Summary of The Fifth Discipline
Copyright © 2006 by Peter Senge. Published by arrangement with Currency/The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Little can be written that hasn’t already been said about Peter M. Senge’s classic on organizational learning. So let’s keep this review simple: If you haven’t read this book, read it now. When this seminal work appeared in 1990, it was truly ahead of its time in identifying and describing the learning organization. But today, this concept has become a central component of organizational development, and if you somehow missed Senge’s prescient analysis of the evolution of business, work and employment, you’re more than a step behind. Why? Because Senge has the rare ability to break new ground in theory and then apply these abstract advances to concrete practices that businesses can emulate. When getAbstract calls this book a classic, don’t think of unread dusty tomes that merely look impressive on a shelf. This is a book that should be read, and perhaps re-read, by anyone who earns a living in the corporate world.
About the Author
Peter M. Senge is the Director of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a founding partner of a consultancy in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Toronto, Canada.
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8 years ago..and the companion Fieldbook. Double loop accounting. Has it really been over 20 years??
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