I received the book as a review copy from the author…but don’t let that get in the way of believing me when i say that this business fable is an excellent one.
SWAT is an acronym for “Systems Working All Together”…but it also helps set the stage for the story in the book.
The storyline of this book is a good one and keeps the concepts moving forward quickly. In the story, a team lead has a difficult task to work through and turns to his best friend and cousin…who happens to be a SWAT commander.
The main character, Toby, spends time with his SWAT commander cousin and learns the systems thinking concepts that make SWAT teams successful.
The concepts are described perfectly and in a manner that makes it easy to comprehend and easy to understand how you might apply them to the problems your currently facing.
I’ve read quite a few systems thinking books but nothing as entertaining as this. While this isn’t nearly as comprehensive as Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Timothy Johnson‘s put together a great little book that can help to introduce the systems thinking concepts quickly and easily.
Grab this book from your favorite bookseller today..Amazon has it for $14.95.
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- SWAT. Systems working all together. Timothy L. Johnson. (regnordman.com)