Book News: October 19th, 2006

By Margaret J WheatleyThis pioneering work describes how recent discoveries in the new sciences radically alter our understanding of the world and can teach us to live and work well together in these turbulent times. It has been adopted as required reading by businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and schools at all levels.

This pioneering work describes how we live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. In it, Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science, the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works, offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists “for free.” It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there.

Published by Berrett Koehler. ISBN 1-57675. US11.90 dollars.