Maria and I are very happy to announce that today sees the global launch of our new book Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter. It is now available on Amazon.com and other good booksellers worldwide, as is also the Kindle version which many of you have been eagerly awaiting. The key links are:
Paperback on Amazon: amzn.com/1782500618
Kindle on Amazon: amzn.com/B00JZQZSR0
Holonomics is also available for Apple devices via the iTunes store.
For those off you who speak Portuguese, you may be interested to know that in this month’s edition of Brazilian magazine Pagina 22 there is an interview with Maria and myself discussing Holonomics and holonomic thinking in relation to biomimicry and sustainability. Pagina 22 is published by FGV-EAESP – The Centre for Sustainability Studies at Fundação Getulio Vargas Business School.
Ver é um ato de humildade: www.pagina22.com.br/index.php/2014/05/ver-e-um-ato-de-humildade/
Amália Safatle, the founder and editor of Pagina 22 chose as the headline the phrase “Ver é um ago de humildade” which translates as “To see is an act of humility”. This phrase comes from the following quote from Holonomics:
To see well is an act of humility. When we are stuck in ego, we never stop to contemplate and to ask ourselves if we really have seen and noticed all that there is to see in our field of vision. Our ego can act as blinkers on a horse.
This is particularly true when we look at how we see other people. Have we really seen the people around us as they truly are? Can we really see who those people are who fully epitomise the essence of the purpose, mission and values of our organisation, whichever level they may be in the formal organisational hierarchy? Or does our fear of competition, insecurity and desire for personal achievement at the expense of others place a blindfold over our eyes?
Finding this level of humility takes courage and strength, but when we are able to let go of our insecurities, we find that we have fresh new holonomic eyes for absorbing, appreciating and comprehending at a deeper level, the totality of the vibrant, living and creative organisations and ecosystems of which we are a part.
Both Maria and I hope that many of you will enjoy Holonomics, and we look forward to discuss with you the many insights in holonomic thinking, leadership, sustainability, innovation, creativity, ethics, business models, complexity, systems models and mindfulness that it contains.