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How to Change the World: Change Management 3.0

How to Change the World: Change Management 3.0 [Kindle Edition]

Jurgen Appelo
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How do I deal with my crappy organization? I like my work but I don’t like what our management is doing. How do I deal with it? Well, that’s easy. You have three options:

1. Ignore it. Changing organizations is hard work. If you don’t have the stamina to learn how to be a good change agent, then stop complaining about what’s bad. Accept that the organization is what it is, and enjoy the good parts of your work.

2. Quit your job. The only reason there are bad organizations is that people don’t quit their jobs. Do the world a favor and find a better place to work. Help bad organizations out of their misery by not working for them.

3. Learn about change management. Most people are terrible at influencing other people and changing organizations. But, if you’re serious about it, you can learn how to be a more effective change agent.

It’s take it, leave it, or change it...

This book is for those who choose option 3.

About the Author

Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy. Since 2008 Jurgen writes a popular blog at, that covers topics including Agile management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory. He is the author of the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in Agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes his new supermodel for change management. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world. Jurgen is co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network (for Agile & Lean thinkers and practitioners in Europe) and the Stoos Network (focusing on change agents for organizational transformation). After studying Software Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and earning his Master’s degree in 1994, Jurgen Appelo has busied himself starting up and leading a variety of Dutch businesses, always in the position of team leader, manager, or executive. Jurgen has experience in leading a horde of 100 software developers, development managers, project managers, business consultants, quality managers, service managers, and kangaroos, some of which he hired accidentally. Nowadays he works full-time developing innovative courseware, books, and other types of original content. But sometimes Jurgen puts it all aside to do some programming himself, or to spend time on his ever-growing collection of science fiction and fantasy literature, which he stacks in a self-designed book case. It is 4 meters high. Jurgen lives in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) -- and in Brussels (Belgium) -- with his partner Raoul. He has two kids, and an imaginary hamster called George.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2038 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 9081905112
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jojo Ventures BV (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZT2KES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jurgen Appelo has a refreshing and entertaining way of writing that makes this a light and fun read. In my opinion though the book is a bit lightweight, and is probably not going to change the world. He references the book 'Influencer - the Power to Change Anything' several times in his own book, and I would say that this would be a much better investment for your money. Sorry Jurgen. I like your style tho.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do you really want to change the world? 8 Oct 2012
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This is a small book (70 pages) which is well-written, fun, and easy to read. The core of the book is a combination of a number of ideas into a superidea, or as the author calls it, a supermodel. There are a few words of wisdom but overall I think the supermodel becomes too much of an intellectual construct. If you really are interested in changing the world I would point you in the direction of large group methods, such as Open Space Technology, Future Search, and World Café.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and to the point 13 Mar 2014
By W. Boon
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This is a great little book. Jurgen has summarised an approach - taken from all the current and existing thinking - to make change your organisation. It's not long and doesn't wander off track. An easy read but one which you'll find yourself going back to often to "find the right way".
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great 2 Nov 2013
By Alberto - Published on
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This book is great. I recommended it totally. Very simple to understand and read. Clearly ideas, nice examples and methods.
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite and direct 31 Aug 2013
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I would completely recommend this books. It gives tips about management and relates interesting examples about it.
It is quite up-to-date and direct. It make me want to read the other book of the author, "Management 3.0".
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of useful information 18 July 2013
By Celso Martins - Published on
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Ok, it's a booklet by the number of pages, but we can find a lot of very good information inside. Furthermore, I love books written by Jurgen by the high quality information and the references. His works leads us to a new universe with a lot of new books.
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick, great read 11 May 2013
By Alf Kre Lefdal - Published on
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This book is short, concise and practical, which is a rare combination. I would recommend this book to all professionals, no more or less. We would all like to change our work environment (people, organization, processes, culture), and what else to do than doing it ourselves?
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love with this book 19 April 2013
By Yan Borowski - Published on
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How to change the World is a book about how to change your perspective of failing and start again challenging thinks and people to do things being a less passive person.

Jurgen bring to us his point of view about his 15 years of fails and show us how to change your life stopping to try change your life to you adapt to the other's will and start to impose your wills to give you a better life.
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