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It's starting to happen everywhere: in business, social, and spiritual circles. People are discussing whether they are dealing with a problem at a "green" level or how they can try to see things from a "yellow" perspective. What do these colors mean? They're all a part of Spiral Dynamics, a sweeping view of human consciousness, taught by Dr. Don Beck, that has received Ken Wilber's "highest recommendation".

On Spiral Dynamics Integral, listeners will learn to master this vital method for unraveling the "complexity codes" of human psychology and transforming conflict into productive action.

©2006 Don Beck (P)2007 Sounds True

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  • Ivan
  • ChristchurchNew Zealand
  • 08-08-08

an excellent introduction

I have been exposed to bits and pieces of Spiral Dynamics and even at one point tried to read the book co-authored by Don Beck, (but found it too heavy going). I have found this audio really excellent. It already has me thinking differently about all sorts of things, reacting differently to people and looking seriously at the way I work.

It has also left me feeling quite optimistic. Here at last is a way of looking at the enormous difficulties that face human kind all over the planet that can offer practically useful ways to get ourselves out of the mess we are.

It does however, require an openness of mind obviously not available to all its reviewers! Not everyone will be able to "get it" (as the theory itself suggests), but for those ready for it, this could be the first step in a profound change in thinking that will allow us to become part of the solution instead of remaining part of the problem.

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Highly Recommend

If you are curious about why we do what we do, this is a great resource. The lecture style and Clare Graves audio make this a wonderful audio book experience.

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Excellent complementary material

If you are already familiar with the details of SDi this material can be an excellent complement. Conversely, if you are new to this subject it may appear boring and technical and you should start with the book or something else.

Don Beck is not the best narrator but provides very good examples and insights about Spiral Dynamics.

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beyond being green

This book is truly remarkable. It looks at different ways of thinking about the world, from a self centered perspective to a global perspective, and clearly demonstrates how things evolve.

Just as we grow, adults aren't better adolescents who are not better than babies, the book uses the same approach to talk about society and consciousness. It talks about what comes after the Green Movement. Fascinating!

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  • Mark
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • 07-22-09

Brillant

An excellent book. The evolving systems concept of man in our bio-psy-social conext.

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This Book Changed Me

Practical and well conceived approach to managing world and local change for the better. I hope that leaders around the world read and then use the approach in this book.

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Spiraldynamics is incredibly eye-opening

Don Beck has a lifetime of insights that he shares in this audio series and I highly recommend it!

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Makes sense

Makes sense however I doubt that it will ever work. look who we're dealing with.

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Best human Memetics framework yet.

Some solutions proposed as an example miss current events and have certain unrealistic expectations that hints at the Memetics layer it's originating from that doesn't take enough into account the Memetics of the other side it's proposing the solution to. But these are edge cases and rare mistakes in the text.

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Understand Humanity

Awesome tool to understand Humanity, I would love everybody to understand this concepts, so we could understand each other.

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  • JohNE0
  • 04-15-15

Left me with a new paradigm, not a shift.

A Texan academic's narration of this series of his lectures, required me to have to listen hard. The pace of delivery had me hitting the 1.5 x speed button,but the accent does not take it.

The contents of these lectures are an excellent introduction to the subject, which is validated for me by the South African evidence.

Which should mean a Nobel prize, and probably explains why I had to listen to it several times, and will be buying the Kindle, as this deep subject may not be best presented in this format.

Deeply worthwhile

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  • Andy M
  • 03-03-18

7 hours very well spent

I had heard of spiral dynamics, Don Beck and Clare Graves some years ago and this was my first exposure to the book. I found Don, his writing and speaking fascinating, very insightful and pragmatic. I’d read and studied Ken Wilber for some years and I love the idea of the spiral and making sure to appeal to each group of people at their development point on the spiral. Can’t wait now to read Don’s original book. Thank you.

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  • Miriam Henke
  • 04-19-16

Very useful

I'm really glad I got this audio book and took the time to listen to it all. Don Beck's work is deeply insightful and helped me develop my understanding of Clare Graves' work and the Spiral Dynamics system. I use this system as part of my coaching work, and I will be recommending this book to others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-24-16

I want more Don Beck on Audio - love his voice

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