This book began as an idea, growing more and more through the nourishment of people who generously offered their brilliant knowledge, vision, and insight—people to whom I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude:

Marjorie Baer, who approached me after my South by Southwest keynote speech in Austin with the question “Can you write a book about this?” Her belief that these ideas would be of benefit to a larger audience, and her support and guidance in the writing and editing of this book have been invaluable.

Matthew Jones, whose elegant and articulate research perspectives were the basis for this book’s articulation of the action research method in action. Matthew has been a traveler on a shared journey, and an ...

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