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The Power of Positive Deviance
Author: Richard Pascale

ISBN: 9781422110669
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16 June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.6 x 2.3
"In trying to tackle `intractable' challenges, we often import fixes from outside the target group or community and, with the best of intentions, fail. Surprisingly, the wisdom often lies within. The Power of Positive Deviance shows the way to discover, implement, and scale hidden innovations that work because they are already consonant with the culture."---Ronald Heifetz Harvard Kennedy School and Cambridge Leadership Associates

"Complexity, scarcity, and culture are now code words for why the state of the world is not improving faster. The Power of Positive Deviance breaks those codes and shows in a variety of contexts how social entrepreneurs can achieve concrete results today."---Lee Howell Managing Director, Head of Programming, World Economic Forum

"Vividly told by pioneers of positive deviance (PD), these stories from around the world and across all sectors demonstrate the power of the people to solve intractable problems. Cheap, sustainable, indigenous, developed slowly in order to deliver quickly, PD solutions derive from insight distributed throughout a community, unleashed with the right que...

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