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Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley

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Where Do You Stand?

Recall the words of President Teddy Roosevelt at the beginning of this book: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” If we sign on as Warriors for the Human Spirit, we don’t have to go looking for opportunities to defend and protect people. Opportunities are everywhere, created by decisions and policies that blithely ignore people and their concerns or want them out of the picture. People have disappeared from the decision-making equation—it’s as if there are robots doing the work.

And now, more companies envision just such a blissful future of robots and artificial intelligence that eliminates people completely. The global company Uber, which began as a human-centered company offering income opportunities to ...

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