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An Introduction to Systems Thinking
with iThink

By Barry Richmond

Latest edition: 2013 (updated for iThink version 10)

An Introduction to Systems Thinking with iThink describes the language of Systems Thinking and provides a guide to the model building process. You'll be introduced to the language of "stocks and flows" and key Systems Thinking concepts like operational thinking, feedback loops and main chain activities.

The accompanying CD includes classic infrastructure models applicable to human resources, manufacturing, financial, marketing and administrative issues. Models are presented in the following categories:

  • Main Chain Infrastuctures
  • Resource Infrastructures
  • Production & Service Infrastructures
  • Score Keeping Infrastructures
  • Miscellaneous Infrastructures

An Introduction to Systems Thinking
 Table of Contents

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About the Author

Barry Richmond was a Systems Thinking pioneer. He founded isee systems (formerly High Performance Systems) in 1984 and created STELLA and iThink software. Barry was devoted to helping others become better “Systems Citizens”. He believed the world would be a better place if we enabled people to think, learn, communicate, and act more systemically.

Dr. Richmond received a BA in psychology from Syracuse University, an MBA from Columbia University, an MS in operations research from Case Western Reserve University, and in 1979 a PhD in system dynamics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a graduate student of Jay W. Forrester.


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