Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Jimmy Carter

In my post on Ronald Reagan, I referred to Jimmy Carter as bright. Donella Meadows praises his grasp of systems thinking.

President Jimmy Carter had an unusual ability to think in feedback terms and to make feedback policies. Unfortunately he had a hard time explaining them to a press and public that didn't understand feedback.

What to do when systems resist change
; an excerpt from Donella Meadows's unfinished last book.

But it's a real problem for a leader if he can't explain his ideas, and can't get them implemented.