Books that see the world in surprising ways so that we can change it for the better.
Exapt Press publish books about systems and complexity thinking and allied trades, such as agile, lean, organisational development, service design, and co-design.
Fifty years ago The Limits to Growth changed the world.
What is we learn? What did we do? What happens now?
Limits and Beyond: 50 years on from The Limits to Growth, what did we learn and what’s next? Is available from Amazon stores all over the world in paperback and ebook.
With two of the original authors, Dennis Meadows and Jorgen Randers, joined by 19 world-renowned economists, thinkers, and analyst from across the globe, cultures, and genders, Limits and Beyond asks why nothing has happened in the last 50 years and what the different ways of seeing and being that will set us back on the right track?
Can we stop collapse? Can we save ourselves and the planet?
The audiobook of Essential Balances: Stop Looking and Start Seeing What Makes Organizations Work has been released. Start listening with Audible (free with a trial subscription).
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If you keep the jargon, fine. But ensure you utilise more diminutive vocabulary elsewhere.
If you are going to keep the specialist words for your subject then it is all the more important to use small simple words when you can.
“Never use a long word when a short one will do.” – George Orwell
Is my baby ugly? How to get the best from a developmental editor.
A developmental edit is not about spelling and commas but big questions about structure, flow, completeness and the reader.
To get the best out of your developmental editor, remember three things:
I can’t write simply about complexity and systems. It will lose its meaning.
Writing about complexity and systems thinking can be hard to understand.
When writing about complexity or systems thinking, there is a lot of nuance. There are fine distinctions to draw and subtleties to highlight. Not to mention the abstractions.
The worry is, if you simplify, you lose that.