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Systems Thinking for Social Change

This best selling book is a practical guide to solving complex social problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results.

Study Notes in Systems Dynamics

This pioneering text book introduces the foundational principles and tools of Systems Thinking and Systems Dynamics.

Articles

Acting and Thinking Systemically
David Peter Stroh and Kathleen Zurcher (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 23, No. 6, Aug. 2012)

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Identifying and Breaking Vicious Cycles 

David Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 10, No. 10, Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010)

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Conducting an Effective Systems Analysis 

David Peter Stroh (Applied Systems Thinking White Paper, 2006)

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Defining Variables 

David Peter Stroh (Applied Systems Thinking White Paper, 2006)

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Conflicting Goals: Structural Tension at Its Worst 

Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 11, No. 7, Sept. 2000)

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Going Deeper: Moving from Understanding to Action 

Richard Karash and Michael Goodman (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 6, No. 9, Nov. 1995)

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Six Steps to Thinking Systemically 

Michael Goodman and Richard Karash (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 6, No. 2, Mar. 1995)

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The Systems Orientation: From Curiosity to Courage 

Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Nov. 1994)

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Systems Thinking: What, Why, When, Where, and How? 

Michael Goodman (The Systems Thinker)

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Systems Thinking for Social Change: Introduction and Telling Systems Stories
Book Excerpt by David Peter Stroh (The Mobius Strip, June 2016)

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Systems Thinking for Social Change: Making an Explicit Choice
Book Excerpt by David Peter Stroh (Reflections: The Society for Organization Learning Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2015)

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Exposing the Hidden Benefits of Business as Usual: Why the Status Quo Is So Difficult to Change
David Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 23, No. 10, Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013)

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Building the Foundation for Change
David Peter Stroh (Bridgeway Partners White Paper, 2008)

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Leveraging Change: The Power of Systems Thinking in Action
Peter Stroh (Organisational Learning for All Seasons, Prem Kumar, ed., National Community Leadership Institute, Singapore, 2003; reprinted from Reflections: The Society of Organizational Learning Journal, Winter, 2000 )

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The Case for System-wide Learning
Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Dec. 1997/Jan. 1998)

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Mastering the Archetypes of Social Change
Peter Stroh (OD Network Conference Proceedings, Oct. 1994)

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Overcoming the Systemic Challenges of Wealth Inequality in the U.S.
David Peter Stroh (The Foundation Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2020)

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Is Moving Too Fast Slowing You Down? – How to Prevent Overload from Undermining Your Organization’s Performance
David Peter Stroh and Marilyn Paul (Reflections: The Society for Organizational Learning Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, Summer 2013)

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The System Dynamics of Identity-Based Conflict
David Peter Stroh (The Non-Linearity of Peace Processes, D. Korppen, N. Ropers, H.J. Giessmann (eds.), Barbara Budrich Publishers: Farmington Hills, MI, 2011)

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Leveraging Grantmaking: Parts 1 and 2
David Peter Stroh and Kathleen Zurcher (The Foundation Review, Fall 2009/Winter 2010)

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A Systems View of the Economic Crisis
David Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 20, No. 1, Feb. 2009)

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Facilitating Re-entry of Formerly Incarcerated People: A Systemic Approach
David Peter Stroh (Applied Systems Thinking White Paper, 2008)

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A Systemic Approach to Ending Homelessness
David Peter Stroh and Michael Goodman (Applied Systems Thinking Journal, Oct. 2007)

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Managing Your Time as a Leader
Marilyn Paul and David Peter Stroh (Reflections: The Society for Organizational Learning Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2006)

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Using Systems Thinking to Facilitate Product Launch 

Michael Goodman (Applied Systems Thinking White Paper, 2006)

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Building a Systems Thinking Culture at the Ford Motor Company

Jeremy Seligman (Reflections, The Society for Organizational Learning Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4/5, 2005)

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A Systemic View of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
David Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Vol. 13, No.5, June/July 2002)

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The Rich Get Richer, and the Poor…
Peter Stroh (The Systems Thinker, Mar. 1992)

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Webinars and Online Courses

 

  • Systems Thinking Concepts – 6-part webinar series with David Peter Stroh and Michael Goodman introducing the principles and basic tools of systems thinking (9 hours) – for purchase
  • Systems Thinking Practice – follow-up 6-part webinar series with David Peter Stroh and Michael Goodman on how to apply systems thinking concepts (6 hours) – for purchase
  • Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes – online interactive self-paced course developed by Michael Goodman and Sherry Immediato which enables you to work with the tools introduced in Systems Thinking Concepts (40 hours) – for purchase

Podcasts

Background to Systems Thinking with David Stroh and Michael Goodman
Conversation with George Institute for Health (:45, July 2021)

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Systems Thinking and Managing Complexity with David Stroh
Conversation Between David Peter Stroh and David Daniels (1:15, October 2019)

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Business of Giving
David Peter Stroh, Author of Systems Thinking for Social Change, Joins Denver Frederick (0:32, July 2017)

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Book Summary – Systems Thinking for Social Change
David Peter Stroh (0:45)

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Entrepreneurial Leadership/Followership – Theology Class Conversation
David Peter Stroh (1:05)

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