Open Space Technology (A User's Guide) is one of the best and most readable books of its kind. It's written in very clear and human terms. I very much warmed to the sentiments and views of the author. Harrison OWEN has designed a process that is simple to explain, to understand, that is enormously effective in application. The book is a step by step guide to running an Open Space - all you need is the confidence to experiment. You do not need to be a 'touchy - feely' facilitator to be successful in its application. Take Mr OWEN's advice, try it for yourself and "Be prepared to be amazed".
After reading this book, I attended an Open Space conducted by a trained facilitator. The results were fantastic! Just as described in this User Guide. It is easy to understand and captures the essential understanding necessary to conduct or participate in an Open space event.