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Life at the Edge of Chaos : Creating the Quantum Organization
by Mark D. Youngblood
ISBN: 1889847402

Book Description
This breakthrough book provides practical applications of how to transform companies to operate on the "edge of chaos" based on the principles of living, self-organizing systems.

From the Publisher
At a time when most new business books are boring rehashes of the same stale messages, Mark Youngblood's latest book proves to be a breath of fresh air. Life at the Edge of Chaos provides nothing less than a revolution in how we think not only about business, but about human organizations in all their forms. Another thing I like about Mark's approach is that he doesn't just spout theory and leave it to someone else to determine the "how-to." Mark goes beyond the theory to explain practical...
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Birth of the Chaordic Age
by Dee W. Hock
Berrett-Koehler Pub; ISBN: 1576750744 Nov 1
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Birth of the Chaordic Age is a compelling manifesto for the future, embedded within the intriguing story of a personal odyssey. An engaging narrator, Dee Hock is the man who first conceived of a global system for the electronic exchange of value, becoming the founder and CEO of VISA International. He looks critically at today's environment of command-and-control institutions and sees organizations that are falling apart, failing to achieve their own purposes let alone addressing the diversity and complexity of society as a whole. The solution, Hock claims, lies in transforming our notion of organization; in embracing the belief that the chaos of competition and the order of cooperation can and do coexist, succeed, even thrive; and in welcoming in the chaordic age.
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Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe   Wheatley, Margaret J.. 1993. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
 ISBN: 1576750558

Synopsis:
A mind-opening journey into the "new science"--the revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology. Wheatley applies these scientific concepts to the management of organizations and information, offering new insight on issues troubling people most: order and change, autonomy and control; structure and flexibility, planning and innovation. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

 

The Soul at Work : Listen...Respond...Let Go : Embracing Complexity Science for Business Success
by Roger Lewin, Birute Regine
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684843846 January 2000
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For businesses to succeed in the 21st century, people can't be treated like cogs in a wheel, ready to be sacrificed for profits, say authors Roger Lewin and Birute Regine in The Soul at Work. Instead, people must "become the new bottom line," they say, drawing this conclusion with the help of complexity science and their own study of companies that profit by putting people first. "In today's business environment of rapid change, a collective effort, a recognized need for others, becomes the means of survival and success," say Lewin, a science writer, and Regine, a psychologist. Businesses that follow the principles of complexity science are distinguished by fewer levels of hierarchy and more open communication, and they value people "as a way to promote adaptability and business success." To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

 

Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank
by Robert W. Fuller
Consortium; (April 1, 2004) ISBN: 0865714878
When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it's gender-based, we call it sexism. Somebodies and Nobodies introduces rank-based discrimination-or "rankism"-a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees. It explains our reluctance to confront rankism, shows where analyses based on identity fall short and, using dozens of examples, traces many forms of injustice and unfairness to rankism.

". . . a wonderful and tremendously important book on the 'ism' that is far more encompassing than racism, sexism or ageism. 'Rankism' must be our prime target from now on in. Viva Fuller!"-Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Working
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The Deep Democracy of Open Forums: Practical Steps to Conflict Prevention and Resolution for the Family, Workplace, and World
by Arnold Mindell
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
ISBN: 1571742301

The focus of this organizational and group development book is practice; the deepest feeling skills and essential linear techniques needed to facilitate small and large groups. This work is adaptable to any known group or organization. Process-oriented Open Forum methods create less stressful and more creative transformations through inner and outer awareness work. The concept of the psycho-social activist is introduced together with insights into the resolution of severe organizational conflicts and war.

Review quote: on back cover by Daniel Bowling, JD, CEO, Duke University Dispute Management Center, Durham, NC. "Repression of conflict destroys countries, communities, organizations, relationships, and love. Unless we learn to use conflict to develop awareness, we will ultimately destroy our world. Dr. Mindell brilliantly and clearly teaches us how to follow the Tao of Conflict, the path of paradoxical awareness." To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

 

Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics & Psychology
Arnold Mindell
Lao Tse Press; (March 31, 2000)
ISBN: 1887078649
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Book Description
Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology is the most comprehensive work to date venturing into that challenging junction of psychology, new physics, and shamanism. It takes the reader on a journey through the universe on paths of reason and magic, math and myth. By exploring principles found in psychology, math, physics, and shamanism, it becomes possible to link a cosmic perspective with ordinary life.

Mindell assumes the reader has no prior knowledge of physics, and explores the fundamentals of math and physics in terms of psychological and Shamanic experiences. And, he includes practical exercises based upon these principles to create a new understanding of the foundations of psychological health, relationships, and community. Mindell reveals how all of us can benefit by bringing together humanity's traditional wisdom and shamanism with contemporary science.

