Chaos Imperative - Book Review

The Chaos Imperative – Book Review

Every book you read gives you abundant information backed by research for you to build better conversations. There are a finite number of things you can talk about in this world and there are books about every single thing on the list. Here goes our review of “The Chaos Imperative” written by Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack.

When I picked up this book from the shelves of the library, I remembered this famous quote.

For all the Game of Thrones’ fans in the house, you must have recollected this famous saying by Little Finger in Season 1 as well as Brandon Stark in the latest Season.

Chaos Imperative - Book Review

True to the above quote, this book “The Chaos Imperative “ dives deep into how chaos has shaped the world in its own chaotic way into what it is now. It surprised me with examples starting as early from 16th century to 21st century.

Black Plague – Universities in Europe – Donkey Kong Game – Architect Frank Gehry – Albert Einstein – Cisco – Google – Sun Microsystems – Huffington Post – US Army

The unrelated keywords that you find above have a common connection and this book manages to provide ample information on the same. Every story is backed by research and is very interesting to read.

Can you include organized chaos as a part of your business plan?

Who are the unusual suspects? How to spot them?

How to differentiate between usual suspects and the crazy?

How to create a micro white space and keep it productive?

Can serendipity be organized and accelerated?

If you are interested in learning more on the answers for the questions above, this book is a must-read.

Chaos sets a lot of things in motion and these things always follow a pattern. In other words,

Chaos follows a pattern which is pretty ironic.

The pattern after every chaos includes the formation of a white space, the rise of unusual suspects and organized serendipity.

What I loved about the book?

  • Short and real-life anecdotes
  • Highly interesting chapters that will keep you hooked.
  • Action items on how it can be implemented
  • Bursting a lot of myths on chaos and serendipity

You can also read about the review of the book “Stats and Curiosities by Harvard Business Review ” here.



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