Westley, Zimmerman, and Patton (2007) Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed
Tad Homer-Dixon referred me to Frances Westley at the Waterloo Institute on Complexity and Innovation and the Social Innovation Generation Knowledge Hub. This book is in the inspirational stories form, with about a dozen useful tips per chapter. People who have changed the world in this frame are like Bob Geldof and Mohammad Yunus. While it seems light and readable, there is substance to the prescription: see the deeper patterns; innovations go through a life cycle; engage powerful strangers; enable the energy of self-organization; know what success looks like, and so on. This is a good source to mine for thoughts about innovation in global security education.
David Last, 10 September 2013