Topic: Fundamentals

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The Learning Construction Site: Unlearning and Rebuilding New Knowledge

I grew up and was educated in Rome, Italy. The European didactic style tends to be more theoretical and less interactive than that of …

The Mouse and the Earthquake: An Introduction to Systems Theory

If you can study a part of a process, event, or thing . . . human behavior the mind ecology the birth of a …

The World Cafe: Living Knowledge Through Conversations That Matter

Consider all the learning that occurs as people move from place to place inside and outside an organization, carrying insights and ideas from one …

A Pioneer on the Next Frontier: An Interview with Jay Forrester

DIANE CORY: This first question is from a manager at Xerox: “How can I help overcome the common perception among upper managers that system dynamics …

A Global System Growing Itself to Death—and What We Can Do About It

The underlying purpose of today’s global economy, most assume, is to transform natural resources into a continuously growing quantity of goods and services for …

Turning Innovative Scenarios into Robust Strategies

There are many definitions of strategy. The one that means most to me is: A shared commitment to act toward a compelling goal. Why …

Four Conversations in a Successful Workplace

Everything we talk about involves one or more of four types of conversation. We use them when we are socializing, talking about the weather, …

A Practice Theory for Organizational Learning

Acarpenter once came to work on my house carrying four heavy boxes of tool. I was taken by one elegant hand saw. “Japanese,” he …

Facilitative Modeling: Using Small Models to Generate Big Insights

All you need to do is read the paper or watch the news to realize that the world is becoming more difficult to understand …

The New Facts of Life: Connecting the Dots on Food, Health, and the Environment

A discussion of the interrelations between food, health, and the environment is extremely topical today. Rising food prices together with the price of oil …