Surfing the Edge of Chaos

Surfing the Edge of Chaos

The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business

By Richard Tanner Pascale; Mark Milleman; Linda Gioja

Crown Business, Paperback, 9780609808832, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2001

Surfing the Edge of Chaos is a brilliant, powerful, and practical book about the parallels between business and nature--two fields that feature nonstop battles between the forces of tradition and the forces of transformation. It offers a bold new way of thinking about and responding to the personal and strategic challenges everyone in business faces these days.

About the Author
Pascale was a member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business faculty twenty years and is now an Associate Fellow of Oxford University he has written many articles for The Harvard Business Review and has appeared on the BBC series on Transformation.

Millemann, now an independent consultant, was a senior advisor to CSC Index. The companies he has consulted for include British Petroleum, Borg-Warner Automotive, and Illinois Power.

Linda Gioja has consulted with CEOs and executives at such companies as Allstate, Sears, and Hughes Space and Communications. She now leads dialogues in national policy forums at the Aspen Institute and for the California Environmental Dialogue, a group of more than twenty energy companies, automakers, high-tech companies, and environmental organizations working on the state's environmental policy. She lives in Austin, Texas.