Notice: This is a SUMMARY of “The Art of Systems Thinking: Essential Skills for Creativity and Problem Solving” by Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott.
The Art of Systems Thinking goes far beyond formal logic as it considers any phenomenon in its dynamic, in its time. In their book, Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott, as NLP specialists, rework the traditional view of the nature of things, and strive to teach us to see the whole picture – and see things in a new way. We live in a world of ready-made mental models that we ourselves have not created. The world around us is often perceived as a given and we live in a vicious circle created by culture, public opinion, and upbringing. We ourselves come up with artificial restrictions and thereby complicate our lives. This can be corrected by properly influencing our existing mental models. The authors discover ways that allow you to find the trajectories of dynamic systems, eliminate their vulnerabilities, and change your life for the better.