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Chapter 14. The Landscape of Change

What we call “progress” is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.

—Henry Havelock Ellis, sexologist, physician (1859–1939)

My partner and I have camped in Sweden for a week. And we’ve noticed that, even with a big Volvo full of camping gear, food, clothes, and toiletries, “surviving” in the wild, and adapting to new environments, is a challenge.

The sixth view of the Management 3.0 model is called Improve Everything, meaning that the topic of this chapter and the next is improvement. And like the north of Sweden, this topic is the beginning of the end. In this chapter, we review concepts involving the survival of systems in changing environments, and then we move on to some practical implications ...

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