Here are a few books, articles, and blogs—those that have supported me and other self-org group members as we seek to understand our own experiences as self-organizing groups. I only update the list three or four times a year at this point, and today I only update it with the people and published works of groups and people I personally know, respect, love, and trust or with suggestions from my own self-organizing groups (which amounts to the same thing). Those I find most useful—because they significantly challenge and expand what I know as a group member and yet confirm our experiences as group members—are marked with an asterisk (*). You’ll notice that I’ve begun to add real human beings to this reading list. Reach out to those still alive. What have you got to lose? Don’t speak the same language? Then reach out clumsily, they’ll forgive you. Reach out with your heart and mind if the person is no longer living. They’ll still help. Most people are far less busy after death.
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