Thunder Road.

The screen door slams,
Mary’s dress waves
Like a vision she dances
across the porch as the radio plays

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You Don’t Want to Build All Models from Scratch, Do You?

This is a very interesting article by Wang Zhao about fundamental blocks of System Dynamics archetypes in elaborated detail, posted by @YoungModeler.

For everyone new to the topic, a simple overview of the basic feedback loops that are common to Business Model Generation as well can be found on Wikipedia’s article about System Archetypes. As well, the basic picture of those interacting Problems-and-Success Models can be found within each Dynamic Application.

Building World Models, altogether. A great topic to discuss.

I found that management picutre on German Wikipedia, translated the picture to English, called it “Balanced Scorecard – Management”, and added that picture to the top right icons in Dynamic Applications. Finally, i’ve uploaded it to the english article on System Archetypes at Wikipedia. Where it resides until today.

How could such archetypes or “building blocks” be incorporated with Dynamic Applications? – your suggestions are highly appreciated.

For everyone interested in more detailed building blocks, see PDF Attachment at the bottom of the article by @YoungModeler, reblogged below.

Young Modeler

By Wang Zhao
Located in Lisbon, Portugal
European Master in System Dynamics candidate 2017-2019


Modellers face a problem: Too few of their models ever get reused. Meanwhile, many projects start by building a new model from scratch requiring plenty of research to conceptualize the model structure. If we see these two aspects from the perspective of ‘supply’ and ‘demand’, is there any ‘mismatch’ in between that hinders models from reuse? If so, what could be the reason?

Most system dynamics models

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future. and we’re heading directly towards.

future 🌷. in a children’s tale. a novel. my novel.

automated machines, based on internet technology, shall answer all our questions. like an early prototype, called google. later, the cloud ⛅️ will solve optimization problems so complicated, that even Einstein’s brain could nevermore follow. 🚀⛅️🌍

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wie man eine Balanced Scorecard quantifiziert.

Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit der Motivation, die Welt zu beschreiben, um sie zu verändern. Wie finden wir in der Vielfalt der Wünsche, Anforderungen und Ziele unseren Weg, und wie bringen wir diese mit den harten Zahlen, Daten und Fakten des Business-Alltags in Einklang?

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Systems thinking and sustainability: A logical connection.

excellent description of the sustainability approach that we learn from nature.

Young Modeler

By Carlo Cuijpers
Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sustainability/corporate social responsibility consultant at KPMG

European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2012-2014
Interests: systems and sustainability thinking, modelling sustainability issues


The average person has most likely never heard of ‘’Limits to Growth’’(Meadows, Meadows, Randers, & Behrens III, 1972), or the Club of Rome. Nevertheless, every systems thinker is familiar with the book and the story behind it – from reading it, watching the film (Last Call, 2012) or from their studies. It is possibly the systems thinking study which has received the most attention. As a consequence, the study caused a spike in interest in the field. Ever since there has been a strong link between systems and sustainability thinking.

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welcome, world.

This website will open 2016-01-01 for the Public World.

This project intends to provide everyone interested with a software that allows to develop financial, technological, and environmental simulations, based on System Dynamics (in the U.S. known as Business Dynamics), with a special focus on small business amortization and general prognosis calculations.

The author of this blog intends to open a strategic advisory consulting on 01 January 2016. Free Software provided on this blog intends to underline qualifications and competence of the author.

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