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My recommended list of books and papers:

  • Axelrod, R. 1984, The Evolution of Cooperation, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.
  • Bohm, David (1992, 1994). Thought as a System. Routledge. London and New York.
  • Capra, F. 1996, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, Anchor Books, Doubleday, New York.
  • Capra, F. 2002, The Hidden Connections: Integrating the Biological, Cognitive, and Social Dimensions of Life into a Science of Sustainability, Doubleday, New York.
  • De Geus, A. 1997, The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment, Harvard Business School Press, Boston.
  • Ehrenzweig, Anton (1967). The Hidden Order of Art: A Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. University Of California Press. Berkeley and Los Angeles 
  • Gleick, J. 1988, Chaos: Making a New Science, Penguin Books, New York.
  • Goleman, D. 1995, Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, New York.
  • Granovetter, M. S. 1973, ‘The strength of weak ties’, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 1360-1380.
  • Harman, W. W. & Sahtouris, E. 1998, Biology Revisioned, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley.
  • Heifetz, R. A. 1994, Leadership Without Easy Answers, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
  • Heifetz, R. A. & Grashow A. & Linsky M. 2009, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics fro Changing Your Organizations and the World, Harvard Business Press, Cambridge.
  • Hirshberg J. 1998, The Creative Priority: Driving Innovative Business in the Real World, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.
  • Hock, D. W. 1999, Birth of the Chaordic Age, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., San Francisco.
  • Kauffman, S.A. 1995, At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self- Organization and Complexity, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Klein, J. 2009, Working for Good, Making a Difference While Making a Living, Sounds True, Boulder, CO.
  • Kuhn, T. S. 1962, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Lovelock, J. 1979, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Maturana, H. & Varela, F. 1980, Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 42, D. Reidel Publishing Co., Dordecht.
  • Meadows, D. H. 2008, Thinking in Systems, Edited by Diana Wright, Sustainability Institute, Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont.
  • Morgan, G. 1997, Images of Organizations, Sage Publications, London.
  • Nonaka, S. & Takeuchi, O. 1995, The Knowledge-Creating Company, How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Pascale, R. T. et al. 2000, Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business, Three Rivers Press, New York.
  • Russell, P. 2000, The Global Brain Awakens: Our Next Evolutionary Leap, Element Books Limited, Boston.
  • Scharmer, C.O. 2007, Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges, The Society of Organizational Learning, Cambridge, MA.
  • Schrage, M. 2000, Serious Play: How the Worlds Best Companies Simulate to Innovate, Harvard Business School Press, Boston.
  • Senge, P. M. 1990, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization, Currency Doubleday, New York.
  • Senge, P. M. et al. 2004, Presence: Human purpose and the field of the future, The Society of Organizational Learning Publisher, Cambridge, MA.
  • Stacey, R. D. 1996, Complexity and Creativity in Organizations, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco.
  • Waldrop, M. M. 1992, Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos, Touchstone, New York.
  • Walker, B. & Salt D. 2006, Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World, Island Press, Washington.
  • Wheatley, M. J. 1992, 1994, Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco.
  • Wheatley, M. J. & Kellner-Rogers M. 1996, 1999, A Simpler Way, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, CA
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