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5.0 out of 5 stars
Hoverstadt's "red pill" warning is warranted, 31 Dec. 2008
If you read this book you will not be able to look at your, or any other, organization in the same way. Just like Neo in the Matrix, you have choosen to take the red pill.
In the back of your mind you probably wonder why behaviours and cultures play out in organizations the way they do. Maybe its the latest reorg or executive decisions that has started you looking for a framework or science as to how the people, parts and processes of a company operate together. Hoverstadt's book provides the answers for us.
Using Stafford Beer's Viable System Model, Hoverstadt brings it in to today's business times and makes it very accessible for us all to read and understand. The examples he uses resonate with our own experiences.
A highly recommended read but remember the "red pill" warning!