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Roster Of System Thinkers

Someone on Twitter, I can’t remember who, tipped me off to a terrific “Complexity Thinking” Slideshare deck. I felt the need to snip out this slide of system thinkers and complexity researchers to share with you:

So far, I’ve read some of the work of Ackoff (my fave), Deming, Drucker, Meadows, Senge, Weinberg, and Jackson. In addition, I’ve studied the work of “fringe” system thinkers Rudy Starkermann, John Warfield, Bill Livingston, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Thorstein Veblen, Ross Ashby, Stafford Beer, and Norby Wiener.

I look forward to discovering what the others on the roster have to say.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Hi Bulldozer… I would add to the list, at least… Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela, Heinz von Foerster, Stuart Kauffman, Pille Bunnell [these are all cyberneticians or complexity people], George Spencer-Brown, Louis Kaufmann [logicians], David Bohm, Richard Feynman, John Wheeler [physicists], Buzz Holling (ecologist), Gregory Bateson, Benjamin Lee Whorf [anthropologists], Immanuel Kant, Liebnitz, Plotinus, Plotinus [philosophers], Heraclitus, Anaximander [pre-socratic philosophers], Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu (Daoists), and others less-heralded.

  1. June 28, 2012 at 1:03 am

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