Every business in America was conceived out of the vision of an entrepreneurwho took a risk to create something unique to the business world. This bookis about how learning communities facilitate the process of transformingthese entrepreneurial organizations into learning organizations. A learningcommunity is a small group within the organization that is made up of peoplewho are committed to something larger than themselves, treat each other asfriends and are in a continuous state of inquiry. The learning communityuses the shift from compliance to commitment to help their organizationunderstand how learning facilitates the process of adapting to a rapidlychanging environment. The book explores the need for this mental model topermeate every process of the organization; strategic planning, teambuilding, change, conflict resolution and performance management.