new book release: “Through the Detox Prism: Exploring Organization Failures and Design Responses”

Let me start with an apology, as I feel I should beg your forgiveness for the following bold-faced and shameless selfThrough the Detox Prism Book-promotion blog post… so with that lame apology provided, here goes:

In conversations with hundreds of people over the past number of years I’ve worked at finding a way to introduce “the detox project” into the conversation so I could gather their feedback — well, it turns out that I annoyed enough people for long enough that my friends and family eventually called me on it and told me to quit bugging them and write a book, already… so I did.


Along the way, I was fortunate enough to attract the interest and collaboration of Gilles Paquet and together we developed a theoretical framework for our ideas and ultimately co-authored a book. Birthing this short book has been quite an interesting and educational process. Through the Detox Prism: Exploring Organizational Failures and Design Responses has just been published by Invenire Books; I’ve enclosed a PDF of a short summary and the Table of Contents that you can review to see what it is all about. It is available directly from Commoner’s Publishing website, and from in hard-copy and e-reader formats.

I hope you’ll take a moment to review the summary and Table of Contents, and perhaps even purchase a copy (or several) for that hard-to-shop-for loved one, your complete management team, or that special power-structure authority figure in your life. If nothing else, I can almost guarantee you that it will be a unique and truly unexpected gift for whomever you purchase it for!

Looking back, I know I benefited from every conversation along the way as they all helped me to better frame and explore these ideas. I hope you find the book engaging and thought-provoking.  I’m looking forward to picking back up on these conversations in 2013!

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