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    The Systems ThinkerRussell Ackoff11/18/1513 min
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    The Systems Thinker
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    • [user]2 months ago

      This comment was deleted on 9/17/2021

      • thorgalle
        2 months ago

        Nice scout! The article gave broad strokes, I think this interesting definition of science and the humanities could use some examples. If two frogs look very similar, but by studying their behavior I find that they are of different subspecies, did I just perform a study of humanities?

        Reminds me of a long essay I once had to read in uni about the differences between “science” and “design”.

    • Jessica
      2 months ago

      Quoting Einstein: “Without changing our pattern of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought.” When we know how a system works, how its parts are connected, and how the parts interact to produce the behavior and properties of the whole, we can almost always find one or more points of view that lead to better solutions than those we would have arrived at from the point of view from which the problem was formulated.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      💯🥇Gold 🥇💯

      It is always the teacher who learns most in a classroom. Schools are upside down. Students should be teaching, and teachers at all levels should learn no matter how much they resist doing so.

      A student once asked me in what year I had last taught a class on a subject that existed when I was a student.

      A great question. After some thought, I told him 1951. “Boy,” he said, “you must be a good learner. What a pity you can’t teach as well as you can learn.” He had it right.