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Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Mulgan has [...]

Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City

Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City

Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his city the world leader in the fight to defend against climate change and reduce carbon emissions. This book, just released, tells the story. It is being published as a multi-media e-book on ICN [...]

Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press

Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press

  The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths Review of The Entrepreneurial State By Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press, London, 2013 By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for SeekingAlpha.com The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato could help move the global policy debate beyond the binary options of “austerity” [...]

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades [...]

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature  by Janine M. Benyus

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., rely [...]

Book Review: Parent Power

Book Review: Parent Power

Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity: Why do we permit babies to have one, two or three strikes against them at birth and endanger our nation's future? By Jack C. Westman, M.D., CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013   “Dr. Weston’s well-research, bold proposal  focusing  on  how to give our children the best start in life [...]

Raising Dough by Elisabeth Ü

Raising Dough by Elisabeth Ü

The complete guide to financing a socially responsible food business, Chelsea Green, 2013   “Starting a food business?  Raising Dough provides an extremely useful roadmap through the financial landscape.  This is a wonderful overview of the tools and techniques for capitalizing your small food enterprise.”   ~ Woody Tasch, [...]

The Public Bank Solution by Ellen Brown

The Public Bank Solution by Ellen Brown

The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity From austerity to prosperity, Third Millennium Press, 2013   Ellen Brown is a world renown author and Ethical Markets Advisory Board member.  Her Web of Debt was groundbreaking in bringing to light how the debt system functions.  Her new book, The Public Bank Solution, looks [...]

LAST STAND by Ted Turner

LAST STAND by Ted Turner

Thank you to Terry Mock, Ethical Markets Advisory Board member, for this review of Ted Turner’s Last Stand. How Ted Turner uses “people-planet-profit” to achieve sustainability “I believe the triple bottom line is our only hope.” – Ted Turner By Sustainable Land Development Initiative   Video Trailer [...]

Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money By Brett Scott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013   Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between protest slogans and [...]

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