Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business ArchitectureBy
- Jamshid Gharajedaghi
Senior executives; Chief Information/Operating Officers and other executives charged with systems management and process improvement. Secondary market: IT/MBA students and academics.
Paperback, 376 Pages
Published: June 2011
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Einstein once wrote, "Without changing our pattern of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought." Jamshid develops a pattern of thought that will yield solutions to those problems. -Russell Ackoff, Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Gharajedaghi challenged us to think backwards from an ideal competitive position instead of forwards from our existing position with all its constraints. The result was bolder thinking about change. Jamshid forces a realistic assessment of a companyâs strengths and weaknesses, an idealistic view of what it could be, and creates the path from point A to point B. -Bill Tiefel, President, Marriott Lodging Gharajedaghi was perfect! He had passion and brilliance. He could challenge our traditional thinking and make us see our actions and opportunities from a different perspective.-William G. Poist, President and CEO, Commonwealth Energy System "This volume on business management explores the development of complex systems and advocates for iterative design principles as a foundational philosophy for dealing with complex, chaotic systems. The volume discusses system theory and changes to traditional paradigms in light of emerging technologies and business methodologies and explores case studies from industry leaders that showcase these systems philosophies." --SciTech Book News