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Systems Thinking World

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Perspectives Updated 14 hours ago

The Perspectives Project surfaces noteworthy stories about relationships and their implications, to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights, and enable more effective action.

Crop Damage Updated 14 hours ago

Crop Damage presents a synthesis of understanding distilled down to a single question... And? And what does this influence? And what influences this? This is based on an old Sufi saying, "Because you understand one, you think you understand two because one and one is two. But first, you have to understand AND."

Shifting the Burden Archetype Updated 1 day ago

A shifting the burden structure occurs when there are different ways to address a situation. With one approach being easier, faster, and requiring fewer resources, which do you think gets pursued? The problem is that taking the easier path ensures one will have to take the easier path repeatedly, and makes it harder to pursue the long-term better solution.

Crowdsourced Homelessness Model Updated 3 days ago

An experiment to better understand the possibility of crowdsourcing a model associated with homelessness.

Storytelling 101 Updated 3 days ago

This perspective will endeavor to provide a sense of how to begin with an apparent problem and research the relationships to evolve a relationship model that can be used to convey the current level of understanding.

stwk Updated 3 days ago

Storytelling with Kumu is a free online learning program which presents a rationale for using storytelling to communicate the meaning of models as well as how to best utilize the presentation features within Kumu. Included are tips & tricks learned along the way as well as exercises to develop one's expertise using the presentation features.

Template Updated 3 days ago

Tags: Perspective,

Implications 101 Updated 3 days ago

Considering the concepts provided Relationships 101 I thought it best to provide a few example structures and demonstrate how they're labeled to tell stories.

Relationships 101 Updated 4 days ago

People often comment that they are overwhelmed by causal relationships and causal relationship diagrams. I expect that the two basic reasons for this are 1) the relationships were never well defined, and 2) relationship maps are typically presented in a manner that asks of people the equivalent of eating an elephant in a single bite. I'm not surprised by the typical result.

Creating Perspectives Updated 5 days ago

This project was developed to help me sort out what elements connect together to create the various pieces of perspectives and which things reference what other things. Yes, it makes my head hurt.

We Have a Problem Updated 5 days ago

When we encounter a situation other than we consider it should be we typically refer to it as a problem though if we investigate intently we're likely to find the problem is seldom what it was initially perceived to be. This perspective presents a set of relationships I never thought about and as such, I ended up in a predicament I never saw coming.

I Used To Be A Systems Thinker Updated 9 days ago

This is a presentation delivered at Skillsfest on 17.08.02 about my personal evolution from being a systems thinker to being a storyteller of relationships and their implications.

Recovering Systems Thinker Updated 9 days ago

This project was developed for at the basis for a California Green Academy web presentation on 2017.11.02

Systems Archetypes Updated 10 days ago

Present the definition and utility of an archetypes as well as what the archetypes are.

Boy Who Cried Wolf Updated 11 days ago

An informative version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf with Storytelling created specifically for the Storytelling with Kumu course.

Systems Thinking Updated 11 days ago

This project was developed for at the basis for a California Green Academy web presentation on 2017.11.02

Credit Never Happened Updated 11 days ago

Given a performance gap this model investigates the implications of working harder or working smarter.

Politics Stupid Updated 13 days ago

An elaboration of the model from Ezar Klein's "Why Politics Makes Us Stupid" article.

Testing More Updated 15 days ago

Some Examples

The Essence of AND? Updated 16 days ago

Effective Solutions might be referred to as an interactive learning environment or an evolving collaborative problem-solving environment. It presents a basis for why we typically create solutions which are only temporary, solutions which make the situation worse or create new problems that have to be dealt with. Effective Solutions then provides an approach for developing solutions which engage the relevant stakeholders in creating enduring solutions which don't create new solutions in the process.

Why Nations Fail Updated 17 days ago

Investigation of the relationships responsible for the failure of nations.

