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New Learning Inhibited/Breaking the Cycle

Gene Bellinger
New Learning tend to reduce Outdated Thinking, Communicating & Learning though our Outdated Thinking, Communicating & Learning inhibits new learning. The question is then how do we break this cycle. Adopted from "An Introduction to Systems Thinking with STELLA" by Barry Richmond.

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  • 1 month 4 days ago

Increasingly Indebted To Banks

Gene Bellinger
The issue of increasing private and government debt to banks is a major concern after the financial crisis of 2008 (see Figure at link given below). In order to understand why our society and government is increasingly indebted to banks we need to understand how our current money system works and why we need a continuous infusion of new money in a growing economy. “Why We Are Increasingly Indebted To Banks?” investigates the reasons behind this and suggest a possible solution.

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  • 1 month 4 days ago

Model Construction Process

Gene Bellinger
The model construction process is actually a balancing loop which endeavors to employ an abstract version of real events to form a model which produces conclusions and behavior which mimic the real events.

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  • 1 month 4 days ago

STILE / BCtD Development

Gene Bellinger
This is a definition of the Systems Thinking Interactive Learning Environment (STILE) development process which was used to create Beyond Connecting the Dots (BCtD).

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Double Loop Control Theory by William T Powers

Gene Bellinger
Based on 1990 SDR Article. Control systems act to make their own input match internal standards or reference signals. Competent control systems create illusions of stimulus response causality. Stimulus-response theory can approximate the relationship between disturbance and action, but it can't predict the consequences of behavior. These consequences are maintained despite disturbances. See also Double loop learning and Nurse Thinking Insights

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  • 1 month 4 days ago

Restaurant Covers

Gene Bellinger
The following model was submitted by Lise Inman & Keith Margerison for inclusion in the ILE currently under development. I think it's a useful model which gets interesting as the arrival interval gets smaller and the queue backs up. So, what do you think of the model and what insights can we surface with this model?

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  • 1 month 5 days ago

Infinite drinkers

Gene Bellinger
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one tells the bartender he wants a beer. The second one says he wants half a beer. The third one says he wants a fourth of a beer. The bartender puts two beers on the bar and says “You guys need to learn your limits.” From Wild About Math.

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  • 1 month 4 days ago

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