Why Emergent Strategy?


This book club met through Zoom on Tuesdays @ 4pm PT/7pm ET and on Thursdays @ 11am PT/2pm ET from July 6-Sept. 2, 2021. It was facilitated by Lydia Gentry and Angela Luedke.

July 6: Introductions, Community Agreement, and introduction, pgs. 1-39 (39 pages)

July 20: principles of emergent strategy-interdependence and decentralization, pgs. 40-102 (62 pages)

August 3: nonlinear and iterative-resilience, pgs. 103-150 (47 pages)

August 17: creating more possibilities-conversations, spells and practices for emergent strategy pgs. 151-182, 191-212 (42 pages)

August 31: tools for emergent strategy-thank you, pgs. 213-276

About Emergent Strategy

From the back cover: Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

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"adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, and author of Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation, We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements and How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is the cohost of the How to Survive the End of the World, Octavia’s Parables and Emergent Strategy podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit." - Bio from brown's website

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