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Holonomics

Business Where People and Planet Matter

Paperback
May 2014
9781782500612
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    9th May 2014
  • ISBN 9781782500612
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$29.95

Businesses around the world are facing rapidly changing economic and social situations. Business leaders and managers must be ready to respond and adapt in new, innovative ways. The authors of this groundbreaking book argue that business people must adopt what they call a “holonomic” way of thinking, as well as a dynamic and authentic understanding of the relationships within a business system and an appreciation of the whole. Complexity and chaos should not be feared; they are the foundation of successful business structures and economics.

Holonomics presents a new worldview in which economics and ecology harmonize. Using real-world case studies and practical exercises, the authors guide the reader to a new, holistic approach to business and toward a more sustainable future in which both people and planet matter.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Satish Kumar
Author’s Preface

PART ONE: THE DYNAMICS OF SEEING: THE TRANSITION TO HOLONOMIC THINKING
1. Holonomic Thinking
2. Knowing
3. Seeing
4. Goethe’s Way of Seeing

PART TWO: THE DYNAMICS OF NATURE: FROM BIOLOGY TO BUSINESS
5. Living Systems
6. The Principles of Life

PART THREE: THE DYNAMICS OF BUSINESS: FROM ECONOMICS TO HOLONOMICS
7. Applied Holonomics—from Biology to Business
8. Mindfulness and Consciousness in Business

List of Figures and Credits
Bibliography

Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson is a teacher in innovation, strategy, and complexity. He was a founder of Genie Internet, the world’s first mobile internet portal, and is a member of BCI (Biomimicry for Creative Innovation). He has a Masters degree in Holistic Science from Schumacher College, UK.

Maria Moraes Robinson

Maria Moraes Robinson is an economist and consultant in change management, leadership. and the "Balanced Scorecard" management tool. She is a teacher and lecturer, interested in the themes of the economics of happiness and human values in education, and is the coauthor of Strategy Management: Experiences and Lessons of Brazilian Companies and The Strategic Activist.