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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System

"How do we change the structure of systems to produce more of what we want and less of that which is undesirable?" Donella Meadows’ Leverage Points is a classic reference for those seeking to implement change.

The twelve leverage points to intervene in a system were proposed by Donella Meadows, a scientist and system analyst focused on environmental limits to economic growth. The leverage points, first published in 1997, were inspired by her attendance at a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meeting in the early 1990s where she realized that a very large new system was being proposed but the mechanisms to manage it were ineffective.

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