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Introductory Books on Complex Systems

All this talk about complexity, but what does it actually mean, and how can I actually work with the idea? If you've ever found yourself wondering something like this, the list of introductory books about complex systems put together by the staff at Value Walk might be of help.

We would also include Donella Meadows' excellent essay Places to Intervene in a System, as well as Thinking in Systems: A Primer. Fritjof Capra's The Web of Life also offers a very useful background into the scientific origins of complex systems theory and its applications now.

Happy reading!

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