More Space – Nine Antidotes to Complacency in Business is being published on 25 October. I’m one of nine bloggers who’ve written chapters for this new book, which (as you might expect) is being offered in multiple formats. First, there’s the book itself, which you can buy here for $24.95. Or if you’d like to take it as a free pdf, or in html, or audio format, then you need to go to the More Space website.
As the back cover blurb says, “Each author challenges the premise that places of business can only be cold and uninspiring. By sharing their own experiences they offer up ways for you to re-ignite passion and enthusiasm in your work.”
This project has been in gestation for several months and I’m excited about it. My own chapter is called Simple Ideas, Lightly Held. In part, it’s a crie de coeur against efforts to treat business, and life in general, as complicated rather than complex. The complicated worldview produces lists, dogmatic notions of best practice and excessive reverence for experts. The complex worldview, on the other hand, means we can enjoy the excitement and vitality of life created moment-by-moment – a game for all to enjoy, not just a knowledgeable elite.
Or something like that. The chapter is built around a series of exercises which you can do with a partner. So it’s a bit more than just a read.
I’ll be writing more about the book – and some of the other chapters – later.