If the World were a Village of 100 People
January 15, 2011
In the last week, I have read Donella Meadows’ Thinking in Systems three times – picking through at various chapters to read about “Why Systems Surprise Us” or how to “Liv[e] in a World of Systems.” Her narrative style is so compelling and convincing that I have spent hours thinking and rethinking policy at our school: what is the difference between a stated goal (the set point) of our school and its actual behavior over time? Where in our little school is “rule beating” going on? where have we falsely drawn boundaries that were either too broad or too narrow?
Just this morning, I was sifting through some ideas when I lit upon this little gem of a video:
Click and take it in.
- Donella Meadows: The Power of Vision (peopleandplace.net)