The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

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Doubleday/Currency, 1990 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
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An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" -- corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."

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The best book I have laid my hands on in recent times which has drastically changed my worldview. It provides a great set of tools to better understand systems and effect change to create a more sustainable future. Ignore it at your own peril ! Read full review

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A book that took some time as it led to a lot of introspective thinking. Will need to read again. Read newer addition, with lots of examples after first edition was read. May read first edition to see authors original thoughts. Read full review


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PETER M. SENGE is the founding chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning and a senior lecturer at MIT. He is the co-author of "The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, The Dance of Change," and "Schools That Learn "(part of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series)" "and has lectured extensively throughout the world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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