 

The New Pioneers: The Men and Women Who Are Transforming the Workplace and Marketplace
Thomas Petzinger
Touchstone; 1st edition (January 15, 2000)
ISBN: 0684863103

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The New Pioneers introduces the entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the way America does business -- from bankers to bakers, weavers to Web designers, manufacturers to medical researchers. In dozens of entertaining case histories and personal profiles, Thomas Petzinger shows that old-fashioned corporations are losing out to innovators engaged in creating collaborative workplaces, a value-added marketplace, and an economy overflowing with opportunity. Through compelling storytelling and incisive analysis, he illuminates how and why:

  • Technology is replacing economies of scale with economies of scope and locality
  • Today's entrepreneurs are redefining the meaning of "niche"
  • Radical compensation and motivation strategies are establishing a new kind of workforce
  • The family firm can serve as a model for all business
  • The new business ethos signals a return to fundamental values

 


Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future
Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, Betty Sue Flowers
Society for Organizational Learning; (March 2004)
ISBN: 0974239011

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Book Description
How would the world change if we learned to access, individually and collectively, our deepest capacity to sense and shape the future? This is just one of the questions posed by the authors of a book that combines unusual personal honesty with rigorous critical thinking.

Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, and Flowers explore their own experiences and those of one hundred and fifty scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs. Their journey of discovery articulates a new way of seeing the world, and of understanding our part in creating it-as it is and as it might be.

Radical and hopeful, Presence synthesizes leading-edge thinking, first-hand knowledge, and ancient wisdom to explore the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is "seeking to emerge." Seven capacities underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities. Developing these capacities accesses a deeper level of learning that is the key to creating change that serves the whole-ourselves, our organizations, and the communities of which we are a part.

 

Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation Barrow, John D. 1991. . New York: Fawcett Columbine. ISBN:0198539282

Synopsis:
A brilliant new
account of the search for the ultimate theory of the physical world, written by the author of The World Within the World and The Anthropic Cosmological Principle. Theories of Everything explores our changing ideas about the nature of existence, from creation myths to Einstein to the latest trends in physics. To read more about the book or to order from Amazon

Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness Briggs, John and Peat, F. David. 1990.  New York: Harper & Row, Publishers.  ISBN: 0060916966

Synopsis:
The concept of chaos is one of today's most exciting scientific breakthroughs, with far-reaching implications for thermodynamics, our concept of time, and the way we perceive the universe. Turbulent Mirror offers a perfect introduction to this bizarre and intriguing field. Illustrated. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems Capra, Fritjof. 1991. . New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday. ISBN: 0385476760.

Synopsis:
In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, Fritjof Capra juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. Now, in The Web of Life, he takes yet another giant step forward, offering a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, and chaos theory. 25 line drawings. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The Turning Point : Science, Society, and the Rising Culture Capra, Fritjof Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (P) ISBN: 0553345729

Synopsis:
Written in a lucid and fluent manner, the arguments flow systematically and call for a radical change in our approach to both seeing and solving problems. The book is both philosophical and practical in its approach and therein lies Capra's greatness. He has been able to weave the enormous research into a comprehensive tome that is as useful for the expert as it is fascinating for the layman. Highly recommended. Notes by: Mohit Misra, Asian Institute Of Management, Manila. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Jurassic Park Crichton, Michael. 1990. . New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN: 0345418956

Synopsis:
State-of-the-art science and suspense combine in this uniquely exciting high-tension thriller from the author of The Andromeda Strain. Bioengineers create authentic, detail-perfect, real-life dinosaurs for a Pacific island theme park, but scientific triumph explodes into horrendous disaster as the first visitors encounter the unbelievable.  To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Bridging Science & Spirit: Common Elements in David Bohm's Physics. Friedman, Norman. 1990.  The Perennial Philosophy and Seth. St.Louis, MO: Living Lake Books.  ISBN: 1889964077

Book Description :
For centuries, humankind has tried to navigate between scientific and spiritual conceptions of reality often without much success. In the resultant confusion scientists philosophers and theologians have pondered and argued-yet the separation remains. Norman Friedman correlates the quantum physics of David Bohm with the Perennial Philosophy described by Aldous Huxley and the spiritual insights of the channelled entity known as Seth to show how a single reality emerges from seemingly contradictory perspectives-a brilliant synthesis.  Publisher out of stock To read more about this book or have Amazon try to locate.

