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<br /> REMEMBRANCES OF RUSS ACKOFF: Tribute to a true O.R. pioneer<br /> December 2009<br /> Volume 36 • Number 6<br /> WarGames<br /> Know thy enemy: How strategic games<br /> aid decision-making on the battlefield<br /> and in the boardroom<br /> ALSO INSIDE:<br /> • DIETING: A weighty O.R. problem<br /> • PLAGIARISM: New policy for journals<br /> • Q&A: INFORMS Prez-elect Susan Albin<br /> • AWARDS: Honors for best, brightest<br /> Experience how AIMMS<br /> facilitates interactive<br /> optimization modeling<br /> Create and modify<br /> large models in a clear<br /> Perform what-if scenarios or use and concise way<br /> the Math Program Inspector to<br /> visualize the matrix and drill down<br /> to individual constraints & variables<br /> OBDC<br /> OLE DB<br /<a title="ORMS Today page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=1"> REMEMBRANCES OF RUSS ACKOFF: Tribute to a true O.</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=2"> Experience how AIMMS facilitates interactive</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=3"> What'sGreat/ (about the new What'sBest/10) The mo</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=4"> Conte Departments 4 Inside Story </a> <a title="ORMS Today page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=5"> THE BEST WAY TO TEACH AND LEARN OPTIMIZATION RIS</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=6"> I NSIDE S TORY The Amazing Russ Ackoff </a> <a title="ORMS Today page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=7"> THE BEST WAY TO TEACH AND LEARN SIMULATION RISK </a> <a title="ORMS Today page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=8"> P RESIDENT’ S D ESK INFORMS President </a> <a title="ORMS Today page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=9"> Are you Paying Too Much for Optimization? Save on</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=10"> I SSUES IN E DUCATION Spreadsheets in B-Scho</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=11"> Interested in MPL Modeling System for Free? praJo</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=12"> INFORMS ONLINE A Core-and-Content Strategy f</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=13"> Meet the New Leader in Optimization Software. 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IN THE N EWS Movies, Healthcare, War </a> <a title="ORMS Today page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=21"> Plambeck and Wang published conclu- sions fr</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=22"> I N M EMORIAM B Y H EINER M</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=23"> plinary coping with social organizations to OR/</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=24"> Russ Ackoff, continued from p.21 “Introv</a> <a title="ORMS Today page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e1c82a9?page=25"> REFERENCES 1. 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