Systemantics: How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail by John Gall


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good-. 1977. Quadrangle. 1st Edition, 3rd Printing.

Small tear in bottom of dust jacket. Else in Very Good+ to Fine condition.

Systemantics humorously describes how complex systems work and why they are far from perfect. The author’s systems axioms, listing the possible flaws and failure points, are reasons why humility and skepticism, rather than confidence, are needed when dealing with systems.