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Posted by Katie Sheehan, Senior Communications Manager, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers is pleased to present a new book by David C. Korten, Change the Story, Change the Future. The book describes how we humans live by stories and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book David C. Korten, cofounder of YES! Magazine and former Harvard Business School professor, shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time.
Korten calls our current story Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. Although many recognize that this story promotes bad ethics, bad science, and bad economics, it will remain our guiding story until replaced by one that aligns with our deepest understanding of the universe and our relationship to it.
To guide our path to a viable human future, Korten offers a Sacred Life and Living Earth story grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in partnership with the processes by which Earth’s community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Korten offers a hopeful vision that lays out the transformative impact that adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.
David C. Korten is a cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, a cochair of the New Economy Working Group, the founder and president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, a founding board member emeritus of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a former associate of the International Forum on Globalization, and a former Harvard Business School professor.