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Publishing
To Be Released in the UK: October 1st, 2008

PARI PUBLISHING

GENTLE ACTION:
Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World

F. David Peat
ISBN 978-88-95604-03-9 198 x 129 mm ~ 176 pp ~ £9.99 pb

 Creative alternatives to society's dependence on quick-fix
solutions.
Can we build a better world for our families, our businesses, our society and ourselves? F. David Peat’s latest book provides clear answers: Ways to exercise more effective, creative and non-invasive action in everything from the local to the international level. In a world that is ever more complex in terms of economics, globalized markets, social change, international conflicts, poverty, disease and environmental degradation, we often feel that we are in danger of losing control. As a The book includes: result individuals, businesses and orga• Shaking hands to transform a nizations experience an urgent need to community react when things appear to be going • Beyond the clockwork world wrong. But so often these actions, taken with the best of intentions, • Facing complexity turn out to have a negative effect. • The power of butterfly effects • Flexible response Gentle Action shows how, through an an act of creative suspension, • Creative suspension for organibusinesses can respond more effectively to a changing marketplace zational creativity and organizations, policy groups and communities can grow more • The importance of trust flexible, responsive and sensitive to the world around them. Rather • Gentle Action in action than treating situations as external to ourselves, the keys to the issues we face today demand solutions from within. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions and challenges for the reader, leading to ways in which creative change can be brought to both individuals and groups. The book will an invaluable resource for everyone from CEOs, policy makers, community leaders, opinion makers, aid organizations, business groups, consultants and politicians as well as teachers and parents and all those who would like to make a positive impact on the world and society around them. F. David Peat is the author of over twenty books including Pathways of Chance, Synchronicity, Blackfoot Physics, From Certainty to Uncertainty, The Blackwinged Night, Superstrings, Einstein’s Moon and Turbulent Mirror.

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