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Been looking for a text on helping to collaborate rather than cooperate. this has helped enormously.
I listened to Kahane's interview on CBC Radio and was left with the impression that his book would provide practical solutions for dealing with the classic "problem" people at work or in one's social circle. It is, instead, a model for promoting cohesion in large companies, governments, or other such large organizations. Not a bad premise on which to base a book, but what are its applications in the trenches?
If I can paraphrase Kahane's philosophy in a nutshell, we're not going to change people's negative attitudes so let's work around those attitudes. How? Can you give us examples? The book is all talkie, no walkie.
A head of state or the CEO of a large company might want to examine Kahane's proposals while crafting adjustments to corporate management style, but there is little here to enlighten low level department heads or snipers at the water cooler.
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