Of all the books on my shelf referring to organizational life, Weick's classic is the only one in which almost all the pages are highlighted in yellow! This book is superb. Not only does it provide provocative fodder for discussion amongst academics, it rings true with managers who have experienced organizational life in all its dimensions. It is a must-read for anyone who is a student of organizations or for anyone who wishes to succeed within them. And since organizations pervade our lives, understanding them better translates readily into making sense of the often overwhelming complexity and contradiction they create.