Systems Thinking

Intelligence in Action

  • Piero Mella

Part of the Perspectives in Business Culture book series (PEPIBC, volume 2)

About this book


The core belief underlying this book is that the most useful and effective models to strengthen our intelligence are system ones, developed following the logic of Systems Thinking. Such models can explore complexity, dynamics, and change, and it is the author’s view that intelligence depends on the ability to construct models of this nature. The book is designed to allow the reader not only to acquire simple information on Systems Thinking but above all to gradually learn the logic and techniques that make this way of thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence.  In order to aid the learning and practice of the Systems Thinking discipline, the author has abandoned a rigid formal language for a more discursive style. He writes in the first person, with an ample number of citations and critical analyses, and without ever giving in to the temptation to use formal mathematics.


Control systems Problem solving System Archetypes System Dynamics Systems Thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Piero Mella
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2564-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2565-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2280-1464
  • Series Online ISSN 2280-2088
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