MILESTONE on December 18, 2014 – Number 1 on two Amazon sales charts

While Amazon is not the only place to pick up my book, it is a great barometer to keep that of how my book is doing. So on December 18, 2014 (nearly one month after its release), my book was simultaneously Number 1 on the Medical Ethics and Public Health Hot New Releases charts (Administration and Policy). I have to thank my followers on this blog for the support of my work.Dec 18, 2014 No 1 Hot New Release Medical Ethics Dec 18, 2014 Number 1 Public Health Hot New Release


The revolutionary power of network thought- a Scientific American Blog to share (not mine)

from the SA blog- “Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Like previous scientific revolutions, the network revolution also has the promise of reshaping our basic commonsense expectations of the world around us, and may allow us to recognize that we are not a basically individualistic, asocial, and quarrelsome creature that comes in bounded linguistic, ethnic, racial, or religious types, but a social species linked to one another by far-reaching network ties.”

My short take:
This piece takes some elementary ideas from network analysis and packages them for the the less than convinced linear thinkers. Again, we system thinkers are again pleading for openness to this paradigm. Maybe such blogs (and even my book, can break through the complacency. The revolution lies in accepting our relational reality and approaching its discernment in systemic fashion. Period.


Sunbelt XXXV Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Sunbelt XXXV organising committee is soliciting abstracts for paper presentations at the upcoming 2015 conference 23 – 28 June in Brighton, UK. Submission opens on 28 Nov 2014 and closes on 31 March 2015 at 17:00 GMT.

We invite abstract submissions for posters (90 minute poster session) and oral presentations (20 minute talk) on topics relevant to social network analysis, including theory, methods, and applications of social network analysis. Please limit your abstracts to 500 words. If an abstract is being submitted as part of an organised session, please select the appropriate organised session name in the session field submission form.

Paper and poster presentations will begin on Wednesday (24 June) and end on Sunday (28 June). Presenting authors of accepted submissions must be INSNA members and register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations. Each person may present only one paper at the conference.

To submit an abstract, visit the conference website at

Elisa Bellotti, Bruce Cronin, Martin Everett
Sunbelt XXXV Organising Committee

Finally, my book is available in paperback and gaining traction

Check out your favorite vendor. Thanks for your support. #orgcomplexity @mbattlefisher

On day of release, my book premiered as one of the top hot new releases on Amazon in Medicine & Health Sciences / subcategory Administration & Policy in both the Ethics category (top 2) and Public Health category (top 5). It is staying pretty consistent for now.

Now I can get back to blogging…Wanna blog? Let me know. I would love to have some more on board to become bloggers.


For your consideration- Chapter 2 from my book is freely available here

Chapter 2 from my book found posted here as a pdf and on the Springer International website

Chapter 2 of my Systems Thinking and Policy Book


My book is now available on the Springer site!

My book now available at . This method will require library license. Paperback and e-book coming soon for the rest of us. Please spread the word of

My systems and policy book has a release date and is in pre-order!

It is Official- My systems thinking/policy book has a release date of December 2014- Pre-order print or ebook @ Amazon and Springer website My book is popping up with independent book vendors as well.Choose the vendor that suits you! No vendor endorsement implied.

Just in time for holiday giving or course book selection!