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- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publication Date: January 11, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B078YYJBXL
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The Art Of Thinking In Systems: Improve Your Logic, Think More Critically, And Use Proven Systems To Solve Your Problems - Strategic Planning For Everyday Life Kindle Edition
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The book has an emphasis on education based on the experiences of the author as a teacher. In fact, one could readily see this being a thesis written for an M.A.Ed. degree and subsequently re-purposed as a book. That's not bad, just a note on the writing style. And it's a positive for someone reading it that works in public or private education.
The only issue I have with the book (and subtracting one star for it) is that the author's biases with respect to politics and education do seep into the book. Yes, we're all biased as humans. However, in this case it did detract from the points the author was trying to make about systems thinking.
For example, the author equates cuts in educational funding to changing the primary purpose of schools as a place to learn. Yet there are plenty of studies out there that show there is very little correlation between the amount spent per capita on students and their academic performance. Clearly, there is something else at play in educational systems affecting performance that isn't triggered by the amount of money spent.
As the son of a former school principal, I appreciate what the author has done here and hope that he continues on with research and writing. From what I've seen in this book, he seems to be one of those teachers who makes a difference.
So, I do recommend the book for what it is...a great introduction to the topic.
The author uses easy to understand language and examples throughout the book.
If you're looking for an introductory book to systems thinking, I strongly recommend this one.
I appreciated the author's application of systems thinking in the different facets of life, in particular to relationships.
For those interested in an in-depth look at systems thinking, the author provides an extensive list of references to explore. The citations are well done, making it easy to locate which resources to utilize for further exploration.
The details were very confusing. The attempt to connect systems thinking to relationships and why rich people stay rich is terrible.
The Author could not even offer a definitive definition of systems thinking and its components.
This definitely isn't worth the money.