Creating the Future Updated 17 days ago

The Enabling Virtual Collaboration (EVC) Project is a collaborative endeavor to figure out how to curate virtual collaboration endeavors. That is, undertaking to develop a systemic understanding of complex situations and evolve strategies for improving the situation with a high likelihood of avoiding unintended consequences, and doing this with a group of collaborators who are geographically distributed and only able to contribute asynchronously on a periodic basis.

Creating Insights Updated 18 days ago

How the development of a relationship model promotes understanding and insights as a basis for more effective action dealing with a situation.

stwim Updated 25 days ago

Simulation with Insight Maker introduces one to the development of stock & flow simulation models, which is where you turn when qualitative models can't help you develop the understanding you need. This is a free self-paced online learning environment from Systems Thinking World. While the stock & flow simulation modeling is in Insight Maker, a free web-based modeling and simulation environment, the framework for the learning environment was developed in Kumu.

swim Updated 25 days ago

Simulation with Insight Maker is a Kumu Learning Environment intended to present the essence principles for developing simulation models with Insight Maker. The most essential features of Insight Maker for developing stock & flow simulation models are also provided.

cst Updated 25 days ago

The Certified Systems Thinker Program presents what is considered the absolute essential understanding and skills necessary to develop a systemic perspective for situations of interest. This Systemic Perspective provides a basis for deeper understanding, insights and more effective action. The intent is to enable one to be more effective dealing with situations, while reducing the likelihood of creating unintended consequences making matters worse, or creating new problems in the process.

SystemsWiki Format Updated 3 months ago

Guidelines for the creation of the new SystemsWiki page format.

Systems Thinking World Updated 3 months ago

An introduction to the current state of Systems Thinking World along with a short history of the relentless pursuit of understanding relationships and their implications that got us here.

Embed Anything Updated 4 months ago

Using the YouTube embed script to embed just about anything and have it automatically size to the fit the window it's embedded in.

Aussie Super Updated 4 months ago

AUSTRALIA'S TAX-ADVANTAGED, compulsory, private superannuation system – the jewel in the crown of the legacy of the Hawke/Keating era – is an innocent fraud. The system was introduced with the best of intentions, but it doesn’t do what it was supposed to do.

Kumu Splash Updated 5 months ago

This is just a small project to hold all the presentation splash pages that don't really go with Kumu presentations.

Patrons Only Updated 5 months ago

Content that is visible only to patrons or visible to patrons before it's made public.

egrl-arch Updated 5 months ago

Surfaces the structure and behavior of the Exponential Growth Archetype

Insight Maker Updated 5 months ago

Insight Maker User's Guide

Old Data Mode Project Updated 5 months ago

This is an old project using the old data model where data is shared across maps. If I need another project in the future that does that then fork this one to create the project.

Heuristics Updated 5 months ago

Things that work and things that don't

Homelessness Updated 5 months ago

In this piece, we explore the counter intuitive nature of systems where the best of intentions to address the homelessness situation using the most expedient approach is likely to make things even worse.

Economy Money Flows Updated 7 months ago

Economic Sector Model

Lost Opportunity Updated 7 months ago

Assault on Overtime Updated 7 months ago

It's one reason we're poorer than our parents.

ap-arch Updated 7 months ago

Attractiveness Principle Archetype

add-arch Updated 7 months ago

Addiction Archetype

Accounts Receivable Updated 7 months ago

Experiences of a company trying to manage their average accounts receivable period to an acceptable level.

aa-arch Updated 7 months ago

Accidental Adversaries Archetype

Creating Relationship Models Updated 7 months ago

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MMT Updated 7 months ago

Investigation of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) as to whether it is really Myopic Monetary Theory since it doesn't address the cause of the problem it seeks to fix.

Balancing Structure Updated 7 months ago

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Reinforcing Structure Updated 7 months ago

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Relationship Models Updated 7 months ago

How the development of a relationship model promotes understanding and insights as a basis for more effective action dealing with a situation.

