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Systems Thinking for Social Change

By David Peter Stroh

A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results

Do you wish that your efforts to create social change could have a more powerful impact?

In his book Systems Thinking for Social Change, noted author and consultant David Peter Stroh offers a clear path forward: applying systems thinking principles and tools enables you to achieve greater results with fewer resources in more lasting ways.

The book enables nonprofit executives, public sector leaders, corporate social responsibility managers, and social change agents to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert.

Readers praise it as "an essential - and long overdue - guide to applied systems thinking" that "shows you how to enlist others in the effort" by "masterfully weaving metaphor, story, and practical tools" using "down-to-earth language."

Excerpts: Click to read the introduction and first chapter.

Reviews and Praise:

“An elegant and cogent guide to what works”
 - Peter Senge, MIT and Academy for Systemic Change

“Stroh gently asks us to embrace a new way, not merely of thinking but of being in the world.  A remarkable book." 
- David Nee, Growth Philanthropy Network 

“If there is only one book you read on systems thinking, it should be Systems Thinking for Social Change.” 
- Gene Bellinger, director, Systems Thinking World, Inc.

"NEVER before have I referenced a book (outside of the Bible) so much."
- Barry E. Knight, founder and CEO, BEK Impact  Co.

" #1 Best-Seller in Non-Governmental Organization Policy, Best-Seller in Philanthropy & Charity" 
- Amazon