An Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald Weinberg is a good overview on Systems theory. It covers different approaches to developing a mental. For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications. For forty years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in software As author Gerald M. Weinberg writes, “I haven’t changed my conviction that most.
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Jim D’Ambrosia rated it liked it Jan 06, Essays in Honor of Gerald M. Like in most social sciences, the book’s ideas are pretentious, but too general and vague to be of any use. Another gem yerald Gerald Weinberg. Weinberg died on August 7, It is Although it has been more than three years March 9, since I first purchased Weinberg’s book, “An Introduction to General Systems Thinking”, in many ways it represents the perfect compliment to the works, “Wholeness and the Implicate Order” and “An Introduction to Special Relativity” — both written by David Bohm.
Gause -Weinberg had already acquired extensive experience as a programmer, manager, university professor, and consultant when this book was originally published. Those systems in between — medium systems — are too large to be handled analytically but not large enough to be handled statistically. This book opened gfrald eyes to many interesting directions and spheres I wasn’t aware of.
A lot of systems thinking writing is just piles of self-justification management trash; most of it doesn’t worth the time spent reading. Sometimes the language was awkward. So, if you enjoyed the first you will enjoy this too.
And furthermore, find it hard to see how I would apply this book to my work as a programmer. It’s dense and a little bit all over the place. His most well-known books are The Psychology of Computer Programming and Introduction to General Systems Thinkingboth of which are considered to be classics, having been re-issued by the publisher in “Silver Editions”. Mar 29, Michael rated it it was amazing Berald The book is excellent and deep.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Author, Teacher, Consultant at linkedin. There are a lot of good ideas here, but for a book that is supposed to help people think it is incredibly badly organized, and he uses terms gedald does not define and laws he never states explicitly.
I’ve always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. Gerald Weinberg was born and raised in Chicago. As author Gerald M. PaperbackSilver Anniversary Editionpages.
An Introduction to General Systems Thinking
Dorset House, New York, If you’re a gerxld, an artist or someone who just is curious about how the world works, from sub-atomic particles to individual relationships, this book is full of gold. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He has been a member of the Society for General Systems Research since the late s.
I am more interested in system thinking to apply to creating complex creations. For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in computer science and beyond.
Accessed June 5, Want wejnberg Read saving…. My recommendation would be to find a different book on the same topic if possible. The problem I have which others may notis that I find it hard to summarise what I’ve just read.
This book has the potential of resetting the entire way one approaches problem solving. Pearls This is one of those few books that I revisit every few years and always learn something new from.
I feel like, what Baudrillard did for reality deconstruction, Weinberg does for knowledge and thinking processes. Views Read Edit View history.
Huge number of examples and suggestions for discussions is the most valuable part of the book. My books may be found as weinbrrg at ; on Amazon at http: In he was the Winner of The J. The book if full of inaccurate trivia, used as examples of its ideas, paradoxical scepticism towards science and invented names for common-sense concepts, but very little valuable.
Feb 18, Erika RS rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 16, Geert rated it really liked it. And it’s definitely worth a re-read or even many re-reads in the future. To illustrate this with an example from the text, one can fully analyze the way that the flu spreads through a very small group of people, e. Jan 30, Adam Zethraeus rated it liked it.