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Designing Regenerative Cultures

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This is a 'Whole Earth Catalog' for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what's wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures - and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large. In this remarkable book, Daniel Wahl e ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by Triarchy Press Ltd
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Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Changemakers, culture jammers, revolutionaries
Manual for a new paradigm. Excellent overview of possibilities and enthusiastic encouragement for transition. A great resource.
'Social enterprise' is a sub-set of 'social innovation'.
"“ We are all co-creative and co-responsible microcosms of our culture, and therefore changing ourselves is changing the culture. Transformative resilience is also about our willingness to give up and let go of the status quo, questioning who we are individually and collectively, and letting go of the patterns, syst
Faisal Husain
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Profound and powerful book that will have you re-examine everything you do.

Along with John Ehrenfeld's Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability and Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything , consider this mandatory reading if you work in or care about sustainability.
Samantha Sprole
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for being brutally repetitive, sloppily organized, and lacking an index.

All this notwithstanding, Designing Regenerative Cultures is a useful consolidation of theories, institutions, and approaches toward ecological thinking in our culture/worldview, in governance, and in economics/entrepreneurship.

In sum, Wahl appeals to a new and developing scientific consensus about our world: that collaboration is at least as much a driver of evolution as competition. This perspective has importa
Virginia Angiolini
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I like to call this book the 2021 bible as it should be one of the most read books in the world. Luckily Wahl is gaining everyday more and more attention, because the world needs the ensemble of opinions he brought together in his work and all the knowledge he gathered in his career.
Every line of this masterpiece is full of deep and well-thought concepts which makes the book one of the best ever read but also one of the most difficult as you cannot lose your attention neither for one second not
Eric Benson
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is right on topic for our contemporary climate, cultural, and pollution issues. It asks a lot of questions on how we as a civilization can work together to create an economy, a way of life, and a culture that lives to regenerate the Earth and improve the qualify of life for everything on the planet. A tall order.

Wahl provides a few case studies (regeneration projects) and organizations that are working toward this endeavor, however, I feel, in the end, he asked too many questions with
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: transition
This book contains essential ideas and principles for building a resilient world, whatever the circonstances. The author has started to develop the content at the Schumacher College, UK, building on the ideas received by Fritjof Capra, Stephen Harding, later using it for a transdisciplinary PhD.
I see only one limitation to this brilliant book: it is essentially conceptual. If you are expecting ready-made tools, a set of practical principles, they may be difficult to find (though not absent). As
Andrew Carey
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the clearest and the most complete statement of what we can do together to make it possible for a vibrant, sustainable new approach to education, design, health, economics, housing, government, tourism, agriculture... to emerge. I don't know if it's ridiculously over-optimistic or JUST achievable. But it seems to be worth a try. ...more
Giordano Margaglio
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Unlike Gate's, this book truly is about "how to avoid a climate disaster" (and more).
A tad too much academic but still a great read.
100% recommended
Mark Wagnon
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant work! Like an intro to the world of 'Inter-Being' with Nature. ...more
Andy Triggs
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Some interesting ideas but very jumbled content. It feels more like a collection of notes than a finished book.
May 07, 2020 marked it as abandoned
Had to retire about 200 pages in. Some interesting and important questions - but highly repetitive, which makes it unenjoyable to read.
Trung Pham
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Instead of finding a concrete answer in this critical time, holding questions and co-create spaces to explore together keep us on track of regenerative cultures <3
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