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Systems Thinking World was established by and for those who believe a systemic perspective provides the best foundation for creating effective approaches for dealing with challenges and shaping a better tomorrow. Our purpose is surfacing noteworthy relationships and their implications, to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights, and enable more effective action. In the same manner that plans are nothing but planning is everything, relationship models are for naught, though understanding relationships is everything. Understanding relationships puts us in a position to better understand relationships in the future.

Perspectives will be developed using Kumu and Insight Maker and surfaced as SystemsWiki pages with embedded presentations or videos. Every two weeks a number of perspectives will be distributed via Perspectives with Gene Bellinger, a MailChimp Newsletter, for which one can Register, and there is an Archive. While each perspective will be an element of Category:Perspective, a Diigo Group is provided to enable general perspective and multi-category searches. If you have thoughts on new perspectives you'd like to see developed please post them to Future Topics. Current Issue Vol 1 No 8



Given a situation, which might be a problem you need to deal with, something you want to create, or simply something you want to understand, developing the requisite understanding is easier if you have an effective method for doing so. You are invited to review the following before interacting with perspectives provided as part of this project as they should provide some background for what we're up to.

Note: Somewhere between Vol 1 No 3 and Vol 1 No 4 we changed the embedded perspectives format. The format is now an unfolding of the relationships with none of the text on the left hand side of the screen. We concluded the text was just too distracting while watching and listening to the video. If you want to access all the content of the perspective the Kumu Project is the best vehicle. If you access the presentation from which the video was created clicking on any shadowed element or connection, or any loop label, will display the text associated with the that item. Also note, all the projects are public so you can fork (that's clone in human speak) any project. This creates a copy of the project, and any associated presentations, that you then own, should you want to evolve it in some manner. You can also clone any Insight Maker models referenced. We're currently working on updating all the perspectives from the first three issues to be consistent with this format.


  • Archive - List of the previously published issues of Perspectives with Gene Bellinger.
  • Category - The Perspectives Category page which lists all perspectives developed to date.
  • Diigo Group - An index of all perspectives which supports both full text and tag searches.
  • Future Topics - A page which allows you to submit topics you would like to see developed as perspectives in the future.
  • Subscribe - A form to subscribe to Perspectives with Gene Bellinger.
  • Perspectives Template A Kumu project with a Text and an Image & Text view. Just clone, delete the view not needed and go.
  • Kumu CSS Code for Perspectives A Google Doc containing the CSS code used for Perspectives projects.
  • Images used in The Perspectives Project Kumu maps were created by James Bryan Cameron and you can download the first 600 of them from the following URL. Note that each .zip file contains 100 images, each zip file being about 9-12 MB in size, and the images are 400 x 400 mostly jpg files. You'll have to put them somewhere you can reference them via a URL and I suggest Cloudinary.


The Perspectives Project
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Permission is hereby granted to freely exploit this content in any way by anyone for any purpose, without warranty of any kind. Attribution is appreciated, but not required.


The following is a reconfiguration in progress expected to be done by 16.09.07== Resource Connections ==

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. Beyond Connecting the Dots is a new 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. Reference Library used to manage links, notes, documents in support of the efforts of Systems Thinking World.
Insight Maker, a free web based multi-user modeling & simulation environment supporting collaborative model development. Insight Maker Reference. Health Care System Dynamics Insights collected by Mark Heffernan and Geoff McDonnell over the past two decades are being documented. Future Events Map of various systems thinking related events around the world. Send updates to Nick Ananin at
Kumu, web-based relationship modeling environment for developing network and systems thinking diagrams. Kumu Reference. Model.Report, a systems community aggregator where participants identify, comment on, upvote and downvote content. YouTube Channel hosts videos for various dimensions of Systems Thinking World. Subscribe to the channel to receive new video notices.
SystemsWiki, a Twitter account posting systems thinking related links. Systems Thinking Resources to support development of one's understanding of key Systems Thinking concepts. Systems Modeling Diigo group library focused on dynamic modeling references in Insight Maker and AnyLogic.
Perspectives Group Diigo group which serves as a searchable library of all perspectives surfaced to date. The Perspectives Project surfaces noteworthy relationships and their implications as unfolding stories to foster discussion, deeper understanding, insights, and more effective action. Perspectives Archive repository for previously distributed issues of Perspectives with Gene Bellinger.

Director Systems Thinking World
April 2016



The Perspectives Project
Archive * Subscribe
Questions & Comments to Gene Bellinger

The Kokua License
Copyright (c) 2016 Systems Thinking World Inc

Permission is hereby granted to freely exploit this content in any way by anyone for any purpose, without warranty of any kind. Attribution is appreciated, but not required.

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