Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture (3rd edition)

Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture (3rd edition)

By: Jamshid Gharajedaghi (author)Paperback

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Systems Thinking, Third Edition combines systems theory and interactive design to provide an operational methodology for defining problems and designing solutions in an environment increasingly characterized by chaos and complexity. This new edition has been updated to include all new chapters on self-organizing systems as well as holistic, operational, and design thinking. The book covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website is available at This volume is ideal for senior executives as well as for chief information/operating officers and other executives charged with systems management and process improvement. It may also be a helpful resource for IT/MBA students and academics.


Part I: Systems Philosophy: The Name of the Devil Chapter 1: How the Game Is Evolving Part II Systems Theory: The Nature of the Beast Chapter 2: Systems Principles Chapter 3: Socio-cultural Systems Chapter 4: Socio-cultural System 2 Part III: Systems Methodology: Logic of the Madness Chapter 5: Holistic Thinking Chapter 6: Operational Thinking Chapter 7: Design Thinking Chapter 8: Design Thinking (2), Formulation of mess Chapter 9: Designing thinking (3), Business Architecture Part IV: Systems Practice: The Gutsy Few Chapter 10: Oneida Nation Chapter 11: Butterworth Health System Chapter 12: Marriott Corporation Chapter 13; Commonwealth Energy Chapter 14: Carrier Corporation Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780123859150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780123859150
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 0123859158
  • edition: 3rd edition

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