Our Mission is to spread a framework for thinking holistically and engaging in meaningful dialogue about complex problems – that language is Systems Thinking.
We apply systems thinking every day to understand new problems that arise in our daily lives. The framework has been essential in helping us explore questions from a unique perspective and engage in productive dialogue with others. We’ve experienced mental model shifts in ourselves and others, and created this site to share what we’ve learned and are continuing to learn with a wider audience. We hope our content doesn’t tell you what to believe, but inspires you to examine your mental models and see the world in a different way.
- Read our Manifesto
- Learn Systems Thinking Foundations
- Learn about the universal Archetypes
- Learn to read Causal Loop Diagrams
- Read our essays on sports cartels, education, labor unions, abortion, and many more
Jenny currently runs a social intelligence agency where she combines the fields of systems thinking, social engineering, phenomenology, and human engineering to create more effective human social systems. Jenny loves getting to the root of complex problems and revising her mental models. She pours her mind, heart, and spirit into her work and is happy to meet others who share in those values. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrew Frangos teaches and runs an after school program called Youth Create that aims to develop leaders with systems perspective, institutional knowledge, and social awareness. He studied Systems Engineering and worked at the Social System Design Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. He has worked on system dynamics projects for the Federal Reserve Bank, Foundation for Ecological Security, and Kaiser Institute for Health Research.
Contact Us: systemsandus [at] gmail.com