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The Storytelling Animal [Book Review]

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by Jonathan Gottschall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA. Humans are storytelling creatures, spending our lives both waking and dreaming in what the … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Second World [Book Review]

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the new Global Order, by Parag Khanna. It amazes me how much one person can know about so many countries. Khanna shoots around … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Eisenstein, Charles (2011) Sacred Economics. Evolver Editions: Berkeley, CA. I saw Eisenstein speak in Portland (standing room only…only in Portland!) so I was curious to read his book. Because his … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Active Hope by Joanna Macy + Chris Johnstone

Macy, Joanna and Chris Johnstone (2012) Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. New World Library: Novato, CA. This is an antidote to the despair … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

This is a book about the excessive impact money has on our lives and also how we can realign how we use money to our values. She tells some interesting … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Community by Peter Block

This book lays out concepts associated with how to build community. It’s not a practical how-to approach but rather lays out some important distinctions: Leadership is about convening, about inviting … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment
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