Category Archives: I Recommend

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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Work – CrimethInc

Great analysis of capitalism. It dissects it piece by piece. Easy to read and understand.
A little bit lighter on the solutions than I hoped though.
3/23/17
  • Capitalism
    • If more people go hungry during a recession, it’s not because there has been any material change in our productive capacities, but simply one more example of how irrationally our society always distributes resources.
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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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