Business Where People and Planet Matter
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
PART ONE: THE DYNAMICS OF SEEING: THE TRANSITION TO HOLONOMIC THINKING
1. Holonomic Thinking
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