Category Archives: Books and Media

Notes, reading list, recommendations for books, recordings, movies and other media.

Best Wishes and Big Pictures for the New Year

The simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus The Jensen Group’s Future of Work report outlined what it will take to make disruptive change work for people and organizations The Learning Consortium Report about the implications of innovative management practices … Continue reading

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OpenSpace Agility

Congratulations to Daniel Mezick and friends, who’ve done some great work to connect invitation, engagement, Open Space and Agile software development.  The OpenSpace Agility Handbook, v.2.0 has just hit the shelves at Amazon.  This is practical, powerful stuff – for every kind of change in any kind of organization. Continue reading

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Lean Startup

Just finished Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup and posted my notes in my WorkSpace section. Minimum Viable Product, Validated Learning, Small Batches, Five Whys, Innovation Sandboxing and Management Portfolio are all worth exploring in any size/kind of organization. The Five Whys is included in the Liberating Structures book mentioned in a recent posting here. Continue reading

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Inviting and Unleashing

This morning I read David Holzmer writing recently suggesting that mechanistic order, stability and rationality, the core assumptions underlying what we think organization is and how it should function, are crumbling under the pressure of increasing change and disruption. Our … Continue reading

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how do i say…

my friend birrell walsh posted this to an email list i’m part of. it captures well how i think of our work in open space… “How do I say, in your language, to allow a space to open inside oneself, … Continue reading

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neighborhood news?

after i wrote yesterday about network and neighborhood, sally duros shared this this in the nytimes about the emergence of neighborhood news. makes me think that someday we’ll all be tweeting (maybe slightly expanded from 140 characters?) about what is … Continue reading

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A Fresh Take on those Four Practices

Over the course of several years, I wrote and taught and wrote some more about Open Space Technology as the skillful practice of Inviting Leadership. Along the way, I wrestled mightily with what we called “The Four Practices,” trying to … Continue reading

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