Problems & Solutions Updated 7 months ago

Enabling Virtual Collaboration is a collaborative endeavor to figure out how to curate virtual collaboration endeavors. That is, undertaking to develop a systemic understanding of complex situations and evolve strategies for improving the situation with a high likelihood of avoiding unintended consequences, and doing this with a group of collaborators who are geographically distributed and only able to contribute asynchronously on a periodic basis. This is being evolved into the Asynchronous Virtual Collaboration project.

cp Updated 9 months ago

The Munro Review of Child Protection: Part One: A Systems Analysis

dg-arch Updated 10 months ago

More often than not we set out to accomplish some goal and it ends up taking far longer than we thought it would. The most common reason for this is that we've misunderstood the effect one or more limits have on the action taken to attain the goal. This is representative of the Limits to Action Archetype.

Quest for Water Updated 10 months ago

The relentless pursuit of having less.

diigo Updated 10 months ago

Lazy Person Survival endeavors to surface why Diigo is the most used application in my toolbox. It is wasn't for Diigo I'd pretty much go nuts on a daily basis looking for my creations various places on the web. Diigo allows me to index everything and find things with a straightforward search via Google Chrome.

School Improvement Updated 11 months ago

A Systems Approach to Strategic Planning & School Improvement

Postscript Updated 11 months ago

The insights arrived at when participants in the Certified Systems Thinker program asked how to sell systems thinking to their organization.

ltg-arch Updated 12 months ago

Limits to Growth Archetypes

Market Diffusion Updated 1 year ago

The basic structure of this insight applies across industry boundaries--whether consumer or industrial, products or services.

Farmers Markets Updated 1 year ago

A way that starting farmers markets may backfire

The Infamous Bathtub Updated 1 year ago

A description of the dynamics of the bathtub model and why most people don't understand dynamics.

Encouraging the Opposition Updated 1 year ago

An example of how the most obvious answers to diminish protests just makes matters worse.

Circular Economy Updated 1 year ago

Circular Economy Model

ftf-arch Updated 1 year ago

Fixes that Fail Archetype

gswd-arch Updated 1 year ago

Goal Seeking with Delay Archetype

gsbl-arch Updated 1 year ago

Surfaces the structure and behavior of the Goal Seeking archetype.

Sustainable Capitalism Updated 1 year ago

This model investigates the influences which currently work in opposition to sustainable capitalism. The model then presents a view that might actually promote sustainable capitalism.

Revolution in the Making Updated 1 year ago

How to spot a revolution in the making from a Ben Franklin correspondence.

Road Congestion Updated 1 year ago

The typical response to road congestion in time simply makes matters worse.

Teacher Cheating Updated 1 year ago

Teacher cheating on standardized tests is a recurring theme in recent national headlines, ranging from teachers looking at tests in advance to develop study guides, to teachers and administrators erasing and correcting student answers after they have submitted tests. The media and the school communities have responded to these stories with shock and out-rage, often vilifying individual teachers and administrators.

Perpetuating Tension Updated 1 year ago

How we address symptoms and avoid real lasting solutions.

Science of Inequality Updated 1 year ago

The evolution of a model started by Geoff McDonnell based on the May 2014 special issue of Science.

not rich Updated 1 year ago

Investigation into why we're not all rich

vossov Updated 1 year ago

Are we victims of the system or are we just dealing with systems of the victim.

larger system Updated 1 year ago

Implications of interactions with a larger system that might initially be considered.

Google Strategy Updated 1 year ago

A relationship model which is considered to be at the center of Google's business strategy. Admittedly this is only a perspective as I've not seen it published.

Tax Revenue Pressure Updated 1 year ago

Unexpected implications of acting to respond to tax revenue pressure

Project Systems Updated 1 year ago

Project Systems: Distinguishing Fact From Fantasy

Project Challenge Updated 1 year ago

Given a situation where the expected completion data for a project is later than the prescribed deadline what are the options available for the project to get it back on track.

