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Dear resourceful list,
I live in San Diego in the US and travel around the states working with large inter-generational family businesses. I am looking for a video or concise article explaining systems thinking to someone who has always thought in a "unit model" kind of way. Does anyone know of such a video?
Thank you so much,
You might find this helpful - it's not quite system thinking but the next iteration - complex adaptive systems.
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It obviously depends who you are working with and what they need, for our part we have had really good reactions to this video (much used by the UK's Open University) http://www.resilience.cultivate.ie/powerdown-show/episode-3/
The Powerdown Show was produced in Ireland by an organisation called Cultivate for broadcast on Community Public Access TV, It is a series of 10 twenty-minute programmes that explore how we respond to the challenges we face using a whole systems approach. The programmes are educational, exploring solutions and encouraging responses at the individual and community level. Each TV show is based on one of the 10 modules of a Community Powerdown course and it is intended to be used as a learning resource.
Good luck - this is important work !
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