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Human Permaculture

Human Permaculture

Principles for Ecological and Social Life Design

As climate change, ecological decline, and social breakdown start to bite, people expect that governments will solve our problems. Yet this belief has proven to be false. Rather than looking to others, changes must come from the inside out: …

The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook

How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government

Thomas Jefferson said that “the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” Yet only now, 240 years later, is the happiness of citizens starting to be taken seriously as the purpose of government.

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Elegant Simplicity

Elegant Simplicity

The Art of Living Well

Consumerism drives the pursuit of happiness in much of the world, yet as wealth grows unhappiness abounds, compounded by the grave problems of climate change, pollution, and ecological degradation. We've now reached both an environmental and …

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Democratic Rules of Order

Democratic Rules of Order

Easy-to-Use Rules for Meetings of Any Size

The key to promoting true democracy in meetings is clear, easy-to-understand rules of order that support the right of each member to participate fully and equally, and the right of the majority to make decisions while respecting minority rights.

An …

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Are We Done Fighting?

Are We Done Fighting?

Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division

Unfounded beliefs and hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the …

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The Mediator's Toolkit

The Mediator's Toolkit

Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes

Learn how to formulate and ask penetrating, paradigm-shifting questions for successful outcomes in any conflict.

Knowing how to formulate and ask incisive questions to get to the core of a conflict, challenge entrenched thinking, and shift …

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Changemakers

Changemakers

Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World

With every news report, the world seems to be careening off the rails. It's all too easy to slip into despair waiting for co-opted, self-serving governments to act.

The antidote to fear and despair is hope and action. We each hold the power to make …

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The Power Manual

The Power Manual

How to Master Complex Power Dynamics

All social relations are laden with power. Getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the most essential skill for change agents across all sectors seeking to ignite positive change in the world.

This …

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