About Dag Forssell
Dag C. Forssell obtained his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in his native
Sweden, then followed up with an MBA from University of Southern California. He
has held engineering, engineering management and marketing management positions
during his decades in American manufacturing industry.
Mr. Forssell is a student, advocate, author and teacher of Perceptual Control
Theory (PCT). He is Past President of the Control Systems Group, an association
of researchers and students of PCT, serves as one of two archivists, and has videotaped
group meetings since 1993 for a historical record. Doing business as Living Control Systems Publishing, he also publishes PCTrelated
Mr. Forssell is committed to PCT because it offers a
new and different explanation regarding what behavior is and what it accomplishes,
thus offering a fresh start in the social and other life sciences. He is convinced that if you
want to understand how behavior works, PCT is the only game in town. PCT can be
understood at many levels, from an overall sense that people control what happens
to them, to in-depth detail regarding the interaction of multiple control systems.
The major requirement for study of PCT is an open mind and willingness to study
how control works and what control controls.
Publications by Mr. Forssell include the series of articles
originally published in the Engineering Management Journal (EMJ) and several other
introductions and statements about the engineering, physical, or natural science
quality of Perceptual Control Theory, collected in the volume Management
and Leadership: Insight for Effective Practice..