These seven books will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it.
For our System Thinking class this quarter at Pinchot, we had to read this book and I daresay it is an excellent primer indeed.
For last quarter’s Leadership and Professional Development class at Pinchot University, I had to read this book and reflect about its teachings.
What if one of the core principles of Capitalism today was wrong, utterly wrong, even from a legal and economic standpoint ? This is the thesis defended by Lynn Stout in this brilliant book.
Richard Branson is the serial entrepreneur of genius behind Virgin. Having studied him in my management classes at Audencia back to 2006, I have to say that I really wanted to read his latest book, Screw Business As Usual. Having read it in a couple of days, I have to say that it is highly… Continue reading Screw Business As Usual, by Richard Branson
Inspiring : that’s the adjective that comes to mind as I have just finished reading Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. I had heard about that book for quite some time and I understand now why. The book was written in 2002 –with a 2008 reedition – and is replete with enlightening… Continue reading Book review : Cradle to cradle
Here is my review of The Third Industrial Revolution, by Jeremy Rifkin. After reading the 300 pages I daresay this book provides us a vision and a narrative to achieve it. Here are the five pillars of this revolution : 1. Shifting to renewable energy ; 2. Converting buildings into power plants 3. Hydrogen and… Continue reading The Third Industrial Revolution
Dear visitors, readers and subscribers. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns five. As this is the first 2012 post, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and sustainable year 2012 ! I have tried from day one to bring you a selection of the latest news and best… Continue reading 1,200 posts later, this blog turns five
Here is a post I should have published last year as I read Uranium, by Tom Zoellner. Here is my review. It offers a detailed history of the discovery and the use of the 92nd element in the periodic table of the chemical elements. Will the 21st century be Uranium’s century like the 20th was… Continue reading Book review : Uranium, by Tom Zoellner
While looking for a new book in the shelves of the ESSEC Business School’s learning center, I found this one. With such a promising and current title, little was I doubting that it was written more than 15 years ago. Indeed, published little after the Rio summit, the author – Richard Welford – outlines what… Continue reading Book review : Environmental strategy and sustainable development
Here is another book review as I just finished The Sustainable MBA, by Giselle Weybrecht. Albeit I believe it is a great book and am strongly recommending it, I don’t feel like I learned a lot. But this might be explained by two facts : 1. I graduated very recently (2006) from a Master in… Continue reading Book review : The Sustainable MBA
Here is a review of a book I finished in February. After reading Crossing The Energy Divide, I started right away The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier, a professor of Economics at Oxford who worked for the World Bank. This is the sequel of The Bottom Billion, which was published in 2007 and explained why… Continue reading Book review : The Plundered Planet