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3 Foundational Books
Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changing by Frances Westley
Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
The Fifth Discipline is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.
Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People by Paul Born
In community conversations, common goals are embraced by a diverse array of people with different backgrounds and needs, and influencers are drawn from multiple sectors, including community organizations, the various levels of government, and businesses big and small.