Jay Forrester – the beginning of systems dynamics – 1989

Source (pdf):Jay Forrester – the beginning of systems dynamics D-4165-1.pdf –

‘Banquet Talk at the international meeting of the Systems Dynamics Society Stuttgart, Germany’

Recommended to me by Mel Conway (that Conway! www.twitter.com/conways_law) – in a discussion about political power shift/phase transition modelling https://twitter.com/conways_law/status/1181286310444707844

“Jay Forrester in his early work with GE showed that what we thought of as “seasonal” was really oscillation caused by internal feedback.”

Bottom of p5 – looks like the real-life inspiration for the Beer Game.

https://web.mit.edu/sysdyn/sd-intro/D-4165-1.pdf