"Adam's Solving Tough Problems helped me understand that all of our pressing problems--be they strategic issues inside a company or societal challenges like conflict, poverty, or climate change--require that those with a stake and the power to act come together in open dialogue to create a joint diagnosis and a deep commitment to moving forward together. In Power and Love, Adam goes further and deeper, into the kind of leadership that it takes to do this."
--Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India
"It isn't either-or; it's both-and. In this deceptively brief and clearly written book, Adam Kahane takes us through his own learning process to a way of acting in and on the world that is both effective and caring. Intelligent, insightful, satisfying--and inspiring."
--Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life and Willing to Learn
"Kahane is a master practitioner and thinker who knows the highs and lows of solving some of the toughest problems of social discord. Power and Love is both instructive and inspiring."
--Patrick Dodson, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize and Founding Chairman, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
"This book is a must-read for business leaders who are coming to recognize that to continue to thrive, business must join forces with interest groups, communities, and government to address the wicked sustainability challenges of our time. Kahane shows us how."
--Diane Osgood, Vice President, Business for Social Responsibility
(Following is the lightly-massaged text of an email I sent to a friend who invited me to read Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change. Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. E. Tingle
this is truly one of the dumbest books I have ever read (or tied to read, as I ended up tossing it toward the end). Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ernest Hemingway
I could not put this down. Adam's stories, his humility and his challenge of holding the tension of Love and Power was an inspiring read.Published 21 months ago by Marcia Hyatt
Adam Kahane describes how he came to understand the relationship between power and love in his work as an international consultant on crucial issues facing humankind. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Thomas
This is a wonderfully insightful book that takes massive complexity and sees underlying patterns that open doors of perception and understanding. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Matthew Wesley
Had _Power and Love_ not been assigned reading for an change process, I would have stopped before getting 10 pages in. It is a confused, error- and non-sequitur-ridden book. Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Adam Kahane, Managing Director of Reos Partners, is one of those rare change agents whose remarkable work has touched the lives of people throughout the world. Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Gregory Peterson
My colleague Andrew Lyon and I were pleased to be able to host our friend and fellow International Futures Forum member Adam Kahane on a brief visit to Scotland this month. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by Graham Leicester
Having lived and worked as a Catholic priest with grass-roots people and organizations in countries like Bolivia, Sudan and Chile I have faced raw power at work to block and... Read morePublished on May 8, 2010 by E. Toland