Often referred to as one of the fathers of systems thinking Dr John Gall was the first to articulate how systems succeed and fail. He is best known for his seminal work The Systems Bible, which was translated into German, Spanish, Hebrew and Japanese. A Renaissance man, as well as writing on systems, John worked as a pediatrician writing books on parenting, child development, historical novels and memoirs.
Join Newspeak House in warmly welcoming his wife Carol Gall for a special guest lecture celebrating John’s work and their life together.
Carol Gall married Dr Gall in 1994 and for many years worked in his medical office. Together they taught parenting classes and jointly authoring Hit by a Low-Flying Goose a book about their experiences. She has worked as a piano teacher, a special education teacher and tutor, a family counselor, specialising in young offenders and as a lecturer in child development and music.
In this lecture Carol will explore some of John’s later thinking laid out in his unpublished work and share stories that illustrate some of the many concepts raised in The Systems Bible. Alongside this she will share some of the many personal biographical anecdotes and memories of her life with John that inspired his thinking around systems. The listener does not need a background in systems theory to enjoy and learn from this lecture about John’s life and work.