Artifacts from the meeting include blog posts:
- "Systems Thinking and Science, (Systems Thinking Ontario, 2013-01-17)" on the Coevolving Innovations blog by David Ing; and
- "Beginning to Learn Systems Thinking" on the Bouncing Ideas blog by Carl Hastrich
The original content of the web page preceding the meeting follows below.
Thursday, January 17 represents the inaugural meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. We'll learn from our interaction, and may evolve some features of future meetings. Register on Eventbrite.
Theme: Systems Thinking and Science
The focus question for the evening is: "Is the function of systems thinking to be (i) a science or (ii) a complement to science?"
Suggested pre-reading: Boulding (1956)
To provide a minimal shared context, a foundational (i.e. really old!) article can be helpful.
- Boulding, Kenneth E. 1956. “General Systems Theory -- The Skeleton of Science.” Management Science 2 (3) (April): 197–208. http://jstor.org/stable/2627132 or doi:10.1287/mnsc.2.3.197 or find a cached version by searching on Google Scholar.
Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.