I think I qualify for an S3, quoting Barry:
"To get anywhere with academic types, we need to work with those who meet
1) they don't have competing approaches of their own (this rules out all the
business schools, public administration, and educational administration
2) they are interested in solving practical problems of great complexity"
My question is about Essential Variables (EV). As you know I am developing a
safety management system based on the VSM. Safety will be nominated an EV.
I have no direct access over all my Stafford books right now (out flying on
layover) but I was surprised not to find EV in the index of The Heart.
How and where does Stafford clearly talk about EV's ? Does he agree with
Ashby about EV's ?
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