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Decision and Control:The Meaning of Operational Research and Management Cybernetics - Stafford Beer


“This book is about management, and the way in which it may invoke the use ofscience to help solve problems of decision and control. Just what that means will be explained in the next several hundred pages.Who wants to know? It seems that many people are interested in these topics and would like to think them through. Most of them do not want to be blinded by science or, for that matter, assaulted by mathematics. On the other hand, those who would like to think seriously will not be satisfied with something condescendingly simple and didactic. Hence the book is written in a very definite order.”



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    Ben, thanks for posting this. IMO this is a seminal book that all serious students of management should study.