Beliefs, Models, and Analogies

To take a closer look at one of Ackoff's Beliefs, Models, or Analogies, click on the appropriate ball to the left of the subject which interests you.

A standard is neither immutable nor absolute. (PS 7)
The conceptual model of choice process. (PS 59)
A sign that does not affect behavior has no meaning. (PS 170)
We can observe the properties of a social group without observing the properties of its members. (PS 211)
The artificial reality model. (PS 235)
Without ideals man's life is purposeless. (PS 241)
Decline and doom are not inevitable; nor is survival. (RF 3)
The effectiveness of experience as a teacher has decreased. (RF 5)

This page was last updated on July 24, 1996, by Dr. Umpleby.