Book recommendations

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here.

These are book recommendations which I have received as feedback on my posts:

  • Science, Order, and Creativity by David Bohm and F. David Peat. The series of posts on organizing ”between and beyond” is inspired by David Bohm’s and F. David Peat’s notion of the order ”between and beyond”. The purpose of the series is to search for a deeper ”generative order” for organizing, an organizing ”beyond,” which transcends the compromises of organizing ”in between.” It’s a search for a major shift in how we view and organize work. Here is my book review.

    Bohm & Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity

  • The Undivided Universe by David Bohm and Basil J. Hiley.

    Bohm & Hiley, The Undivided Universe

  • Taking Appearance Seriously by Henri Bortoft. The distinction between authentic vs. counterfeit ”orders,” which is described here, is inspired by Henri Bortoft.  Here is Simon Robinson’s (@srerobinson) review of Taking Appearance Seriously. And here are Simon’s other posts on Bortoft.

    Bortoft, Taking Appearance Seriously

  • The Search for Meaning – The new Spirit in Science and Philosophy by Paavo Pylkkänen (editor). Here is Simon Robinson’s (@srerobinson) comment on Facebook: ”Another book which is well worth a read is ”The Search for Meaning – The new Spirit in Science and Philosophy” edited by Pylkkänen which is a collection of essays based on Bohm’s work. This can be found at very reasonable prices second hand.

    Pylkkänen (editor), The Search for Meaning

  • Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order by Paavo Pylkkänen. Here is Simon Robinson’s (@srerobinson) comment on Facebook: ”Another collaborator of Bohm was Paavo Pylkkänen and when I spoke to Henri Bortoft about Bohm, Henri told me that one of the best entries into Bohm was Pylkkänen’s ”Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order”. This book is absolutely excellent, and henri said that I should obtain a copy which I did. The one thing stopping me from recommending this book more is that its price means that it is not obtainable for many people, although those willing to make the effort of ordering it though a library will be richly rewarded. I have scanned two pages where Pylkkänen examines the notion of order in the experience of music from a phenomenological perspective, and this is an amazing section showing how familiar Bohm was with phenomenology.” Simon writes more about Bortoft, Bohm and Pylkkänen in this post. Here is my book review.

    Pylkkänen, Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order

  • A Process Theory of Organization by Tor Hernes. This is a book recommended by Simon Robinson (@srerobinson). Here is Simon Robinson’s book review. Here is my book review.

    Hernes, A Process Theory of Organization

  • The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi. Here is my book review. Here is part 1 and here is part 2 of Simon Robinson’s book review.

    Capra & Luigi, The Systems View of Life

  • The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems by Christopher Alexander Christopher with HansJoachim Neis and Maggie Moore Alexander. Here is my book review.

    Alexander, The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

  • Essays on Life Itself by Robert Rosen. Here is my book review.

    Rosen, Essays on Life Itself

  • Future Sense: Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence for a World That’s Waking Up by Malcolm Parlett. Here is my book review.

    Parlett, Future Sense

  • Conversations for Action and Collected Essays: Instilling a Culture of Commitment in Working Relationships by Fernando Flores, Maria Flores Letelier (Editor). This is a book recommended by Jeff Loeb (@JDLoeb).

To be continued…

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Organizing in between and beyond posts
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