David Korten’s classic bestseller When Corporations Rule the World was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. In The Great Turning he argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely one manifestation of what he calls “Empire”: the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that has largely held sway for the past 5,000 years.
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Bestselling author Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade, which has sold more than 500,000 copies sold) shows that at the root of all of society's big problems is the fact that we don't value what matters. She then presents a radical reformulation of economics priorities focused on activities of caring and caregiving at the individual, organizational, societal, and environmental levels.
As reports funnel in from around the globe documenting the deterioration of the environment as well as widespread poverty, disease, and human rights abuses, a perceived lack of urgency in public policy can be immensely disheartening. Tactics of Hope addresses these frustrations, by profiling the heroic deeds of 30 socially-conscious players on the world-stage.
The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence—revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves.
“The media restructure awareness in such a way that we are being trained to remain unmoved, to feel no compulsion to take contributory action,” says philosopher and Buddhist Hershock.
From the Enron debacle to the Martha Stewart scandal, trust in business practices and in corporate leaders has been seriously jeopardized, hitting an all-time low. According to Matthew Gilbert in his latest book, The Workplace Revolution, the problem stems from a relentless work ethic, the tireless pursuit of profit, and the conflict between business values and human values.
The strains that most of us are feeling these days are also reflected within our institutions. In attempting to adapt, most still rely on traditional models of change that no longer work in a world where the old rules don't apply. Mase makes the case for a new model that bridges psychology, biology, and the principles of interdependence.
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist and composer who has received critical acclaim both as a performer and as a recording artist. She also recently completed the music for the bestselling yoga DVDVinyasa Flow Yoga with Seane Corn produced by Gaiam Inc.
Living Deeply Practices are short experiential audios guided by wonderful leaders from a range of wisdom traditions.
While the old financial order is crumbling, signs of the growth of the cleaner, greener 21st Century global economy are everywhere: from the new moves in many countries to change our scorecards of progress beyond GDP to those measuring quality of life--to the new investments cascading into the green sectors.