Gentle Action: Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World (Paperback)
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Gentle Action: Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World (Paperback)

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Paperback 178 Pages
Published: 15/09/2008
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How can we build a kinder world for our families, our businesses, our society and ourselves? "Gentle Action" explores ways in which we can exercise more effective, creative and non-invasive action from the local to the international level. The book is packed with examples of ways in which individuals and groups have totally transformed economies, societies and situations by means of gentle and creative actions. It also highlights those far-too-many cases in which well-meaning attempts to help or to provide aid have gone disastrously wrong; wrong because the organizations involved were over rigid, failed to understand the complexities involved and operated from 'outside the system'. This is an invaluable resource for everyone from CEOs, policy makers, community leaders, opinion makers, aid organizations, business groups, consultants and politicians as well as parents and indeed anyone who is trying to make a difference.

Publisher: Pari Publishing
ISBN: 9788895604039
Number of pages: 178
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"...required reading for those aspiring to address society's most complex and pressing issues." Joseph Jaworski, Generon International. Author, Synchronicity: The inner path of leadership. "...embraces positive change toward a sustainable world, showing in many fascinating stories, how each of us can contribute to healthier communities and societies." Hazel Henderson, author, Ethical Markets: Growing the green economy. "...brings the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer into the 21st century...leading the way to a greener, kinder kind of engaged social action. Onward!" Eric Utne, founder, The Utne Reader. David Peat is one of those rare authors who can consistently blend scientific curiosity with emotional insight and compassion. The ideas and analogies contained in this book are both powerful and compelling. His gift for skillfully layering complex thoughts with subtle, crisp reasoning brings theoretical physics to the mainstream in a way that will leave you spellbound.A" Mark Adams, author, The Elements of Transformation The key question for any responsible person in this world beset with so many staggering problems is: what can I do? David Peat has written a most timely and inspiring book. In Gentle Action he shares with us not only valuable insights about how to act but provides us also with a rich array of people who took a stand and made a difference. This encouraging book should be widely read! Edy Korthals Altes, former Ambassador of the Netherlands; former Co-President World Conference of Religions for Peace "David Peat's acute analysis of human behaviour and mechanistic systems, as seen through the eyes of a physicist, is both fascinating and insightful. His perspective on the historical interplay between arts and science during the Renais- sance seems particularly relevant in considering man's influence on today's turbulent world. Above all, this book highlights the curse of unintended consequences which can arise from ill-thought out interventions in our society and environment. If nothing else, read the story of the Nile perch. This and other pertinent case studies are shocking examples of what can happen when we fail, in David's words, to take gentle action or dance with nature.A" Geoffrey Bush, Chairman, Diageo Foundation "If you read only one book about how to contribute to positive change in your world today, choose Gentle Action by physicist turned philosopher F. David Peat. As usual, he has found a way to link abstract, yet pervasive qualities of human nature and the physical universe with practical approaches to making a difference.A" Marguerite M. Callaway, President, Callaway Group, LLC, an international management consultancy. Author, The Energetics of Business: A Practical guide to bringing your business to life In the face of our global and local problems, Peat thinks we can change. He has high aspirations and is level-headed, experience-based, and robustly-focused. In Gentle Action his approaches will add to your optimism and his prose will add to your enjoyment.A" Robert E. Horn, Vice-president, Meridian International Institute

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