The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success by Ori Brafman, Judah Pollack. From the author of “The Starfish and the spider”, which is one of my favourite books on organizational development.
Chaos is good
The crux of the book is that chaos is good for you. You need to create some white space to allow for the creative juices to flow, you need unusual suspects (read “Mavericks at work” or “The rare find”) and you need planned serendipity (which is a contradiction in terms) or at least get out of the way of not letting serendipity happen. And that is the book.
Einstein, Jobs, Six Sigma
He talks about Einstein, Steve Jobs, neuroscience, Silicon Valley, Six Sigma (kills serendipity) and I have read it all before. Better explained, with a lot more depth.
My review on Newstalk