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- 出版社: AK Press (2017/3/20)
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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (English Edition) Kindle版
"It is the end of the world as we know it, thanks to a lot of reasons. Now is the time to gird ourselves for the fight for a new world. Right now I can't think of better girding than Emergent Strategy." --Detroit Metro Times
"Emergent Strategy is an examination of where our movements have been and an offering of a framework for resistance that is rooted in the miracles of nature, decentralized, collective leadership, and personal, relational, organizational, and movement-wide transformation. Brown not only inspires me to resist, but to do in the most beautiful, joyful, creative, sustainable, collective and effective ways." Andrea, J. Ritchie, author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
"It was a revelation to discover Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy. She is matter of-fact about the coming destruction we face--of our environment, of our resources, of our governments. Her philosophy, based on Octavia Butler's guiding philosophy of the Earthseed books, is that God Is Change. Rather than run from it or resist it, we should embrace it, look to what the plants, animals, and genomes can teach us about adapting to survive and to thrive." --BuzzFeed
"If your survival kit has room for a book, you'd better reserve that space for Emergent Strategy. ... brown's book is a revelation. It is a manual for facing the most urgent crises of our time--environmental collapse, late capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy--without drowning in the enormity of the task." --Public Books
"Emergent Strategy is a lyrical, explorative, non-linear journey ... It's a book for people interested in radical social change, who are willing to think expansively about what the future could look like, or are in need of help doing that kind of thinking ... This is what is so appealing about brown's work--she is almost hopelessly optimistic. She refuses to give in to cynicism or despair, and this ability to dream wildly is part of why she can maintain such openness toward the idea of a better future." --Colorlines"Adrienne leads us on a passionate, purposeful, intimate ride into this Universe where relationships spawn new possibilities. Her years of dedication to facilitating change by partnering with life invite us to also join with life to create the changes so desperately needed now." --Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science "Necessary, vital, and timely." --Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network
"Adrienne has challenged me, enlightened me and reminded me that transformation happens in our natural world every day and we can borrow from it strategies to transform ourselves, our organizations, and our society." --Denise Perry, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
"A word/heart sojourn through the hard questions." -- Makani Themba, facilitator for the Movement for Black Lives
"Emergent Strategy...reminds us, directly and by example, that wonder (which at its heart is love), is the foundation of our ability to shape change and create the world we want." --Alta Starr, leadership development trainer at Generative Somatics
"Drawing on sources as varied as poetry, science fiction, forests, ancestors, and a desired future, Emergent Strategy speaks with ease about what is hard and brings us into that ease without losing its way. Savor and enjoy!" --Elissa Perry, Management Assistance Group --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
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I particularly like the recognition of complexity science, which is implicit in her work, but talked about more in terms of natural metaphors, than other overly-dense offerings about the science of social systems.
I also feel this is a must read for people working in strategy, to break them out of the cold rationality with which we all too often approach strategy crafting, which is intrinsically about people and change.
This is my best book of 2018, which is saying something as I've just completed a Masters of Design on systems change in the environmental conservation sector, and have read A LOT of good books.
And I worried, "Oh no, will she give some PRACTICAL HOW TO? Because I am dazzled by the ideas and starting to lose faith that I would ever be able to do this with friends. She'll lose a star for describing these concepts if I don't have some guidance!
Never fear, she clearly explains how to do these paradigm shifts. So often it was mentioned that in any group of people there's a conversation that only they can have, an important one. Yet I've sat through many meetings well aware that most of us don't know why we bothered to show up.
She delivers the goods! Easy to understand and clear to follow.
Also she has an amazing way of packing a lot of necessary information into manageable chunks. The interviews with others mostly helped me see that others she works with aren't copy cats. There's a lot of great teaching from her teachers that stand out, so you're not just reading her ideas, skills, experience but those of others. It's like being in a conversation.
She successfully gets these important, new messages across in different ways, so if one section is confusing, another should help you access it. Maybe not all of the book is for you, but it's written to reach different people - which you'd expect from a great facilitator.
I'd love to read a book about romantic and one to one friendships by her!
adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy is the best book I’ve read since bell hooks’ Will to Change. I’m not sure what it says about me – a straight white man – that the writings that I find most personally and deeply relevant are authored by black gay or bisexual women… but there you have it.
