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Cesar Hidalgo: Why Information Grows

Our cities are such pockets where information grows, but they are not all the same. For every Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and London, there are dozens of places with underdeveloped economies. Why does the US economy outstrip Brazil’s, and Brazil’s that of Chad? Why did the technology corridor along Boston’s Route 128 languish while Silicon Valley blossomed? In each case, the key is how people, companies, and the networks they form process information

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Varela: Ethical Know-how-Action, Wisdom and Cognition

A short pamphlet on ethics based on Varela’s lecture series in Italy, here Varela brings together a mix of Western scientific thought with Eastern spirituality. One of the best readers on this topic you’ll find.

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Gladwell: The Tipping Point

Amazon say: In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when […]

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Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac, first published in 1949, a year after its author’s death, is one of the most influential books about the natural world ever published. It helped to transform what had been an essentially conservative, utilitarian conservation movement into the first stirrings of an ecologically centred green movement in the west.

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A General Theory of Love- Lewis, Amini, Lannon

Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

The Art of Change Making

The Art of Change Making

People have always studied and reflected on how social activity works, how anything gets to happen. Our current management model that found its epitome in ‘New Public Management’ is only one way to get things done. Its widespread integration into public services simply keeps them running as they are, perhaps necessary but certainly not sufficient to deal with a changing world. In The Art of Change Making we have brought together over 70 of these so people can see them, explore them and use them.