Poverty by Design Updated 1 year ago

An investigation into the ways we create context that creates poverty. This is also intended to be an example of how the content of articles actually have a systemic structure which may be expressed as one or more stories in relationship models.

Oil System Model Updated 1 year ago

Oil System Model from James Breaus

time mgmt Updated 1 year ago

Investigation the extent to which time management actually helps us deal with our lack of time available.

lta-arch Updated 1 year ago

More often than not we set out to accomplish some goal and it ends up taking far longer than we thought it would. The most common reason for this is that we've misunderstood the effect one or more limits have on the action taken to attain the goal. This is representative of the Limits to Action Archetype.

Jungle Updated 1 year ago

Why is it that changes often return to the way they were before you stopped working on them. Why the jungle always seems to win!

khelp Updated over 1 year ago

Kumu Help intended to enable one to find that tidbit of information that demonstrates how to do what they want to do when they want to do it.

Intent Updated over 1 year ago

Level of Documentation Depends on Intent

Boy Who Cried Wolf Lite Updated over 1 year ago

A not so informative version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf created specifically for the Storytelling with Kumu course.

Kumu Environment Updated over 1 year ago

An overview of the structure of the Kumu environment with additional maps as appropriate to explain concepts covered along the way.

esc-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Escalation Archetype

totc-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Tragedy of the Commons Archetype

ind-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Indecision Archtype

stts-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Success to the Successful Archetype

gauwds-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Growth and Underinvestment with a Drifting Standard Archetype

gau-arch Updated over 1 year ago

Growth and Underinvestment Archetype

World Problems Updated over 1 year ago

Interconnectedness of World Problems. Our future in a nutshell?

Oil Prices Updated almost 2 years ago

An investigation into influences driving the changes in oil prices the beginning of 2016.

Diagram SG Updated almost 2 years ago

Systemigrams

Hewlett Foundation Madison Initiative Updated almost 2 years ago

Diagram PM Updated almost 2 years ago

Polarity Map Diagram

Diagram FL Updated almost 2 years ago

Flying Logic Diagrams

Goals Updated almost 2 years ago

The implications associated with setting goals which makes the activity self-limiting.

Diagram RM Updated almost 2 years ago

Relationship Map

Diagram RP Updated almost 2 years ago

Rich Picture Diagram.

Rewarding Limitations Updated 2 years ago

An example of how developing an expertise is shifted to presales support.

Perpetuating Poverty Updated 2 years ago

Often actions taken to reduce poverty do just opposite, making matters even worse.

Reversing Desertification Updated 2 years ago

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

Online Learning Community Updated over 2 years ago

Investigation into what enables a successful online learning community. This project is the focal point for the synthesizing multiple conversations on this topic underway in multiple locations.

Identity Protective Cognition Updated over 2 years ago

This relationship model was developed to sort out what was presented in the Ezra Klein paper titled How Politics Makes Us Stupid.

