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Introduction to Systems Thinking
Strategy in Complexity: Intro to Systems Thinking • 4m 19s
"Systems Thinking" sounds both important and difficult. And it is! But it's also an incredibly powerful approach to dealing with the inherent complexity of the world we live in.
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