An Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald Weinberg is a good overview on Systems theory. It covers different approaches to developing a mental. For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications. For forty years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in software As author Gerald M. Weinberg writes, “I haven’t changed my conviction that most.

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My books may be found as eBooks at ; on Amazon at http: Jan 29, Dan rated it liked it. Sep 19, Neville Ridley-smith rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s dense and a little bit all over the place. Weinbeeg read a couple of Weinberg’s books. I’m having a hard time writing a review for this book and weinbrg out what star rating to give it. There are some useful details on thinking about systems in the abstract sense, but there’s also a lot of the book that comes off as helping men to splain things in areas in which we aren’t experts.

Essays in Honor of Gerald M. This book opened my eyes to many interesting directions and spheres I wasn’t aware of. There are some quite interesting “problems” at the end of each chapter giving a situation in some field and asking the reader to apply the principles of zystem chapter to the situation.

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking

If you’re a scientist, an artist or someone who just is sstem about how the world works, from sub-atomic particles to individual relationships, this book is full of gold. Where Bohm leaves off, pleading for terald more carefully structured approach towards understanding the process of thought, Weinberg gladly picks up both the trail and the mantle. An important part of this is understanding how different models can seem contradictory yet both be correct.


Weinberg provides in clear language interesting ways to think about systems, in whatever incarnation they take.

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Gerald Weinberg

Those systems in between — medium systems — are to This book has lots of good content — I was highlighting frequently — but it’s not the easiest read. Pearls This is one of those few books that I revisit every few years and always learn something new from.

Then he proceeds to map those back to first principles and relate it to all kinds of other relevant considerations you had never considered. And furthermore, find it hard to see how I would apply this book to my work as a programmer. For the most part, Weinberg is quite readable and has a lot to say. I read it as an ebook from Smashwords, which enabled me to look up terms or laws that I thought I could not remember, so I can be confident of that.

Throughout his work Weinberg carefully delves into the nature of thought, placing particular emphasis on many of the assumptions laid down by modern science that remain unspoken and behind the scenes. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This one is about “systems”, in a very general sense.

Feb 18, Erika RS rated it liked it Shelves: Gause -Weinberg had already acquired extensive experience as a programmer, manager, university professor, and consultant when this book was originally published. Feb 04, Graham Lee rated it liked it Shelves: There are a lot of good ideas here, but for a book that is supposed to help people think it is incredibly badly organized, and he uses terms he does not define and laws he never states explicitly.


Quotes from An Introduction t Apr 01, John Blevins rated it really liked it. Oct 02, Simon rated it liked it. His most well-known books are The Psychology of Computer Programming and Introduction to General Systems Thinkingboth of which are considered to be classics, having been re-issued by the publisher in “Silver Editions”.

A profound book that needs another careful reading to benefit from it Weinberg has published more than 40 books and more than articles. I’ll admit I’ve struggled with this book.

I try to incorporate my knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of my writing and consulting work with writers, hi-tech researchers, software engineers, and people whose life-situation could require the use of a service dog. Huge number of examples and suggestions for discussions is the most valuable part of the book. This book has lots of good content — I was highlighting frequently — but it’s not the easiest read.


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With helpful illustrations, numerous end-of-chapter exercises, and an appendix on a mathematical notation used in problem-solving, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking may be your most powerful tool in working with problems, systems, and solutions. An introduction to general systems thinking Gerald M.

Very difficult to learn but useful beyond description.