This model is derived from the paper " Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement " by Nelson P. Repenning and John D Sterman. See  Insight 752  for a causal loop version of this model.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

This model is derived from the paper "Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement" by Nelson P. Repenning and John D Sterman. See Insight 752 for a causal loop version of this model.

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This is the demo that was used in the Creating Mind Maps video. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
This is the demo that was used in the Creating Mind Maps video.
Consider the following "Sustaining the Forest" model intended to provide another example of how unexpected the behavior of a web of extended interactions can be.   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Consider the following "Sustaining the Forest" model intended to provide another example of how unexpected the behavior of a web of extended interactions can be.
Examples of reinforcing and balancing loops enhanced with images to maybe them more visually engaging. @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Examples of reinforcing and balancing loops enhanced with images to maybe them more visually engaging.
Analysis has served us well in developing the understanding of things, at least to a point. Though analysis will not allow us to answer the why questions about things. For that we need synthesis. One might consider analysis and synthesis two sides of a coin that one shouldn't attempt to separate. @
Analysis has served us well in developing the understanding of things, at least to a point. Though analysis will not allow us to answer the why questions about things. For that we need synthesis. One might consider analysis and synthesis two sides of a coin that one shouldn't attempt to separate.
There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay,
There is much we can learn from the development of qualitative relationships models though once we begin to ask questions like how long, how much, when, etc., a qualitative most is not likely to be of much use. The following video demonstrates how, in a very simple goal-seeking structure with delay, depending on the delay, it can be almost impossible to intuit the implications of the interactions with any level of accuracy. The difficulty arises essentially from operating with outdated data. See also Archetypes.
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All you wanted to do was put a bird feeder in your yard to attract birds and make for a more pleasant morning. And...   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
All you wanted to do was put a bird feeder in your yard to attract birds and make for a more pleasant morning. And...
 Bathtub model with max fill rate control added to account for the maximum rate water can enter via the faucet.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Bathtub model with max fill rate control added to account for the maximum rate water can enter via the faucet.

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 Part 1 demonstrates Picture primitives and Links to create representations of interactions. These are made visually attractive because the Picture primitives are overlay'd with images.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Part 1 demonstrates Picture primitives and Links to create representations of interactions. These are made visually attractive because the Picture primitives are overlay'd with images.

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This model depicts the interactions of Aesop's Fable " The Boy Who Cried Wolf ." @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
This model depicts the interactions of Aesop's Fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
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The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
The limits to growth structure is based on the basic growth structure. And, as should be obvious, nothing grows forever as growth requires resources. Those required resources become a limits to growth. See also Archetypes.
 To develop insights regarding a situation of interest there are a number of things should be considered to ensure a view of the relevant influences.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

To develop insights regarding a situation of interest there are a number of things should be considered to ensure a view of the relevant influences.

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The three common recurring structures.
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 Some people have found it easier to communicate interactions and their implications with Connection Circles rather than Causal Loop Diagrams.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

Some people have found it easier to communicate interactions and their implications with Connection Circles rather than Causal Loop Diagrams.

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Two goal seeking structures attempting to resolve and based on the delay one may tend to settle for less. See also  Archetypes .   Video   @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube
Two goal seeking structures attempting to resolve and based on the delay one may tend to settle for less. See also Archetypes.
Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.   Video    SystemsWiki's Musings
Jackson's System of Systems Methodology (SOSM) framework presents a construct that enables one to begin to make sense of the broad array of approaches that claim to embrace the Systems Thinking paradigm.
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Investigations into the relationships responsible for the success and failure of nations. This investigation was prompted after reading numerous references on the subject and perceiving that *Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty* by Acemoglu and Robinson seem to make a gre
Investigations into the relationships responsible for the success and failure of nations. This investigation was prompted after reading numerous references on the subject and perceiving that *Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty* by Acemoglu and Robinson seem to make a great deal of sense.
 Faced with a performance gap the two most obvious responses are to work harder or work smarter. There are trade offs associated with each, some obvious, some not so obvious.  Derived from  Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement  

Faced with a performance gap the two most obvious responses are to work harder or work smarter. There are trade offs associated with each, some obvious, some not so obvious.

Derived from Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement by Repenning and Sterman.

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This Romeo and Juliet Model was adapted by  Geoff McDonnell  from Michael J Radzicki (1993)  Dyadic processes, tempestuous relationships, and system dynamics , System 
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This Romeo and Juliet Model was adapted by Geoff McDonnell from Michael J Radzicki (1993) Dyadic processes, tempestuous relationships, and system dynamics, System Dynamic Rev. 9 (1) :79-94
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.  Video     SystemsWiki's Musings
There are about fifteen known archetypes with an interesting set of relationships among them.

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 This page contains a set of models associated with the LinkedIn discussion which was an endeavor to develop a Systemic Perspective associated with Chris Argyris' " Teaching Smart People How to Learn " article.  @ LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube

This page contains a set of models associated with the LinkedIn discussion which was an endeavor to develop a Systemic Perspective associated with Chris Argyris' "Teaching Smart People How to Learn" article.

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Yesterday's actions are responsible for the world we experience today. And today's actions are responsible for the world that we will experience tomorrow. The "Creating the Future" model is intended to provide a better sense of the common process associated with the unexpected unfolding of the futur
Yesterday's actions are responsible for the world we experience today. And today's actions are responsible for the world that we will experience tomorrow. The "Creating the Future" model is intended to provide a better sense of the common process associated with the unexpected unfolding of the future..
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