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BOOK REVIEW: “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization” by Peter M. Senge (2006)

Key words

The Learning Organization, double loop learning, strategy, creative tension

Summary

Some books are worth reading several times. This is one of them. Written in 1990 when the West was getting used to the post industrial world and the development of a knowledge economy, it advocates the creation of a learning organization as a way of achieving sustainable competitive advantage over your competitors. Companies that prosper will be those than learn more quickly. At the time this seemed like a very innovative idea in the command and control world of traditional management. Today many of these ideas have been integrated into highly successful companies.
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