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Wicked & Wise: How to solve the world's toughest problems (Wicked and Wise)

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A groundbreaking new series developed by leading consultant Alan Watkins, the Wicked and Wise explores a number of hotly debated and “wicked” issues facing the planet and its people, and offers some intelligent, challenging and “wise” ways forward that may be able to break through the current intractable position. Each book in the series is co-authored by leading leadershi

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Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published September 7th 2015 by Urbane Publications Limited
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A most important book that introduced me to Alan Watkins and his notion of Integral Coherence. It makes Integral Theory more concrete and practical, but no less difficult to comprehend and move around in. And, the use of climate change as the wicked problem example is brilliant (in both the US and UK meanings). Seeing how Watkins and Wilber maneuver in the game space of this most difficult and timely problem without giving any position short shrift and demonstrating how Integral Coherence can mo ...more
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Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
There is a mathematical truism that ‘the smart and not-so-smart’ is smarter than ‘smart alone’; counterintuitive as it may seem, the truism has been proven over and over again in numerous experiments both in the laboratory and in real-life. However, this truism holds in specific circumstances only which technology can help generate at scale. This book uses that principle to propose something bold and profound – creating an omnicentric civilization (everyone participates in matters of importance ...more
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Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am soooo happy to read a book cowritten by Ken Wilbur. I am also glad to have been introduced to Alan Watkins. I found the premise very interesting, and can only hope that there are people who will actually use this approach of integral coherence to try and solve the world's problems. They need to get started immediately!! ...more
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