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A Simpler Way
     

A Simpler Way

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by Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers (With)
 

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Constructed around five major themes — play, organization, self, emergence, and coherence — A Simpler Way challenges the way we live and work, presenting a profound worldview.

In thoughtful, creative prose, the authors help readers connect their own personal experiences to the idea that organizations are evolving systems. With its relaxed, poetic style,

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Constructed around five major themes — play, organization, self, emergence, and coherence — A Simpler Way challenges the way we live and work, presenting a profound worldview.

In thoughtful, creative prose, the authors help readers connect their own personal experiences to the idea that organizations are evolving systems. With its relaxed, poetic style, A Simpler Way will help readers increase their organizing capacity and free them from the daily stress that disorganization brings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Addressing readers who perceive their lives as nearly unmanageable, the authors, business consultants and cofounders of the Berkana Institute, elegantly suggest a new way to view endeavor. Are we governed by static images of the world as a great machine, they ask, or do we see the world as an ever-changing, creative, living organism? The authors present material from myriad academic disciplines to shore up their fundamental propositions that the universe is a creative experience, that life self-organizes, that organizations are living systems. Even light bulbs "have exhibited a breathtaking tendency to self-organize when wired together with other bulbs," the authors observe. Organizing, they maintain, is a "deep impulse" and not one just found in living beings. Self-organizing calls us to partner with the world's creative forces, for life, Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers aver, has the capacity to invent itself. The advice here is more inspirational than particular or hands-on. It represents a vigorous, path-breaking application of findings from the cutting edge of science to inner questions about how to live a life, however, and so should find a ready readership among those who cotton to Chopra, Capra and the like. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576750506
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
549,880
Product dimensions:
8.11(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.48(d)

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Wheatley is president of the Berkana Institute. She is a former professor of management at Brigham Young University. She has a M.A. in communications from New York University. She received her doctorate from Harvard.

Kellner-Rogers is head of Berkana Institute.

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Simpler Way 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply Profound. A must read for anyone who wants to create a better self, workplace, and world.
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