with Kumu presents the rationale for storytelling and then introduces the individual storytelling features of Kumu with a number of examples of how to effectively use them. One is encouraged to develop several sample stories and submit them for review. Storytelling with Insight Maker presents the rationale for storytelling and then introduces the individual storytelling features of Insight Maker with a number of examples of how to effectively use them. One is encouraged to develop several sample stories and submit them for review.

Systems Resources

The following resources have been collected and developed over the years and you are invited to use them to any extent they may assist you in further developing your capacity for understanding relationships and their implications. Also, there are 700 images, like the ones used on this page, and in many of my Kumu models, available for download from SystemsWiki.org/jimbo. These were developed by James Bryon Cameron.

Insight Maker free web based multi-user modeling & simulation environment supporting collaborative model development. Insight Maker Reference. SystemsWiki Insights. Beyond Connecting the Dots is a new, free, kind of book on Systems Thinking and Modeling with truly interactive models in the book which you can experiment with as you read about them. Future Events Map of various systems thinking related events around the world. Send updates to Nick Ananin at nick.online@foresters.org
Kumu web-based relationship modeling environment for developing network and systems thinking diagrams. Kumu Reference. SystemsWiki Projects & Presentations. Health Care System Dynamics insights collected by Mark Heffernan and Geoff McDonnell over the past two decades are being documented. McDonnell Insights & Kumu Projects. YouTube Channel hosts videos for various dimensions of Systems Thinking World. Subscribe to the channel to receive new video notices.
The Systems Thinker, a repository of 800+ articles on various dimensions of Systems Thinking. These are primarily from Pegasus Communications over the past 20+ years. Model.Report systems community aggregator where participants identify, comment on, upvote and downvote content. MentalModeler Modeling software, in Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping (FCM), that helps individuals and communities capture their knowledge in a standardized format that can be used for scenario analysis.
The Perspectives Project was an effort to build a relation model of relationship models. Like everything else, it was a work in progress that's now contributing to other things. {Background} Resources collection of blogs, forums, newsletters, organizations, and learning sites supporting the understanding of key systems thinking concepts. Reference Library used to manage links, notes, documents in support of the efforts of Systems Thinking World.
BTN is currently building a set of interactive simulation learning models as apps which will run in your smartphone or tablet. And be sure to check out what they're planning for Splash! Systems Practice is a course from +ACUMEN in cooperation with Omidyar Group which is free multi-week group workshop which is probably the finest piece of work I've seen on the process to date. Download Workbook PDF Loopy is a tool for thinking in systems developed by Nicky Case. Loopy makes it very easy to quickly develop a set of relationships and get a sense of their implications.
Systems Thinking Network is a LinkedIn discussion groups of 27,000+ members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective. Systems Sciences is a Facebook group of ~2,000 members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective. The Ecology of Systems Thinking is a Facebook group of ~3,800 members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective.

Systems Thinking World is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating with tax-deductible contributions from individuals and organizations who consider our efforts a meaningful contribution. You may become a patron using Patreon or donate using PayPal, or Credit Card, below. We sincerely appreciate supporters for enabling our ongoing endeavors.

Sincerely,

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Director Systems Thinking World
January 2017

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