Many of us are talking about ills of modern society, current economic paradigms like capitalism and even some of the contemporary technologies and industries. To tackle a problem as large as climate change, we need both science and Indigenous wisdom, says environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim. In this engaging talk, she shares how her nomadic community in Chad is working closely with scientists to restore endangered ecosystems — and offers lessons on how to create more resilient communities. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #015: Indigenous wisdom should be at the heart of climate activism
Alvin Toffler started explaining about the “PROCESS” of change in his first book “Future Shock” (1970). He followed by detailing the “DIRECTIONS” of change in his next book “The Third Wave” (1980). Finally, he completed the trilogy with this book “Powershift” (1990) talking about “CONTROL” – about control structures and who will control what, Continue reading Book Giveaway #68: Powershift
Today’s Book: Corporate Chanakya – Successful Management the Chanakya Way by Radhakrishnan Pillai More than 2000 years ago, probably the first treatise in Sanskrit language was written on governance, politics & economics. The credit has been given to a scholar at Takshashila, in modern terms, a “coach” to the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya. He was identified as Chanakya aka Kautilya aka Vishnugupta. The treatise was called “Arthashastra” and considered lost untill 1905 when a copy written on palm leaves, was presented by a Tamil Brahmin to a Library. Since then many scripts came up (including Malyalam and Devanagri) and … Continue reading Book Giveaway #022: Corporate Chanakya
“I feel in the innermost recesses of my heart… that the world is sick unto death of blood-spilling. The world is seeking a way out, and I flatter myself with the belief that perhaps it will be the privilege of the ancient land of India to show the way out to the hungering world.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #018: Village Swaraj
This ‘age of rage’ desperately needs Non Violent Communication (NVC) – an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg – founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
NVC has already created quite an impact – as this piece here states – each year, hundreds of thousands of people are taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the world….with hundreds of trainers….across more than 35 countries.
Continue reading Book Giveaway #001 Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life