Chaos: Making a New Science. Gleick, James. 1987.  New York: Penguin Books. ISBN: 0140092501

Synopsis:
James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the twentieth century's third revolution. 8 pages of photos. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Chaos and the Evolving Ecological Universe Goerner, Sally J.. 1994. . Langhorne, Pennsylvania: Gordon and Breach. ISBN:2881246354

Booknews, Inc. , 08/01/94:
Chaos is part of a scientific revolution that recognizes the interdependence of the world from the molecular to the societal. A larger cultural revolution is the vision of the world as an interdependent evolving ecology. The author provides a concrete picture of science from chaos and self-organization theory to Gaia and the New Biology, then ties it to ecology and evolution. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Out of Control: The Rise of Neo-Biological Civilisation Kelly, Kevin. 1994. . Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN: 0201577933

Synopsis:
Examines the role of evolution in human-made entities, stressing that no one can be in control--and it is better that way--and attempting to define the world of distributed being. 15,000 first printing. Out off print   To read more about this book or have Amazon try to locate

Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World   Lynch, Dudley and Kordis, Paul L.. 1988. . New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. ISBN: 0449905292

Synopsis:
A new office strategy modeled after the dolphin, one of the world's smartest creatures that's not like other "fish in the sea": carps (co-dependents who avoid responsibility) and sharks (greedy and aggressive control freaks). A truly new approach to business behavior!. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Beyond the Limits : Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future Meadows, Donella H., Meadows, Dennis L., and Randers, Jorgen. 1992. . Post Mills, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company. ISBN:0930031628 To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Managing the Unknowable: Strategic Boundaries Between Order and Chaos in Organizations   Stacey, Ralph D.. 1992. . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. ISBN: 1555424635

Book Description :
Stacey shows executives and managers how powerful strategic planning is based on uncovering and directing the complex, often chaotic interactions that take place daily within companies. He explains how chaos can inspire creativity and describes the vital roles contradiction and conflict play in developing strategy. He offers guidance in building the skills required to handle unknowable futures, including advice on establishing self-organizing teams, encouraging multiple cultures, and improving group learning skills. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The Holographic Universe    Talbot, Michael. 1991. . New York: Harperperennial. ISBN: 0060922583

Synopsis:
A delight for science buffs or anyone interested in the paranormal abilities of the mind, the latest frontiers of physics, and the unsolved riddles of brain and body, The Holographic Universe "explores the ways in which our concepts of time, personality, even consciousness, are altered by defining them as holographic."--Booklist. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The Quantum Self: Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics   Zohar, Danah. 1990. . New York: Quill/William Morrow. ISBN: 0688107362

Synopsis:
Zohar argues that the insights of modern physics can iluminate our understanding of everyday life--our relationships to ourselves, to others, and to the world at large. Guiding readers through the strange and fascinating workings of the subatomic realm to create a new model of human consciousness, the author addresses enduring philosophical questions and shows how the vitality of the new physics combats the alienation and fragmentation of 20th Century life. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics   Zukav, Gary. 1979. . William Morrow & Co ISBN: 0688084028

Synopsis:
Whether novice or practicing scientist, the reader will be fascinated with the dance of particles, black holes, stars, and quarks, and the unique characters who populate the world of physics. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership   Blank, Warren 1995.  AMACOM New York. ISBN: 0814403093

Synopsis:
What does it mean to be a leader? Why do so many leaders fail? Why do so few people ever get the chance to take leadership roles? Blank answers these and other questions pertaining to the topic of leadership, proposing a new leadership model based on the modern science of quantum physics. Includes over 100 practical action ideas and specific examples. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace  Semler, Ricardo 1995. Warner Books   ISBN:0446670553

Synopsis:
Semler turned his family's business, the aging Semco corporation of Brazil, into the most revolutionary business success story of our time. By eliminating uneeded layers of management and allowing employees unprecedented democracy in the workplace, he created a company that challenged the old ways and blazed a path to success in an uncertain economy. To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Rewiring the Corporate Brain : Using the New Science to Rethink How We Structure and Lead Organizations Zohar, Danah.
Berrett-Koehler Pub 1997  ISBN: 1576750221

Synopsis:
Quantum Leadership seminar creator and author Danah Zohar offers a new conceptual structure and practical implementation ideas for transforming corporate thinking and leadership to fully utilize corporate brain capacity.  To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Quantum Self : Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics  Zohar, Danah & Marshall, I.N.  Quill 1991 ISBN: 0688107362

Synopsis:
Zohar argues that the insights of modern physics can iluminate our understanding of everyday life--our relationships to ourselves, to others, and to the world at large. Guiding readers through the strange and fascinating workings of the subatomic realm to create a new model of human consciousness, the author addresses enduring philosophical questions and shows how the vitality of the new physics combats the alienation and fragmentation of 20th Century life. Illustrations.  To read more about this book or to order from Amazon

Mindwalk VHS Tape Vhs Video edition (March 1993)
PARAMOUNT HOME VIDEO; ISBN: 6302670306

Synopsis:
Screen play is by none other than Fritjof Capra i.e., author of Tao of Physics,Uncommon Wisdom,The Turning Point, Web of Life etc... The film is thought provoking as an intro to the new paradigm of thought where the interconnectedness of everything is becoming evident to more and more people. You should also read the book Uncommon Wisdom and then The Turning Point. To read more about this video or to order from Amazon


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