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By Roger Harnden, Allenna Leonard

ISBN-10: 0471942960

ISBN-13: 9780471942962

A gathered paintings of Stafford Beer's papers, a few formerly unpublished, spanning 35 years. provides a coherent imaginative and prescient to lead approach and deal with swap

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He is Visiting Professor at both Manchester (since 1969) and Durham Business Schools. Earlier, he was the first Professor of General Systems at the Open University, and for many years Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Research Professor at University College Swansea, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Liverpool John Moores University has nominated him Honorary Professor of Organizational Transformation. Currently President of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics, Professor Beer holds its Norbert Wiener Gold Medal, and is a Governor of the International Council for Computer Communication.

B. during his transatlantic trip 'below the twilight arch' in 1960 (numbers refer to legs of the journey) Figure 2 Circuit of decision machine Chapter 12 Figure 1 End of January 1972: the completed operations room in Santiago de Chile in working order. The screens were driven by equipment housed in the annular space around the room, in turn connected to the social economy by TELEX, microwave links and computers. The room itself (but not the equipment) was constructed in six weeks. The finished job was described by hysterical critics as 'palpably a mere model' and 'a set for the film 2001'.

Stafford Beer's Contribution Born in 1926, Stafford was one of the generation whose education was disrupted by the Second World War. Studies in philosophy, psychology, and mathematics were prematurely replaced by the realities of battle. Aged 18, Stafford enlisted as a gunner in the Royal Artillery. He received his commission in the Royal Fusiliers and transferred as company commander to the Gurkha Rifles. In the light of his later interests, concretely evidenced by the papers in this volume, one of the crucial aspects of his army life was work he carried out as a Staff Captain Intelligence in India.

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