Books : reviews

Gordon Rowland.
A Tripartite Seed: the future creating capacity of designing, learning and systems.
Hampton Press. 1999

A Tripartite Seed is about imagining, triggering, and guiding change—change in ourselves, our personal and professional lives, our organizations and institutions, and our society. Three powerful concepts—designing, learning, and systems—are considered from competing philosophical viewpoints, first by themselves, then in combination with the other concepts. The outcome is an integrated whole or “tripartite seed” that offers a unique perspective to anyone who seeks to gain greater control over future directions, in particular, to anyone who exercises or seeks to exercise leadership in a social situation.