Book: Differences by Ackoff
Book: DIFFERENCES that make a Difference by Russ Ackoff is now published by Triarchy Press. The simple philosophy behind Differences That Make a Difference is that complicated problems can often be avoided if you take a moment to define your terms at the outset. Ackoff's aim was to dissolve (not solve or resolve) some of the many disputes in professional and private life that he saw as the result of quite basic instances of miscommunication and misunderstanding.
Call for Events FedCIS'16 at Gdansk
CALL FOR EVENTS - Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems Gdansk, Poland, 11-14 September, 201.The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of a significant number of recurring Events and it welcomes proposals for new Events until October 30, 2015. The Events can run over any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days.
Book - Strategic Foresight
New bookSTRATEGIC FORESIGHT - Learning from the Future by Patricia Lustig (Publisher Triarchy Press) is written for leaders in any organisation. Strategic Foresight offers a set of skills and tools used to explore potential futures, so that you can plan for and take advantage of them.
Webinar: Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to SE
The Systems Philosophy webinar by Dr David Rousseau on "Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to SE." (previously live on May 6th) is now available online. The presentation is 35 minutes long followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.
ISCE has created a survey for the Second Order Science event in Berlin (see http://secondorderscience.org) to help put the concepts into perspective. ISCE and ASC and IFSR encourage you to complete the survey and circulate the weblink
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Proceedings: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2014 Symposium
The Relating Systems and Design 2014 proceedings are from a symposium organised by the Systemic Design Research Network, published by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and edited by Birger Sevaldson and Peter Jones.
Book: Systems Concepts in Action
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The book Systems Concepts In Action : A Practitioner's Toolkit by Richard Hummelbrunner and Bob Williams is focused on the practical use of systems ideas. It describes 19 commonly used systems approaches, complete with case studies, variations and discussion of each approach's pros and cons. Each chapter begins with a set of questions that the particular method addresses.
Ashby aphorism cards
Ross Ashby left a collection of cards with short pithy and often entertaining aphorisms or truth snippets. Fascinating and useful they give insight into Ross' thinking. The members of the Ashby Estate have collected them together into groups and transcribed them at:
- DISCOUNT! Systems Thinking by Bill Hutchinson
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