List of Videos
The essence of systems thinking is thinking in terms of system structure. System structure consists of nodes, their relationships, and the feedback loops that cause the system to behave the way it does. That's what the videos demonstrate.
Therefore the essence of solving difficult systemic problems is understanding the relevant system structure. Once you understand it and can "see" it as well as the back of your hand, solving the problem becomes relatively easy because you can now "see" the root causes and the high leverage points for resolving the root causes. Your solution elements push on the high leverage points. That's the main message of the videos.
This is a powerful way to solve common good problems.
It's best to start with the first video and watch them all in sequence, since they tell a cohesive story.
1. Overview of the Dueling Loops, 11 minutes
Part 1. Basic Concepts of Systems Thinking and the Sustainability Problem
Part 2. Deriving the Dueling Loops Shape from Past System Behavior
Part 3. How the Basic Dueling Loops Simulation Model Works