Barry Clemson is
Managing Editor for
Systems Thinking World Journal (a free online
professional journal), an essayist, and a
Barry worked, mostly in this order, in custom manufacturing, community development, academia (management cybernetics), software development, as the owner of a small construction firm, and as a novelist.
Barry has been fortunate to have had several transformative experiences:
- Growing up in the Alaskan wilderness gave him a love for nature, especially mountains.
- Doing voter registration in Mississippi 1964–1965 taught him that freedom is a state of mind, not some favorable situation.
- Stafford Beer (intellectual mentor, spirit guide, and friend) set him on the road to systems thinking.
- Mary (pastor, warrior, gardener, and master quilter) showed him that underneath and within everything else is Spirit and that Spirit is more powerful than anything else.