Diagram VNA Updated almost 3 years ago

Value Network Analysis Project

Diagram DM Updated almost 3 years ago

Dialogue Map

Diagram MM Updated almost 3 years ago

Mind Map

Diagram HY Updated almost 3 years ago

RP/CLD Hybrid

Kumu Causal Loops Updated almost 3 years ago

How to create causal loops in Kumu

My First Map Updated almost 3 years ago

Learning about Kumu Mapping

Diagram CLD Updated almost 3 years ago

Causal Loop Diagram

Presentations by stw

Crop Damage Abstract published Nov 18, 2017

Surfing Perspectives published Nov 17, 2017

Storytelling 101 published Nov 15, 2017

Implications 101 published Nov 14, 2017

Relationships 101 published Nov 14, 2017

Creating Perspectives published Nov 13, 2017

The Boy Who Cried Wolf published Nov 7, 2017

Recovering Systems Thinker published Nov 7, 2017

Creating The Future v2 published Nov 1, 2017

Systems Thinking published Oct 31, 2017

Crop Damage published Sep 14, 2017

Embed Anything published Aug 5, 2017

I Used To Be A Systems Thinker published Aug 2, 2017

The Essence of AND? published Jul 1, 2017

Patrons Only Intro published May 19, 2017

Strategy Ownership published Apr 19, 2017

Relationship Model Strategy published Apr 19, 2017

Relationship Models Revisited published Apr 17, 2017

Creating Relationship Models published Apr 14, 2017

Balancing Structure published Apr 13, 2017

Reinforcing Structure published Apr 13, 2017

Relationship Models published Apr 11, 2017

Problems & Solutions published Apr 11, 2017

Aussie Super published Apr 4, 2017

Systems Thinking World published Apr 2, 2017

Child Protection published Mar 2, 2017

Drifting Goals published Jan 23, 2017

Lazy Person Survival published Jan 10, 2017

Program Navigation published Jan 4, 2017

Certified Systems Thinker published Jan 3, 2017

Typical Perspectives published Jan 3, 2017

Kumu Storytelling Options published Jan 2, 2017

Why Storytelling? published Jan 1, 2017

Limits to Growth Archetype published Sep 13, 2016

Accounts Receivable Period published Sep 11, 2016

Circular Economy published Sep 4, 2016

The Perspectives Project published Sep 1, 2016

Storytelling with Insight Maker published Aug 25, 2016

Storytelling with Kumu published Aug 24, 2016

Simulation with Insight Maker published Aug 24, 2016

Science of Inequality published Aug 24, 2016

Lost Opportunity published Aug 4, 2016

Oil System Model published Jul 27, 2016

Postscript published Jun 22, 2016

Shifting the Burden Archetype published Jun 18, 2016

Fixes that Fail Archetype published Jun 5, 2016

Google Strategy published Jun 4, 2016

Goal Seeking with Delay Archetype published Jun 2, 2016

Limits to Action published Mar 16, 2016

Effective Virtual Collaboration published Mar 9, 2016

The Larger System published Feb 22, 2016

Why We're Not All Rich published Feb 21, 2016

Archetypes - Part II published Feb 15, 2016

Archetypes - Part I published Feb 15, 2016

Oil Prices published Feb 14, 2016

Perspectives published Feb 12, 2016

Kumu Attributes published Feb 9, 2016

Managing Time published Feb 8, 2016

Exponential Growth Archetype published Feb 6, 2016

Victims of the System published Feb 5, 2016

Goal Seeking Archetype published Jan 25, 2016

Archetypes published Jan 22, 2016

How Politics Makes Us Stupid published Jan 20, 2016

Battling the Jungle published Jan 17, 2016

Creating Insights published Dec 15, 2015

Encouraging the Opposition published Oct 26, 2015

Farmers Markets published Oct 26, 2015

Rewarding Limitation published Oct 25, 2015

Perpetuating Tension published Oct 25, 2015

Tax Revenue Pressure published Oct 24, 2015

Perpetuating Poverty published Oct 23, 2015

Quest for Water published Oct 22, 2015

Road Congestion published Oct 21, 2015

Revolution in the Making published Oct 14, 2015

Economy Money Flows published Oct 11, 2015

Assault on Overtime published Oct 11, 2015

Reversing Desertification published Oct 6, 2015

World Problems published Oct 6, 2015

Market Diffusion published Oct 5, 2015

Project Systems published Oct 2, 2015

Poverty by Design published Mar 17, 2015

Why Nations Fail published Mar 16, 2015

Sustainable Capitalism published Mar 16, 2015

We Have a Problem published Mar 15, 2015

Credit Never Happened published Mar 15, 2015

Project Challenge published Mar 15, 2015

Teacher Cheating published Jan 22, 2015

Making Homelessness Worse by Helping published Jan 22, 2015