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There are actually a lot of great materials available on Systems Thinking, here are a few of our favourites:


- Introduction to Systems Thinking (https://thesystemsthinker.com/introduction-to-systems-thinki...)

- Tools of a Systems Thinker (https://medium.com/disruptive-design/tools-for-systems-think...)

- The Mythical Leverage Point (https://blog.kumu.io/the-mythical-leverage-point-d582ce4b8b4...)


- Peter Senge Introduction to Systems Thinking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXdzKBWDraM)

- I Used To Be A Systems Thinker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ymt_TbNNwE)

- The (Failed) Promised of Systems Thinking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=614&v=aelqgvFXGi...)

- Systems Practice Mindsets (https://vimeo.com/212281432)


- +Acumen Systems Practice Course (https://www.plusacumen.org/courses/systems-practice)


- Thinking In Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows (https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Systems-Donella-H-Meadows/dp...)

- Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Discipline-Fieldbook-Strategies...)

- Systems Thinking for Social Change (https://www.amazon.com/Systems-Thinking-Social-Change-Conseq...)

Articles on Leading Systems Change:

- Dawn of Systems Leadership (https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_dawn_of_system_leadershi...)

- Acting and Thinking Systemically (https://thesystemsthinker.com/acting-and-thinking-systemical...)

- Transforming the Systems Movement (https://thesystemsthinker.com/transforming-the-systems-movem...)

Relevant Tools and Websites:

- Kumu (https://kumu.io) - Web-based tool for building interactive system maps.

- The Systems Thinker (https://thesystemsthinker.com/) - Complete library of all "The Systems Thinker" publications over the past 30 years

- Loopy (http://ncase.me/loopy/) - An playground for building interactive systems maps.

(Disclosure: I'm a Developer at Kumu)

- "General Systemantics" by John Gall ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemantics ) It's humorous but I'm being serious.

He has such chestnuts as: "A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works."

Love John Gall's approach to systems. There's actually a section in Kumu's manifesto that quotes Gall's law:

    A complex system designed from scratch never works
    and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have
    to start over with a working simple system.

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