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Problem Solving Desperately Needs Systems Thinking

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Is a way of seeing the world as a series of interconnected and interdependent systems rather than lots of independent parts. 

As a thinking tool, it seeks to oppose the reductionist view  (the idea that a system can be understood by the sum of its isolated parts ) and replace it with...

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Systems

...are sets of related components that work together in a particular environment to perform whatever functions are required to achieve the system's objective.

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The 3 main systems at play

  • Social systems: rules and structures, created by humans, that keep society functioning.
  • Industrial systems: all manufactured material world, created to facilitate human needs.
  • The ecosystem: which provides all the natural services (clean air, food, fresh...

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