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Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow

Systems Thinking, Fast and Slow In 2011, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman published his best-selling book “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, which extended the work on cognitive biases he had started with his co-author Amos Tversky many years earlier....

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Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive

Practitioner Profile: Drew Jones, Climate Interactive 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...

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Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, a group of researchers from the University of Bergen found themselves stuck and could not run a planned in-person Group Model Building Workshop. They thought outside of the box and used Miro, a...

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Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control?

Modeling for Implementation: an Illusion of Control? Every so often, I see someone in our field drawing attention to the fact that many client-based system dynamics modeling projects do not lead to effective implementation of their findings, and they wonder what can...

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Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models

Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models

Webinar Q&A | Local Level COVID Models We had an insightful Webinar with the participation of The COVID 19 Localisation Modelling Group. Kim Warren and Maurice Glucksman and the formidable youth Farrah Farnejad, Quinn Kennedy, Harshita Magroria, and Brahmani...

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Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence

Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence

Models, Maps, and Levels of Evidence Anyone who has attended a System Dynamics conference in recent years, or has read past posts in the System Dynamics Society blog, is surely aware of differences of opinion on the value of qualitative maps as opposed to quantified...

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Modeling for Impact in the Era of Big Data

Modeling for Impact in the Era of Big Data

Modeling for Impact in the Era of Big Data On the occasion of the field’s 50th anniversary, in 2007, Jay Forrester spoke to us (SDR 23:359-370) about prospects for the field of System Dynamics—his view of the situation summarized by the phrase “aimless plateau”.  He...

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