- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: A Butterworth-Heinemann Title (2 July 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750671637
- ISBN-13: 978-0750671637
- Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 15 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture Paperback – 2 Jul 1999
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"This is an excellent addition to books written on Systems Thinking. It is practical and timely and can be used by a vast majority of professionals such as engineers, planners and managers. I recommend it very highly to practitioners and academics."
C. J. Khisty, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Top Customer Reviews
Much of what is covered in the book is fairly comprehensive, although there are some points which I feel are expressions of opinion and not necessarily backed up with empirical evidence; however, this is not a common theme throughout the book, and much of what is explained is backed up with real-world examples. Also, the use of diagrams also breaks up the text and illustrates some of the key points being made.
I applaud Jamshid on his efforts on authoring this book, because it does provide fascinating insights on the systems approach, and it has immediately prompted a changed in world-view on my part. A fascinating read.
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I must live in a parallel universe to the author and other reviewers - a practical one! This book is full of sloppy writing and sloppy thinking. Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2000 by Dr. Paul Jefferson
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Gharajedaghi's book will become one of the cornerstones of systems thinking. It presents basic systems concepts in a comprehensive and understandable manner. Read morePublished on 18 May 1999
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