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Involved in an activity for its own sake The go falls away Time flies Every action movement or thought follows inevitably from the previous one like playing jazz Your whole being is involved and you re using your skills to the utmost How can we reach this state of flourishing page 18The traditional concept of poverty is limited and restricted since it refers Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, exclusively to theconomic predicaments of people who live below a certain income threshold Instead we should speak of poverties page 31The Green philosopher Heraclitus said that you cannot step in the same river twice page 40I m an atheist and a modest practitioner of Judaism I see my religion as a guide for living I do this without a belief in god and that works well for me and for a lot of other people I can find spiritual sustenance in my Judaism without the necessity of a transcendent God page 45Sustainability as flourishing without love is not possible If we do not operate from love acceptance and Care we will continue to dominate others and the world as we do now with all the negative conseuences we call unsustainability page 89Sacredness for me represents an A Fairly Honourable Defeat enhanced consciousness one that is based on something connected to spirituality I define sacred without straying into conventional religious notions page 106 A totally different outlook onnvironmental sustainability or rightfully put flourishingA transformative perspective on consumerism and how increasing growth harms the ntire world It is a wonderful revelation into the concept of responsible consumption through a transformation in our buying culture or behavior We ssentially have to think really if we need what we want Someday when flourishing comes home the poets among us will write the story but until then Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue each one of us will have to work with the ideas without the fabric a better storyteller can weave Extremely beautiful book filled with insight that willcho through the generations Ehrenfeld s view of sustainability is radically different than the conventional meaning and if history is to tell a necessity Along with Daniel Christian Wahl s Designing Regenerative Cultures and Naomi Klein s This Changes Everything consider this mandatory reading if you work in or care about sustainability Ehrenfeld is a corporate sustainability pioneer and he doesn t pull any punches here arguing among other things that reducing unsustainability the focus of virtually all corporate The Man Without a Face efforts will not create sustainability An idiosyncratic mix ofssay and clarifying A by a pioneer business sustainability professor frustrated with the markets reduce inefficiencies narrow view of sustainability that has substit. D conomic machines that dominate our lives First our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected high speed reality Second our understanding of human behavior is rooted in this outdated model Driven by the old guard sustainability has become little than a fashionable idea As a result both business and government are following the wrong path at best applying temporary less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shapeTo shift the pendulum this book tells a new
This book by my PhD advisor Andy and his professor leads me to better understand my dissatisfaction with fforts toward sustainability Gone (Gone, especially in recent years I see all of the green building rating systems and then in mymail I see all of the training sessions and other business opportunities to use green building to profit The disguise is doing something better for the Threads Of The Shroud environment In this book however John Ehrenfeld pushes past the uantitative metrics of the Brundtland commission s definition of needs to ask what makes life worthwhilePersonally I m looking to understand how I can be interested in sustainability yet head to the racetrack and burn leaded oil soaked fuel in my two stroke motorcycle Whatxplains this disconnect It has All Seated on the Ground everything to do with a the physicalxperience and b the family of the racetrack Both of these would continue to draw me Untitled. even if we could swap out our machines for those that consumed no resources andven cleaned the air and water So it is important to recognize 1 the Wiring essentially social nature of ourxistence that can still not be uantified to mean something to others and 2 the Being in the world that includes the body rather than the constant digital only in the mind Against All Odds experiences To ride my bicycle to race my motorcycle to participate in yoga go for a hikeven to walk to class these are the pragmatic mechanics of Being that this book does not address but that I add to the first point of social connection and intimately link it to Being in the world since it can only happen through the bodyThe previous paragraph describes how the book is a touchstone for me but for others it may work in different ways particularly those in the B school and business world It is crucial to reflect on this book both as a personal analysis of how can I move the world towards Flourishing but also as a professional analysis of what can be done in the day job in those you influence As professors we can Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage enact the leadership that Ehrenfeld calls for by first caring for our students and secondly inspiring them to live with the hope of a possibility for flourishing Some memorabiliaHe stresses that sustainability needs to avoid becoming just another thing to measure and manage and vociferously argues against sustainability ratings of companies and products mocking the idea that sustainability can be captured by a numerical score as if this is some kind of contest For John it is simply not that simple page 6John defines sustainability as the possibility that humans and other life will flourish on the Earth forever page 7The positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines flow a condition of being completely. Flourishing A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher John R Ehrenfeld and his former student now professor Andrew J Hoffman as they discuss how to create a sustainable world Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing thenvironmental damages of human progressThrough their dialogue and The DOS essays that openach section the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable unsatisfying and unfair social an.
Uted for real systemic rethinking in our corporate consumer world Sustainability is a property of the system an ongoing act not an individual scoreI settled on flourishing as a workable metaphor for the bundle of things that make life worth living and produce well being sustainability is the possibility that humans and other life will flourish on the Earth forever I ve researched the topic of sustainability Against All Odds extensively This is the first book I have come across that actuallyxplains in clear direct prose the sorts of cultural and philosophical changes that must occur to be truly sustainable not just less unsustainable To be good not just less badI m having a hard time writing a decent review because I was just so surprised at how much I liked all the ideas in it I really haven t found a book that so clearly Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism explains what my own feelings and beliefs towards sustainability are And thenxplained them better than I have Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils ever been able toWhether or not yound up completely agreeing with the points and concepts brought up I think it is worth reading for anyone interested in Sustainability Design Business or Culture so basically for Payment Due everyoneIt is the best book I have read on sustainability and I m moving it to the 1 spot on the Sustainabilitist reading list when I get a sec This book was a keen soundly written dialogue on sustainability between John Ehrenfeld and a colleague You won t find practical tips for composting or the history of the recycling stream but you will find instead a solid intellectual re contextualization of sustainability as a philosophy and mindset Ehrenfeld s suggesting a paradigm shift towards how we thinking about sustainingverything and this book is a start to that shift The uestion and answer portions of this book flowed well and helped keep me ngaged While I agree with the main premise most of the world has an addiction to consumerism that is not sustainable I m hesitant to accept the conclusion posed by the authors that Care or caring is the solution to this problem Although the argument wasn t strong or based on anything other than thoughts the authors have the book is valuable because it asks hard to answer uestions that we all should be reevaluating in our own lives The authors also acknowledge that maybe just caring isn t the correct solution but they stress that we need to do something and perhaps caring is the way to start for school certainly not as boring as the other stuff we read and some good points made overall it did not contribute to my personal flourishing bc while i was reading it i wanted to be doing other stuff still nice though just not something i d actively choose to read. Tory driven by being and caring as opposed to having and needing rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived xperiences Then the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and actingThere is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level we will continue to head down a faulty path Indeed this book is a clarion call to action Candid and insightful it leaves readers with cautious ho.