Origin of Systems Thinking LO24014

From: Winfried Dressler (winfried.dressler@voith.de)
Date: 02/21/00

Replying to LO23976 --

>I mentioned to my professor that I was a Drucker fan, and her curt reply
>was "Many of us don't think much of his work because there's so little
>rigorous research and statistical proof associated with it."

Dear George,

Let's speculate on the origin of the professors systems thinking in terms
of some possible propositions:

Many of us spend a lot of our professional lives doing rigorous research
and statistical proof associated with it.

We spend our time doing what we ought to do, we devote ourselves to the
highest values.

Most of us are not as successful as Drucker.

One can be successful without doing rigorous research etc.

Drucker has sacrificed highest values on his path to fame.

We are superior to Drucker.

The origin of the professors system thinking (the thinking of the system
'many of us') lies in her shared articles of faith, here as expressed in
her value for 'rigorous research'.

Are articles of faith also becomings? Can an origin be a becoming?

Liebe Gruesse,



"Winfried Dressler" <winfried.dressler@voith.de>

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