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How Many Grapes Went into the Wine: Stafford Beer on the Art and Science of Holistic Management

How Many Grapes Went into the Wine: Stafford Beer on the Art and Science of Holistic Management

Roger Harnden (Editor), Allenna Leonard (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-94296-2

Apr 1994

416 pages

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£102.00

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Description

A collected work of Stafford Beer's papers, some previously unpublished, spanning 35 years. Presents a coherent vision to guide strategy and manage change.
Partial table of contents:

Holism and the Frou-Frou Slander.

BEGINNINGS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATION OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH TO TANGIBLE PROBLEMS.

A Technique for Standardizing Massed Batteries of Control Charts.

The Mechanical Simulation of Stochastic Flow.

The Impact of Cybernetics on the Concept of Industrial Organization.

CYBERNETICS: A NEW WORLD VIEW.

The World, the Flesh and the Metal: 1964 Stephenson Lecture.

Towards the Cybernetic Factory.

COMPLEXITY IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS.

Cybernetics of National Development: The Zaheer Foundation Lecture, New Delhi, India.

Death Is Equifinal: Eighth Annual Ludwig von Bertalanffy Memorial Lecture.

Indexes.