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What Is A 'Stock'? (Systems)

A Stock, in the systems sense, is a pool of resources.

By following the Flow, you'll find where resources pool together.

To increase the stock, increase the Inflows and decrease the Outflows. If you want to decrease the stock, do the opposite.

Find the Stock, and you'll find resources waiting to be used.

Questions About 'Stocks'


"Goods in any storehouse are useless until somebody takes them out and puts them to the use they were meant for. That applies to what man stores away in his brain, too."

Thomas J. Watson, former president of IBM


From Chapter 9:

Understanding Systems


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Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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