Barry Richmond

Barry Richmond

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Barry Richmond was a professor at Dartmouth College. In 1985 he founded isee Systems, a System Dynamics software program that facilitated a great deal of work in the field. His incisive intellect, his passion for building understanding,
his gifts as a teacher and as a communicator, his boundless energy, his charisma, and his intellectual curiosity put him in a class by himself. He has contributed greatly to the field of System Dynamics. He passed away in August of 2002.

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The “Thinking” in Systems Thinking: How Can We Make It Easier to Master?

Despite significant advances in personal computers and systems thinking software over the last decade, learning to apply systems thinking effectively remains a tough nut …

Dynamic Thinking: A Behavioral Context

The first thinking skill in the systems thinking paradigm is Dynamic Thinking. It comes first because you must be able to think dynamically in …

Operational Thinking

The first three systems thinking skills help you establish an extensive (breadth) and intensive (depth) boundary for your mental or computer-based model. The next …

The “Thinking” in Systems Thinking: Honing Your Skills

Why is it so challenging to develop systems thinking ability? It’s because thinking systemically involves a rather large number of different skills—seven, at least—that …

The Thinking in Systems Thinking: Eight Critical Skills

Ihave been writing and re-writing this guide (Introduction to Systems Thinking with STELLA, 1985–2000) for 15 years. I always begin by reeling off a …