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Applied Understanding: Conclusion [Systems thinking & modelling series]

This is part 33 of a series of articles featuring the book Beyond Connecting the Dots, Modeling for Meaningful Results.

If we are to evolve beyond the Pogo predicament1, “We have met the enemy and he is us”, we must embrace learning and become far more adept at developing truly viable approaches for dealing with situations. Attempting to deal with situations without the requisite level of understanding has repeatedly proven to be little more than meddling. This in turn simply makes the situation worse or creates new problems that have to be dealt with.

There are well defined and proven approaches for developing each aspect of the “Systemic Strategy” model, and these will be presented in the “Enabling a Better Tomorrow” Interactive Learning Environment soon to be released.

Next edition: Models and Truth: Introduction.

Article sources: Beyond Connecting the Dots, Insight Maker. Reproduced by permission.

Header image source: Beyond Connecting the Dots.


  1. Kelly, W. (1972). Pogo: We have met the enemy and he is us. New York: Simon and Schuster.
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Scott Fortmann-Roe and Gene Bellinger

Scott Fortmann-Roe, creator of Insight Maker, and Gene Bellinger, creator of SystemsWiki, have written the innovative interactive book "Beyond Connecting the Dots" to demystify systems thinking and modelling.

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