Recommended readings in systems thinking for facilitators of the Work That Reconnects.
[Apologies for the poor reproductions. Obtain books if possible–you’ll want them in your library.]
Systems 1: An Introduction to Systems Thinking, by Draper Kauffman, Jr. Available for download or online reading here: https://www.academia.edu/3317732/Systems_one_An_introduction_to_systems_thinking
“Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World” by Arne Naess. From Seed, Macy, Fleming & Naess, Thinking Like a Mountain. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B25_Ne3KAfuCaE5Ea1EyQ0xtaXc
Part Two of A Systems View of the World, by Ervin Laszlo, 1972. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B25_Ne3KAfuCVjhHR3BsSGcyUEE
Chapter 1 from Systems, Structure, and Experience, by Ervin Laszlo, 1969. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B25_Ne3KAfuCX3VzMGFfYlhtNXM
[If you can find the original book, that will be easier to read.]
pp. 3-7 from The Global Brain, by Peter Russell.
“The Next Level of Systems Thinking—Non-Linear, Complex Dynamical Systems” by Jim Brown (revised slightly). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eZnJl8F1TeoIaoPVk64K-dmgasRUgCXRq1FpK42DAGY/edit?usp=sharing
Margaret Wheatly, Who Do We Choose to Be? Facing reality, claiming leadership, restoring sanity. BK Publishers, 2017. Amazing compendium of systems thinking, time, identity, information science, self-organization, perception, interconnectedness, and transformational leadership, based on science and the wisdom of great thinkers from many cultures.
Margaret Wheatly and Deborah Frieze, “Lifecycle of Emergence: Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale.” from Kosmos, Spring/Summer 2015. Includes sidebar by Elisabet Sahtouris listing “Principles of Healthy Living Systems.” (Molly posting this without Joanna’s okay because she’s busy in France.) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B25_Ne3KAfuCWFU2aFVWOEdsQnc/view?usp=sharing
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