Book Reviews

Book Review – On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River

Imagine that you are a visitor to India taking a boat tour along the Ganga River. During this tour, you see countless Hindu pilgrims bathing in the river for spiritual cleansing. You know that in the Hindu faith the Ganga River is the physical manifestation of a mother goddess, and that she has the power to spiritually cleanse believers who …

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Responsible Leadership: Where Do You Stand on Squishy Ground?

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart – the former Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and current Vice Chairman of the UN Global Compact – has seen and dealt with a lot over the course of his career. Much of this has not lent itself to easy answers, and often even led to ethical dilemmas and controversy. Moody-Stuart has finally decided to share his …

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Book Review: A New Green History of the World. The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

American lecturer, essayist, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted, “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”  Writing with the same observation in mind and using great, ancient civilizations as prime examples, Clive Ponting postulates in his study A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations …

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Book Review: EcoMind

To put it simply, I like being an outcast on the fringes of society. No, this isn’t some teenage-like phase where I am trying to find myself. I just believe that the best views can only be found when you aren’t part of a particular camp. For instance, I am a military veteran with a fairly left-leaning view of the …

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Book Review: SuperCooperators

The phrase “survival of the fittest,” often attributed to Charles Darwin, immediately conjures up images of a violent struggle for survival. To many  it’s message is that in order to survive, we must get bigger, faster, stronger than the other guy or he will take what is ours. It has been used to justify an untold number of evils, such …

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