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This is an excellent and valuable synthesis. Thank you.
I think there is one area that might be worthy of further consideration. You already highlight the dissolving of the separation of leadership and management, and the move from command to conversation, but I think there is room to focus on how managers / leaders are selected and appointed.
Firstly, in his excellent book "Selected", Peter van Vugt focuses on the fact that in our around 2 million years of walking the planet, we have only had systems where leaders were appointed, rather than selected, for around 13,000 years (less than a second if we take our hominid existence as 24 hours), and this has been largely due to the logistics of communication.
Secondly, we have a natural limit on the number of connections we can make (the Dunbar number) where close, value bound relationships can exist at close level (whether Dunbar's figure of 150 remains strictly true in the age of the web may be open to question, but it seems improbable it will be significantly larger - we can make contact, but not perhaps not increase our "empathy bandwidth")
Perhaps disengagement starts the moment we have to follow somebody, rather than want to. Technology now means we can find, identify, contact and collaborate with those who share our values, aspirations, and passions. When total connectedness bumps into serendipity, products, services and concepts get born that change the game.
Our nature is such that we cling to the familiar, and in many respects I think many of us are clinging to the driftwood of 20th century organisation as we watch the vessel sink beneath the waves.
Your take on radical management is timely and valuable, but I think it's just the start. What you, and the books you review (and I have read them all) highlight are tthe initial tremors. The upheaval they portend, handled well and confidently, have the potential to address the ridiculous assymettry of current wealth distribution. The rich will not starve, the poor might stop, and when we know that the source of happiness in not money, but sufficiency of a far wider palette, we could find our metrics of autonomy, meaning and purpose moving upward again. How good would that be?

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