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Igniting the Invisible Tribe: Designing An Organization That Doesn't Suck Paperback – August 1, 2012
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In his disarming style--and with remarkable clarity--Dykstra acknowledges that the way we've been doing things is becoming increasingly less effective, and, he consoles those of us who feel empty, lost (or, at the very least numb) in the marketplace today that we are supposed to feel this way--because it is the system that is broken, not us! In addition, he asserts that within this realization lies great promise, for the fragments of today's organizations will someday (soon) be restructured to form a beautiful mosaic made up of more dynamic and life-giving ones in the future.
Through hoards of ground-breaking research, and numerous personal anecdotes, Dykstra elegantly weaves a tapestry of hope by encouraging leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations to both embrace human individuality, and, to become more "value-based and meaningful" by "leveraging the power of connections both inside and between our tribes."
I would strongly encourage everyone on the planet to buy this book...to read his blog...and to hire him as a consultant or speaker right away! Doing so will not only ignite a passion within yourself, your peers, and your organizations...it will leave all of us better prepared to maintain a viable presence in the emergent, ever-changing marketplace of tomorrow.
Bravo! Josh Allan Dykstra...Your daring insights, vivid analogies, and mindful intonations make this book a rare and resplendent gem among the noisy and mind-numbing publications of our time.
Caution: If you are looking for a specific roadmap to follow that will cleanly match your individual challenges, look elsewhere. Josh paints in watercolor and big ideas. He allows - expects - readers to use their own brains. Bring your brain to the table and prepare to be challenged.
Josh Allan Dykstra has written an incredible book. And don't be fooled by the simple and straight-forward language. There's a lot of passion, a lot of smarts and some serious depth in this book.
The final question at the end tells it all: "What am I going to do differently now?" asks Josh. It is the ultimate appeal and this book leaves us inspired with meaning, purpose and ideas for action - actions that anyone, the ordinary and the extraordinary among us, can start post-haste.
1. The book itself - the physical book
2. Unusual and powerful analogies
3. New Rules
The Book. Josh's new book is one of the reasons I think e-books are great, but will not replace the real thing. The "architecture" of the book drives its message home by its design, flow, breaks, artwork, phrasing, spacing, footnoting style, even the texture of the cover. It's not a typical business book and I found myself not only enjoying the "what" of the book but the overall experience of reading the physical book itself. This greatly enhances the book's message and importance - it makes the need for changing how and why we work in the 21st Century more palpable and real.
Analogies: I love analogies so perhaps I'm a bit more critical of the usual mundane analogies that get used to portray the need for change in the 21st Century. Josh's analogies capture the essence of the shift that is underway and needs to be increased in speed and depth:
* Revolution as a complete cycle - e.g., a trip around the sun.Read more ›
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I usually don't write reviews but this is an amazing book. Well written and came to me during a time that I needed some solid information on developing self-managed teams for my... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent book. How does our digital infrastructure affect our work environment? This book shows how far we still need to go.Published 13 months ago by Michael Henry
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Having read the reviews of this book (except for the most recent one) I bought this with a view that it would potentially have some great insights into organisational design. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Mikel01
This book while having an interesting premise about the changing world of work, it is mostly just repeated ramblings about a magical world that he envisions will be the near... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by JakeB
This book slipped into my hands and dies not want to return to my nightstand. Remarkable insight and strategies for the future of work...Published on January 14, 2013 by Carol Johnson
This was such a great book about business. Josh is writing about how organizations can find ways to make their workplaces more inspiring and have more meaning for the people who... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Bookilicious
As someone always eager to purposefully introduce people within my network, I approached "Igniting the Invisible Tribe" to start brainstorming this setup on a larger scale. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Clare Gillmore