Linda Seger is the author of Making a Good Script Great. She is married and lives in Venice, California.
Web Thinking: Connecting, Not Competing, for Successby Linda Seger
When Linda Seger entered the business world in the 1980s, she encountered the traditional hierarchal structure that was not only unfair but inefficient. This was the result of linear thinking that has dominated Western culture for 5,000 years. Its metaphor was that of a line, or ladder with separate rungs or levels, and it stifled her creativity at every turn. By changing her thinking, becoming relationship-oriented, learning to share power and control, she transformed her work and personal life and freed her creativity. She called it “web thinking” and found that every discipline from biology to theology was encouraging this shift away from the linear model. The view that our lives are independent and disconnected from each other was simply inaccurate. Her research attests to our being in dynamic and mutual relationship with each other. The metaphor of this model is that of a circle or spiral. Web Thinking describes the process and gives the specific steps needed to change our thinking and thus change our lives from one of isolation to deep connection and fulfillment.
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This was a very interesting book. I have never read a book like this before. Dr. Linda Seeger took the traditional hierarchical structure and transformed it into "Web Thinking". She has a chapter on the line, the circle, the spiral and the web. She shows how we are relational and this thinking helps us in every area of our lives, whether personal or business. I was very intrigued by this book. Dr. Linda Seeger writes in a very easy to read format. This little book is one that I will refer to often. I highly recommend this book whether for personal or business use. "I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and here is my honest review."
Web thinking is a combination of thought concepts. Dr. Seger begins the description of web thinking with the straight line, spiraling, the circle, and finally the web where all facets of thought are brought together into the relatable component of the World Wide Web as we know it. The descriptions of each thought process are well presented and understandable. Personally, never having been involved in business, and the growing power of women and business, I can't relate to that aspect of the web. I can only relate through interpersonal relationships in my life. That being said, I found it difficult to become engrossed in reading the book, as I felt it wasn't pertinent to my personal life. Dr. Seger is very highly educated and well versed in her writing. I admire her knowledge and concepts that show the development of web thinking. If you're a woman involved in the business world I think you may find this a helpful asset in your life. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as a gift from The Book Club Network (Book Fun). All expressed opinions in this review are my own, and no compensation or expectations were related to this review.