Platform for Change

Stafford Beer
06 October 1994

RRP: £52   Paperback: 484 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New Ed edition (4 April 1995)   ISBN: 0471948403
"Stafford Beer is undoubtedly among the world's most provocative, creative, and profound thinkers on the subject of management, and he records his thinking with a flair that is unmatched. His writing is as much art as it is science. He is the most viable system I know." Dr Russell L Ackoff, The Institute for Interactive Management, Pennsylvania. USA. This is a highly original book both in content and format. It presents thirteen 'arguments for changea , these are linked by a personal commentary, and by a deeper, 'metalinguistica , commentary. Platform for Change is completely self--contained, does not deal at all with the nature of viable systems, but is directed towards the hope that our planet may yet remain viable----and the human race survive.