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Collaborating with the Enemy by Adam Kahane

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Conclusion: How toLearn to Stretch

This book is a call both for more collective action and for more individual responsibility. It argues that increasingly, in all spheres—at home and work, on local and national and global issues—if we want to get things done, we need to collaborate, not only with colleagues and friends but also with opponents and enemies. And it argues that to be able to collaborate in such complex and conflictual and uncontrolled contexts, we need to stretch.

Up to now, this book has off ered ideas about how to stretch. The purpose of this concluding chapter is to help you take these ideas and put them into practice.

Stretch collaboration is an unconventional way of working with others that involves three basic shifts:

The first ...

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