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Systemantics by John Gall

Systems tend to malfunction conspicuously just after their greatest triumph. Toynbee explains this effect by pointing out the strong tendency to apply a previously successful strategy to a new challenge. The army is now fully prepared to fight the previous war.

John Gall, Systemantics

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February 3, 2015 at 7:30 am

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Systemantics by John Gall

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system.

John Gall

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May 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

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