It’s an absolute masterpiece: deeply thoughtful, beautifully self-aware, tender and assertive, confident and curious. It’s not for everyone: one of the things I love about Goodreads is a book can wait contentedly in my “to-read” shelf until the time is right. For me, that time is right now.
I picked the book up four weeks ago, and carried it with me to and from work and various events without opening it. Last week I finally broke ground, and was immediately captivated: yes. This woman is speaking to me. Then I had a challenging and productive conversation with a thought partner, a woman of color. She pushed me and my thinking, in ways that I found provocative, frustrating, and very much consonant with the concepts I was encountering – or better, recognizing as my own inchoate yearnings – in brown’s’ writing. So I returned to it, finishing the book on consecutive flights. And it really is one of those books that I already know will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Reading it transported me back to one of my favorite classes from undergrad, a comparative literature course on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. We read Invisible Man in dialogue with the many referents Ellison was engaging: each week a new book (Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist, Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, etc). Each week brought new and deeper insights, a greater appreciation for what Ellison was trying to say.
Emergent Strategy does the same thing: brown brilliantly introduces us to her own literary antecedents (Octavia Butler chief among them) and also brings us into dialogue with the other influences on her life. Mentors like the inimitable Grace Lee Boggs, but also fellow “woes”: friends and colleagues with whom she is together “Working On Excellence”).
Throughout she challenges dominant paradigms, gently peeling back the assumptions that underpin them to reveal what we have known intuitively all along: the Emperor wears no clothes. She does so not to tear down the old, but to transcend it. I’m reminded her of Ken Wilber’s conception that all creation – all leaps of evolution – “transcend and include” those that came before. One of my favorite essays of all time makes this point brilliantly in the context of a liberal arts education, noting that the notion of “creation” and “innovation” (which we tend to erroneously conceive as an exercise in inventing from nothing) is better understood as a process of synthesis. Of taking other ideas/concepts and combining them to form something new, just as hydrogen and oxygen make water. Indeed, this is how I see my own particular value of “creation” in this world: not new concepts per se, but new combinations that hold the potential to illuminate new ideas.
I won’t rehash the concept of emergent strategy here. You should read the book. I found all of it – the six principles – deeply resonant. Yes, I say, yes! But the insight – woven throughout – that I found most compelling in this moment in history is the very notion of emergence… particularly in juxtaposition with the concept of “resistance.” Michelle Alexander’s debut piece in the NY Times made this point well: resistance is fundamentally a reactionary force. It seeks to defend a status quo. Emergence imagines something better: a new way of being, a way of transcending the limitations of the status quo. Properly understood, WE are the emergence. The forces we seek to transcend are the resistance (I’ll adopt the binary here, though like brown I reject it – there is no “them”, only us).
Inevitably I found myself reading in dialogue with the many other influences on my thinking. Brene Brown in particular, visible in adrienne’s observation: “Vulnerability means sharing your needs.” (p. 91) And again later: “I want to feel like we are responsible for each other’s transformation…from broken people and communities to whole ones.” (p. 150) I think here of Brene’s concept of the “wholehearted self.”
The whole book is a gold mine of quotes and concepts, some original, some derivative, some synthesized. This: “We are creating a world we have never seen.” (p. 163) This perhaps the core feature explaining her attraction to science fiction and the work of black futurists like Butler.
I saw myself in the book, and in brown herself… despite our obviously very different lived experiences. Indeed, her impetus for writing the book and the role she conceives for herself is precisely the one I find myself drawn to:
“I am not the beginning or creator of the ideas in this book, nor am I the only one thinking this way. I don’t want to become a bottleneck in any way to these concepts blossoming, particularly in the realm of social justice. I want to be a good conduit.
More precisely, I want to conduit to be a sacred role between generations, and between ways of knowing. My intention is to be a good conduit of these observations, of this wonder, to grow it. I want our generation to be a good conduit of the world we received, the life.” (p. 272)
Yes to all this. Onward and upward. Together.
This book also gives real life examples of how many principles and elements of your personality, how you were raised, how you view life, culture, and humanity as useful tools in leadership development. You as a leader through this book will be given insight as to how you can build a sense of community, advocate for the humanity side of others while cultivating and developing strong leadership skills while embracing change. For example, this book provides an AWESOME example into how a traditional staff meeting agenda looks visually versus an emergent strategy based gathering agenda. This book has creativity, innovation, and clear steps that are useful in get the best results for a leader that is willing to do the work to transform themselves that will then transform their world.