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The Power of Spirit by Harrison Owen

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chapter 14Ethics in the InterActive Organization

WHEN WE ADMIT CHAOS INTO POLITE SOCIETY and acknowledge that it has a useful function to play, much of what we used to consider bad and evil looks rather different. The simple dichotomy (order is good and chaos is evil) that defined much of our ethics in the ProActive Organization is no longer possible.199

To see the point in the larger arena of the natural order, we need only remember the title of a recent book, The Perfect Storm.1 The book describes a massive Northeast gale that churned the Atlantic off the Grand Banks, producing waves in excess of 100 feet and wreaking havoc on fishing fleets and mariners of all sorts. Life was lost, boats were sunk—and this was a “perfect storm?”

And yet from ...

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