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By Margaret J. Wheatley

Developed round 5 significant topics -- play, association, self, emergence, and coherence -- an easier approach demanding situations the way in which we are living and paintings, featuring a profound worldview.
In considerate, artistic prose, the authors support readers attach their very own own reports to the concept businesses are evolving platforms. With its comfortable, poetic sort, an easier method may help readers raise their organizing ability and loose them from the day-by-day pressure that disorganization brings.

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But then we could find nothing human in it. Our thinking grew even stranger – we turned this world-image back on ourselves and believed that we too were machines. Because we could not find ourselves in the machine world we had created in thought, we experienced the world as foreign and fearsome. Alienation spawned the need to dominate. Fear led to control. We wanted to harness and control everything. We tried, but it did not stop the fear. Mistakes threatened us; failed plans ruined us; relentless mechanistic forces demanded absolute submission.

We do not parachute into a sea of turbulence, to sink or swim. We and our environments become one system, each influencing the other, each co-determining the other. Geneticist R. C. Lewontin explains that environments are best thought of as sets of relationships organized by living beings. “Organisms do not experience environments. ” 18 a simpler way This codetermination is evident in the evolution of our planet. In its nearly four billion years of experimentation, life has created Earth as a set of relationships that are hospitable to life.

Belief is why we have written this book. an invitation 3 This page intentionally left blank a simpler way There is a simpler way to organize human endeavor. It requires a new way of being in the world. It requires being in the world without fear. Being in the world with play and creativity. Seeking after what’s possible. Being willing to learn and to be surprised. This simpler way to organize human endeavor requires a belief that the world is inherently orderly. The world seeks organization. It does not need us humans to organize it.

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