A fascinating account of the founding and evolution of the field of
system dynamics is contained in: Jay W. Forrester, 1992, "From the
Ranch to System Dynamics: An Autobiography," In: Arthur G. Bedeian,
ed., Management Laureates: A Collection of Autobiographical Essays,
Volume 1 of 3, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. Much of the information
presented in this section is drawn from this paper.