AfterNow Bibliography

Note to Readers

Websites

My home base is the nonprofit I founded in 2000.  NewStories — www.NewStories.org

For this book, NewStories has developed a companion website — www.AfterNow.Today

Introduction

Books and Articles

Gersick, C. J. G. (1991). Revolutionary change theories: A multilevel exploration of the punctuated equilibrium paradigm. Academy of Management Review.

Stilger, B. (2015). 未来が見えなくなったとき、僕たちは何を語ればいいのだろう――震災後日本の「コミュニティ再生」への挑戦 – When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin? (Japanese). Tokyo: Eiji Press.

Tainter, J. A. (1988). The Collapse of Complex Societies. New York: Cambridge.

Wheatley, M. (2017). Who Do We Choose to Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity. Oakland: Berrett-Koehler: Oakland.

Chapter 1

Books and Articles

Arrien, A. The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary (1992). New York: HarperCollins.

McAdam, D., McCarthy, J. D., & Zald, M. N. (Eds.). (1996). Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Nonaka, I., & Nishiguchi, T. (2001). Knowledge emergence: social, technical, and evolutionary dimensions of knowledge creation. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Stilger, R. (2007). Enspirited Leadership: Landmarks for Uncertain Times. Available at www.enspirited.newstories.org

Stilger, R., & Dunford, A. (2009). Alive in Community.  Available at www.alive.newstories.org

Websites

For from 2000 – 2011, much of my work was in partnership with The Berkana Institute where I served for five years as Co-President.  Berkana was founded in 1992 by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner Rogers after Meg wrote Leadership in the New Sciences — www.berkana.org

In 2000, Berkana, along with NewStories and PeerSpirit launched a global leadership initiative called From the Four Directors, which brought together a number of people using different approaches to support dialogue and conversation.  Many of these people, with a great deal of leadership from Toke Moeller of Denmark, went on to launch a community and framework called Art of Hosting —  www.artofhosting.org

Future Center work in Japan started at the Knowledge Dynamics Institute at Fuji Xerox in 2009 and after the Triple Disasters moved to a new corporation, FutureSessions Inc.  — www.futuresessions.com

In creating Future Centers in Japan, KDI received substantial guidance and support from the Future Center Alliance and KDI hosted the global gathering of the Alliance in 2010 — www.futurecenteralliance.com

Early on with FutureCenter work in Japan, Fujitsu started to ask an amazing question: Whay can Fujitsu Do for People With Dimentia?  See www.runtomorrow.jp/en/?lang=en.

Bob and his daughter, Annie Stilger Virnig, were invited to do the first ever father/daughter talk at TEDxTokyo in 2010 — bit.ly/TEDxTokyo2010-BobAnnie

Early this century, Maaianne Knuth felt called to start a learning center in Zimbabwe as a place for new possibilities as the country entered a period of great instability.  Kufunda is amazing — www.kufunda.org

The Popular Center for Culture and Development started in Brazil almost 30 years ago when people said there must be a better way for our children to learn.  For more than a quarter century it has practiced emergence with rigor — www.cpcd.org.br/

Chapter 2

Websites

In Japan, as well as all over the world, people have become intrigued with the idea that happiness might be a measure of progress — www.grossnationalhappiness.com

The KEEP at Kiyosato in Yamanashi Prefecture was the location for my early work in Japan in 2010 and 2011.  More than a venue, it is a space of possibility that has given birth to many dreams — http://www.seisenryo.jp/en/index.html

Chapter 3

Books and Articles

Agerbeck, B., Bird, K., Bradd, S., Shepherd, J., & Stilger, B. (2016). Drawn Together through Visual Practice (1 ed.). Kelvy Bird.

Alexander, C. (1979). The Timeless Way of Building. New York: Oxford University Press.

