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Russell Ackoff was one of the people who started systems thinking, and viewing organisations as systems rather than machines.  He died recently, and there is a rush of good resources about him.  Peter Day interviews Russell Ackoff  on iplayer as one of his excellent In Business programmes, assembling material from about three years ago.

David Ing has a very good collection of links, and interactive diagrams with a timeline and a summary of Ackoff’s thinking.

Towards the end of his life, Ackoff finally started to publish books that were intended to be popular, rather than serious.

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