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How to Sell System Dynamics (Or Anything Else)

How to Sell System Dynamics (Or Anything Else)

How to Sell System Dynamics (Or Anything Else) If it’s so good – why is System Dynamics so hard to sell? The key to selling System Dynamics has nothing to do with what we’ve learned in grad school. Instead, the key is to clarify a fundamental confusion everyone seems...

How Food and System Dynamics Gave me A Career

How Food and System Dynamics Gave me A Career

How Food and System Dynamics Gave me A Career A discussion of two System Dynamics projects that had some real impact and then reflect on how this happened, and what needs to be in place for us system dynamicists to have an impact. Papers mentioned: Transforming Food...

Documenting the Modeling Process

Documenting the Modeling Process

Documenting the Modeling Process Building a simulation model requires lots of information to be gathered. This information comes in many formats such as flip charts, pictures, emails, and spreadsheets. How should this information be stored so that it is easily...

Practitioner Profile: Jack Homer, Homer Consulting

Practitioner Profile: Jack Homer, Homer Consulting

Practitioner Profile: Jack Homer, Homer Consulting Welcome to Practitioner Profiles, a series of up-close blog-length interviews with experienced System Dynamics practitioners.  We have a standard set of 10 questions and let practitioners take the responses in any...

Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics

Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics

Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics Jay Forrester cautioned that “fitting curves to past system data can be misleading”. Certainly, that can be true, if the model is deficient. But we can have our cake and eat it too: a good model that passes traditional System...

Modeling for Improved Organizational Staff Diversity

Modeling for Improved Organizational Staff Diversity

Modeling for Improved Organizational Staff Diversity We cannot all succeed when (more than) half of us are held back. This slightly modified quote is from Malala Yousafzai, the courageous young woman who stood up for her right to be educated. It summarizes the ethos...

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection Climate change. Biodiversity loss. Racial, gender, and economic inequity. Global pandemic and other health crises. Each of these challenges is serious on its own, but they also interact. Inaction on one crisis...

Some Housing SD links…

Here are some links to external publications using system dynamics on housing issues: Kaveh Dianati’s PhD (2022) London’s Housing Crisis; A System Dynamics Analysis of Long-term Developments: 40 Years into the Past and 40 Years into the Future.OECD (2021)...

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19 This Webinar is free due to the generous contribution of the University at Albany and California State University, Chico A distinguished team of panelists demonstrated how we can all think globally and act...

Economics SIG News: Summer 2022

Economics SIG News: Summer 2022 Summer 2022 Events Tyrone Keynes on “The Impact on National Accounts from NPI’s: Economic Pandemic Model” May 12th, 2022 Noon – 1PM (New York) Demonstrating the effects on the national and regional accounts of...

New Horizons of Systems Science

New Horizons of Systems Science

New Horizons of Systems Science This Seminar was sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Systems theory is developing to include new perspectives with a focus on integrated and inclusive transdisciplinary system approaches. This panel...

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes When a project moves from the honeymoon phase to finger-pointing and distrust, you have reached the dark side of Project Management.  Whether a dispute gets to the level of legal action or not, the process of...

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review In this webinar, we had an overview of the System Dynamics Review – the journal of the System Dynamics Society. We learned about its growing positive performance and impact. We reviewed the process of submitting, revising,...

Economics SIG News: Spring 2022

Economics SIG News: Spring 2022

Economics SIG News: Spring 2022 Spring 2022 Events Networking and Discussion Session February 11th, 2022 Noon – 1PM (New York) See this event page for details David Wheat April 8th, 2022 Noon – 1PM (New York) Professor I. David Wheat will present on the...