The 3rd Alternative

The 3rd Alternative

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Book Details
 462 p
 File Size 
 5,170 KB
 File Type
 PDF format
 978-1-45162628-5 (ebook)
 2011 by FranklinCovey Co 

“You can ‘get’ Stephen Covey’s message in five pages—or less. But I dearly hope
you will carefully read and apply every page. Stephen has given us a precious gift,
but, like most profound ideas, it is the daily, conscious practice that can or will
transform your life.”
—Tom Peters, author of The Brand You 50
and Re-imagine: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
“In this book, Covey reaches out way beyond his familiar domain, to the universe,
and has come up with a social vaccine capable of addressing if not resolving the
existential agonies and angst that we all face as individuals, as well as the
organizations and societies that we work and live in. In this Olympiad vault, Covey
has written his most ambitious and hopeful book, in my own view—a masterpiece
to benefit all of us doing our best to live in peace and justice in this messy world.”
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management,
University of Southern California, and author of the memoir Still Surprised
“A most compelling approach for addressing the most challenging issues of the day.
It is an inarguable formula for success in the corporate world and beyond.”
—Douglas R. Conant, retired CEO, Campbell Soup Company,
and New York Times bestselling author 
“Dr. Covey has done it again. The 3rd Alternative is not only powerful reading, 
it answers some of life’s most challenging questions. A must-read for all future leaders.”
—Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.,
executive chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation

In the case of all things which have several parts, the whole is something beside the parts.
Synergy is the only word in our language that means behavior of whole
systems unpredicted by the separately observed behaviors of any of the
system’s separate parts or any subassembly of the system’s parts.
—Buckminster Fuller
Synergy: a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility
of distinct business participants or elements.
—Webster’s Dictionary
The emergent is unlike its components insofar as these are incommensurable,
and it cannot be reduced to their sum or their difference.
—G. H. Lewes
Synergy is when the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
—Fourth-grade student, A. B. 
Combs Elementary School, Raleigh, North Carolina

Table of Contents

1. The Transition Point
2. The 3rd Alternative
3. The 3rd Alternative at Work
4. The 3rd Alternative at Home
5. The 3rd Alternative at School
6. The 3rd Alternative and the Law
7. The 3rd Alternative in Society
8. The 3rd Alternative in the World
9. A 3rd Alternative Life
10. Inside Out



First Free Press hardcover edition October 2011

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