Navigating the Transformation to A Sustainable World

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Baker & Taylor
Arguing that the world is currently moving in the currents of a "macroshift," the author discusses the profound impact of technological advances, constant change, and the global economy on the human race. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
A short definition of "macroshift" is global change, but Lazlo's definition is more dramatic: "a shift that is all-embracing, rapid, and irreversible, extending to the far corners of the globe and involving practically all aspects of life." The macroshift, says the author, is driven by technology but unsolvable by technology. It is Lazlo's aim not to minimize or stop the macroshift but to "navigate" it, to "steer toward a humanly desirable outcome." The book charts the trashing of the planet and quality of life but suggests that the way out is holistic thinking or as the author puts it, an "evolution from logos to holos." Lazlo is founder and president of the Club of Budapest, an association dedicated to "developing a new way of thinking." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Ingram Publishing Services
A ""macroshift"" is a transformation of practically all aspects of life, from individual lifestyles to the global economy. Expert Ervin Laszlo argues that the macroshift now upon the planet is unprecedented in scope, and, reverberating as it does at every level, warrants serious attention. This book describes the dynamics of today's macroshift, cautioning that the values and behaviors associated with it have the power to either break through or break down world order. Readers learn about the essential dangers and opportunities they face and how they can begin to make informed, responsible choices.

Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2001]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781576751633
Branch Call Number: 306.3 LASZL
Characteristics: xvii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Club of Budapest
Notes: "The official report of the Club of Budapest."


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