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Open boundaries : creating business innovation through complexity

Author: Howard J Sherman; Ron Schultz
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Open Boundaries introduces a practical vocabulary to help managers understand, analyze, and nurture the creative process by eschewing linear "cause-and-effect" approaches to decision making in favor of an approach that thrives on ambiguity and unpredictability. Showcasing the pioneering efforts of such organizations as Xerox-PARC, Applied Biosystems, Patagonia, and the United States Marine Corps, the authors  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sherman, Howard J.
Open boundaries.
Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)891422198
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard J Sherman; Ron Schultz
ISBN: 0738200050 9780738200057 0738201553 9780738201559
OCLC Number: 40130103
Description: xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The myth of the closed system --
A new way of thinking --
Principles, models, rules, and behaviors --
Demystifying complexity --
Language, narrative, and metaphor --
Real-world applications for coevolving metaphors --
Ideas are the geometries of behaviors --
The franchise model: purpose in action --
Apprehending the future.
Responsibility: Howard Sherman and Ron Schultz.
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Drawing from groundbreaking research at the Santa Fe Center for Emergent Strategies, new insights on applying complexity thinking in business to break out of old patterns and imagine new possibilities

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