Category Archives: Organization

Emergent Strategy – adrienne maree brown

2/8/18

Really incredible book. Highly recommend for anyone doing social justice work.

all that you touch
you change
all that you change
changes you
the only lasting truth
is change
god is change

  • What is Emergent strategy?
    • Emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies.
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Reinventing Organizations – Frederic Laloux

Illustrated Version
3/10/17
  • Self Management
    • For self-management to work, it’s not enough take hierarchy out. we need to grow a system of distributed authority.
    • Coaches / support positions that have no power over the teams
    • from a teal perspective, it’s almost insulting to believe that someone will work hard just because you dangle a carrot in from of their face.
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This is an Uprising – Mark and Paul Engler

Great book. Highly recommend for anyone doing any kind of social justice work. Especially people trying to build up a movement.
1/4/17
  • Uprising can be a craft, and that this craft can change our world. Those who practice it tell us that outbreaks of widespread disruption, although commonly misunderstood, are neither flukes nor fleeting failures.
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Life of an Anarchist – Alexander Berkman

A collection of excerpts and works by Berkman: Memoirs of a Anarchist, BLAST articles, The Bolshevik Myth, Letters with Emma Goldman, and the ABCs of Anarchism.
The ABCs of Anarchism is an excellent and simple explanation of Anarchism.
3/1/16
  • General
    • The real despotism of republican institutions is far deeper, more insidious, because it rests on the popular delusion of self-government and independence.
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Expect Resistance – CrimethInc

6/1/16 (or so)
  • Just beautiful passages
    • It hijacks history classes and funerals, waylays secretaries on the way to the coffee machine, turn rails into slides and shopping malls into playgrounds, it sends lives spinning out of control. Movie directors endeavor to harness it, travel agents to peddle it, political parties to enlist it; but fantasy, like those who pursue it in earnest, can serve no employer.
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Rolling Thunder 12 – CrimethInc

10/15/15
  • What they mean when they say peace
    • Real peace cannot be imposed; it can only emerge as a consequence of the resolution of conflict. hence the classic chant: no justice, no peace.
    • That means you can’t have rich people and poor people without police to impose that unequal relation to resources.
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Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism – Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt

8/19/15
I got a lot out of reading this book. It’s definition and understanding of Anarchism is more clear than anything I’ve read so far. A bit dense at times though.
Though now there is controversy surrounding Michael Schmidt apparently being a White Nationalist.
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