The Systemic Business community had its origins on the afternoon of Thursday, July 20, 2000.
Four of us were attending the World Congress on Systems Science — Minna Takala, David Hawk, Ian Simmonds, and myself. We were sitting the cafeteria at Ryerson University, after four days of sessions. Compared to the prior ISSS meetings that we had attended — DLH and I were at 1998‘s meeting, and all four of us were at the 1999 meeting — we were disappointed at the quality of the presentations. This meeting was considerably larger than prior events, combining the resources and memberships of many systems-oriented organizations as a millenium event. Larger size seemed to correlate with more ambiguous review criteria, and therefore some really bad talks.
daviding March 25th, 2006
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