Special Collection #3: Books Reviewed in Enlivening Edge Magazine

By Lia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine

This is the third in our series of curated Special Collections of Enlivening Edge Magazine articles. Read the first, on answers to the question What is Teal? and the second, on Editor’s Favorite Editorials. Both have a general introduction to the series.

October is National Book Month in the US, so we thought we would toss in this Special Collection of our published reviews of extraordinary and valuable books, over the 100 months of EE Magazine publishing, ! Do browse if you are a reader.

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Here is a listing of the books described below:

  • Teal Trust Transparency
  • Collective Power
  • Humanocracy
  • Why Managers Matter
  • How Can Teal Leaders Amplify Their Organizations in the Age of Deep Tech?
  • Lead Together
  • Adventures in Reinventing Work
  • Going Horizontal
  • Teal Dots in an Orange World
  • Thinking Differently About Teams
  • Making Mondragon
  • Team of Teams
  • From Hierarchy to High Performance
  • The CEO’s Playbook
  • Books mentioned in Best Reads about Platforms in 2017
  • Reinventing Startups
  • Reinventing Organizations, Illustrated Edition
  • The Open Organization
  • A Hidden Wholeness
  • 3D Management

Click on the title of an article to read it.

A new book just released. Authored by Alicia and Rolf Medina, Reviewed for Enlivening Edge Magazine by Marika Ronty

Book Review: Teal Trust Transparency – A Guide for Self-Organizing and New Ways to Organize and Lead

Another brand-new release, very widely useful and relevant, from the popular author Ted Rau of Sociocracy for All.

Book Review: Collective Power – Patterns for A Self-organized Future

One of THE books of the decade by the popular thought-leader Gary Hamel, reviwed by Rhea Ong Yiu.

Humanocracy – A Book Review

A critical review written for Enlivening Edge Magazine by Prof. Marco Antonio Robledo of the book by Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein

BOOK REVIEW – “Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company”

Written by Simon Robinson, Igor Couto, and  Maria Moraes Robinson, reviewed for Enlivening Edge Magazine by Simon Robinson, providing a macro view of organizational design complementary to Reinventing Organizations by Laloux.

Book Review: How Can Teal Leaders Amplify their Organisations in the Age of Deep Tech?

A popular overview of companies in the next stage that actually work, reviewed for Enlivening Edge Magazine by Simon Wakeman, from co-authors Brent Lowe,  Susan Basterfield, and Travis Marsh

Review of Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business

This 2022 ollection of first-person stories of Pioneers from Around the World was co-produced by Enlivening Edge and Teal Around the World. Betsy Sheppard, a co-producer, wrote this review and backstory for Enlivening Edge Magazine.

Adventures in Reinventing Work: Tales of Pioneers from Around the World – The Story Behind the Book

By Samantha Slade, this is a simple guide to the workings of next-stage organizations

Going Horizontal: Creating a Non-Hierarchical Organization, One Practice at a Time – Book Review

A critical review of Erik Korsvik Østergaard’s popular book by Charlie Efford for Enlivening Edge Magazine.

Teal Dots in an Orange World – Book Review

A groundbreaking book about holistic and systemic approaches to optimal team functioning, by Jan De Visch and Otto Laske. Review seems to be a blogpost by Otto Laske.

Thinking Differently About Teams: Review of New Book by Jan De Visch & Otto Laske (June 2018)

A classic and practical book by William and Kathleen Whyte, reviewed by Tim Armstrong, about specific worker-owned businesses

Book Review: Making Mondragon

Mike Pym’s fascinating review for EE Magazine of an unusual approach to non-traditional organizational theory and leadership through knowing about war, by General Billy McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell

Leading like a Gardener: Review of “Team of Teams”

Reviewed for EE Magazine by co-author Brooke O. Erol, this international best-seller covers the most crucial topics needed to overcome shortcomings of traditional ways of managing organizations, with examples. Co-authors also include Doug Kirkpatrick, Bill Sanders, Dawna Jones, Josh Levine, Sue Bingham, and Anna McGrath.

From Hierarchy to High Performance

Reviewed for Enlivening Edge Magazine by Jean-Baptiste Dernencourt  The CEO’s Playbook: Turning the Employees You Have into the Dream Team You Always Wanted, written by Nora Ganescu, helped him reinvent a company with 14,000 employees

If You Are Ready to Listen… This Playbook Might be for You

A number of books are referenced in this “best reads” collection by Sione Cicero related to innovative next-stage organizations

The Best Reads on Platforms from 2017

This book was born from the Teal4Startups project, to provide a guide. Susan Basterfield, a co-author, describes the book creation process and purpose. Co-authored also by Brent Lowe and Travis Marsh.

Reinventing Startups — the Making of the Book

Frederick Laloux’s opus Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations from the Next Stage of Human Consciousness was followed by this shorter, simpler, illustrated version. Edith Friesen not only reviewed it for Enlivening Edge Magazine but opened a dialog about it with our readers.

First Glimpses of the Illustrated “Reinventing Organizations” Book

Lia Aurami created a short summary of the review by Wendy M. Grossman of Jim Whitehurst’s book about his transition from traditional CEO to open organization founder

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Purpose

Schalk Jacobs reviewed, for Enlivening Edge Magazine, famous author Parker J. Palmer’s classic book about circles of trust, which Jacobs notes can be spaces for wholeness in Teal organizations

A Hidden Wholeness – The Journey toward an Undivided Life

Author Marco Antonio Robledo describes for Enlivening Edge Magazine his original theory of management which reflects the same next stage of consciousness as Reinventing Organizations and other movements

Book Review: 3D Management, an Integral Theory for Organisations in the Vanguard of Evolution

These books represent diverse countries, which you can discover as “tags” in the articles.

Which books in this Special Collection #3 did you put on your reading list? Which ones had you already read? Do you have a favorite book to suggest that we review?  Leave a comment below.