Well, there is a new meme zipping around the Net: open the nearest book to page 123, go down to the 5th sentence and type up the 3 following sentences. Then, pass the message along to other people you want to invite to contribute to the game.
I don't want to obligate others, but it sounded fun so here goes:
His quote is from EPIC CHANGE: How to Lead Change in the Global Age. This meme does sound like fun. My contribution is from an oldie but goodie that I am rereading: Bringing Peace Into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution.
As the mediator imparts some of his or her own negotiation skills, the parties' style of negotiation is modified from a simplistic offer-counteroffer format into a more sophisticated interactive negotiation format. The parties are shifted from thinking in terms of static, hard-and-fast positions to thinking dynamically in terms of multiple options. The parties learn to question and consider what pieces of each other's interests they might accommodate to obtain what they themselves need (Benjamin, 2002).
If you want to tell us what happens when you apply this process to the book nearest you, either do so in the comments below or blog your three sentences.
Is this kind of like reading tea leaves? I must say it was fun to turn the pages and count the sentences and discover what appeared.