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The Hidden Connections by Fritjof Capra
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Aug 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: environment, economics, climate-change, ecological-footprint, financial-reform

Capra discusses the function and parts of an ecosystem, and the way the world is dealing with the one currently in place. His argument suggests that while the conventional view of nature is mechanical, it should in reality be more “organic,” where the system is a “living” network, shaped by values and purpose. This in turn, Capra argues, shapes the way a system is expected to respond to situations – consequently explaining the difficulty in changing corporate culture today. Capra discusses both the field of systems science and how to seek “organic fixes” to our environmental problems.
The Guardian calls this a “cool and rational” analysis of the situation, without the typically hysterical tone of some environmental writers. Reviews suggest that the book is a useful tool in understanding the plight of the environment today, as well as the way in which corporate culture has allowed for these problems to arise and expand.

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