Atleo, E. R. (2004). Tsawalk: a Nuu-chah-nulth worldview. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Websites

Many useful resources, including The Art of Powerful Questions, are available in the World Café Store:  www.theworldcafe.com/store.html

BALLE is a thriving movement to support growth of locally based, independent businesses. https://bealocalist.org

There are now many efforts around the world which recognize waste as our most underutilized resource — http://www.upcyclethat.com

ETIC has been doing extraordinary work in Tohoku since immediately after the disasters —   www.etic.or.jp

Appreciative Inquiry, developed by David Cooperrider from Case Western Reserve University in the 90s, is a powerful process used around the world to focus and amplify what we appreciate as a starting point for deep change —https://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu

Chapter 4

Websites

The idea of “transition” was advanced and popularized by the Transition Network — www.transitionnetwork.org

Chapter 5

Books and Articles

Lebow, V. (1955). Price competition in 1955. Journal of retailing.  Available at  www.newstories.org/food-for-thought/making-consumption-our-way-of-life

Stilger, B., Poutnik, S., Seely, K., & Patarroya, Z. (2017). Communities Report: Culture of Health Listening Tour. NewStories. Available at www.newstories.org/food-for-thought/communities-report-on-culture-of-health

Websites

The Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory is a unique venture which brings a number of initiatives across the US into relationship with each other —  www.thrivingresilience.org

Chapter 6

Books and Articles

Kahane, A. (2012). Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Websites

A brief history of the Tilth movement is available at www.seattletilth.org/about/abriefhistoryoftilth. The YouTube Video of Wendell Berry and Bob Stilger from 1974 is available at bit.ly/wendell_bob_1974

Ten years ago, the Dinokeng Scenarios helped to make new possibilities in South Africa visible —  www.dinokengscenarios.co.za

Nossa Sao Paulo is a brilliant example of how ideas and aspirations can be made visible — www.nossasaopaulo.org.br/portal/node/9639

The Institute for Alternative Futures has been a foundation for many futures initiatives for nearly 40 years — www.altfutures.org

This reality television show on how to build community with vision, energy and available resources had a galvanizing impact on South Africa —www.soulcity.org.za/projects/kwanda

The ABCD Institute was an early pioneer in the US in help people begin to look and build from their assets rather than simply being preoccupied by their deficits — www.abcdinstitute.org

In Japan, it was Jimotogaku – learning from the local area – that was the equivalent of ABCD.  Working with what we have is a naturally occurring form — www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id027966.html

Started by young architects more than 20 years ago, Institute ELOS was where ABCD naturally occurred in Brazil — www.institutoelos.org

Chapter 7

Books and Articles

Macy, J., & Johnstone, C. (2012). Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We Are In Without Going Crazy. Novato, Calif.: New World Library.

Patton, M. Q. (2010). Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. NYC: The Guilford Press.

Scharmer, C. O. (2007). Theory U: Leading from the Emerging Future (1st ed.). Cambridge, MA: Society for Organizational Learning.

Snowden, D., & Kurtz, C. F. (2003). The new dynamics of strategy: Sense-making in a complex and complicated world (Volume 42, No. 3).  Available at www.cynefin.newstories.org/

Websites

The Presencing Institute is a powerful resource for those learning to be fully present to themselves and the world around us — www.presencing.com

The Process Works Center of Japan is a gathering point for people learning new ways to engage people around questions and possibilities that matter — www.jpwc.or.jp/english

 

Chapter 8

Websites

Miratuku is an important platform for social innovation in Japan — www.emerging-future.org

My blogs from Japan after the disasters, as well as other resources are featured at www.resilientjapan.org

For more information about jimotogaku — www.i-i-net.blogspot.jp/2009/02/jimotogaku-based-on-what-we-have-here-1.html

Safecast is the world’s most extensive open source radiation monitoring initiative — www.safecast.org

Chapter 9

Books and Articles

Harman, W. (1988). Global Mind Change: The Promise of the Last Years of the 20th Century. Indianapolis: Knowledge Systems.

Samuels, R. J. (2013). 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (1 ed.). Cornell University Press. 

Chapter 10

Books and Articles

Spretnak, C. (1997). The Resurgence of the Real: Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley

Afterword

Books and Articles

Putnam, R. D. (2001). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (1st ed.). Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster.

Riesman, D. (1950). The Lonely Crowd. New Haven: Yale University Press.