• The Art of Thinking in Systems: Improve Your Logic, Think More Critically, and Use Proven Systems to Solve Your Problems - Strategic Planning for Everyday Life

  • By: Steven Schuster
  • Narrated by: Lewis Hutton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-28-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Steven Schuster
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Would you like to have better solutions to your problems? Struggling to understand why things went wrong when you did everything right? The Art of Thinking in Systems can help you with these problems. You think systems thinking is for politicians, and powerful CEO's? Let me tell you this: a small business is a system, your class at school is a system, your family is a system. You are the element of larger systems - your town, your country, the world. These systems have a different dynamic. The more you know about their nature, the more optimal solutions you'll find to problems related to them.

The Art of Thinking in Systems presents the fundamental system models and methods with an application to real life. Know how to use systems thinking at work, in your business, in your relationship, friendships. Some things in life can't be fixed with a simple "you did this so I did that" thinking. By applying conventional thinking to complex problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve.

The book also helps you to see through the hidden pathways of contemporary politics, economics, and education changes. Systems thinking helps you see beyond simple connections, and find strategic solutions considering every actor influencing your problem. Systems thinking opens new and exciting ways to re-invigorate your world view. It enriches your critical thinking skill, analyzing ability, clears your vision, makes you more logical and rational.

  • Think different and get better results.
  • Learn the main elements of systems thinking.
  • How to apply the best systems thinking ideas, models, and frameworks in your life.
  • What are the biggest system errors, how to detect and fix them?
  • How to improve your romantic relationship with systems thinking? Improve your social life by understanding the systemic aspects of social networks.
  • How to fix financial problems in your business and personal life.
©2018 Steven Schuster (P)2018 Steven Schuster

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Pobody is nerfect...

... but we can improve. This book is awesome in that it breaks down elements into perfect categories that are easy to understand and use. Most of it is stuff I’m sure most of us has heard before however Mr. Schuster does an excellent job connecting the dots as to why these reasonings work. I definitely recommend this book especially for entrepreneurs...

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Succinct, yet comprehensive

This book is well written, in a succinct fashion. Yet it is comprehensive in dealing with the literature and theory of Systems Thinking. Ample examples are provided, including many from the author's experience. Fantastic narration as well.

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Great book on Systems Thinking

I have been thinking in terms of Systems Thinking pretty much my whole life never knew there was an actual term for it.

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Excellent introduction to Systems

This was a great first step to understanding problem-solving skills through the analyzation of the systems in our lives that create the results we produce personally and professionally.

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straightforward

A great breakdown and introduction to systems thinking. perfect for establishing a base for understanding systems thinking.

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very good

a must read for anybody who wants a correct mindset and a clear understanding about systems (everything)

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Short and not much there

A very short book that doesn't give much insight into how to think in systems. It just says that you should think in systems. At least, that was my takeaway. I didn't feel any better off after listening to it.

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  • SS
  • 05-18-18

Too shallow

The book is shallow and reminds me a commercial advertisement of system thinking. No real information is presented, just bunch of words about the topic.

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Average

The narrator was good but the book clearly lacks practicality. The book starts with a lot of promises but I wish we have been provided with some frameworks or other tools we cann use to develop system thinking and improve our decision making. So I am still on my thirst because I bought the book with the aim of improving my decision making process.

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  • bev
  • 06-15-18

wrong narrator for me

reading is very flat, no life to it, taking it down . needs Simon Slater

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  • Carlos Carbajal
  • 03-18-18

Really basic and simplistic

I was expecting better content, more structure for the systemic approach and better examples than the author's family and informaron from newspaper articles.