Publication: November 2013
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Paperback ~ 192 pages
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Imprint: Triarchy Press
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Tags: Thrivability, sustainability, business, society, organizations, leadership
Breaking Through to a World that Works
Jean M. Russell
"This book has essential insights for both academics and practitioners in quality-related fields. Most significantly, Russell’s work can help us envision the new world in which we might soon find ourselves, where the search for meaning and compassion for others (and our environment) take precedence over profit and capturing or creating new markets."
"Perhaps the most compelling book about innovation that's been written in the last few years."
Read the full review by Nicole Radziwill to be published in the January 2014 issue of the Quality Management Journal
"This is a game-changing book, literally... Jean Russell offers an inspiring and energizing call to action - daring us all to become thrivability agents. Her book... calls all of us to collaboratively construct a new and powerful opportunity-based narrative".
John Hagel, Co-Chairman of The Center for the Edge and co-author of The Power of Pull
"Jean Russell’s book is exactly what we've been waiting for: a book which is realistic about the challenges currently facing humanity while providing an uplifting and positive strategy for tackling these challenges through the most recent developments in the complexity, systems and cognitive sciences. This book is going straight into the set readings for my environmental management students."
Andrea Berardi, Lecturer in Environmental Information Systems, Open University, UK
"Thrivability, brainchild of Jean Russell, is a concise and profound document representing an incredible collaborative research project into the possibility space for the future of the human species, and life on earth. This book distils the wisdom gleaned from the experimental application of alternative scenarios within the current systemic matrix. It represents a key, or guidebook for a self organising humanity, which offers a variety of options for interacting with seemingly intractable problem situations.
This book represents a combination of living elements. The author, the text, the collaborative enterprise, the readership, are all entwined in a co-creative dance of transformation. It is a tight package of information designed to be fractally unpacked as required. Developing methods are offered and applied to some of our most pressing issues. Perennial wisdom exists within these pages. This book is a humble masterpiece which has the potential to support the process of planetary transition through a phase from surviving to thriving – and to help us lay the groundwork for that which is yet to come."
"I think you have the best take on thrivability that I have ever seen."
Robert McFarland, Strategy Advisor and Investor, Xenogene
"I just finished your book and loved it! 'lives in an ongoing state of committed deep curiosity', 'plants seeds where sees sparks of life emerging', 'nurtures what takes hold and begins to unfold'; 'is immensely generative' - these really describe You! thanks for planting seeds all over"
Iiro Niemi, Social Entrepreneur @syy_ry & @syy_akatemia, Host @hubhelsinki, Community Mobilizer @ashokascand
"Required reading. Highly, highly recommend... A multi-depth perspective and future-positive tome for upgrading humanity."
Jen Myronuk, Producer & Co-Director at Marie Curie Living History
I'm finding so much that resonates with me in the book as I read... and finding it stays with me through the day and is shifting my thinking about this complex world."
Bill Thompson, Journalist and Technology Critic