The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World

14,25

Disponível por encomenda a fornecedor

REF: 9780753554517 Categorias: , , Etiquetas: ,

Descrição

Encomenda ao fornecedor. Disponível entre duas a três semanas.

‘This is the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’ – The Edge, U2

How can we be good ancestors?

From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival, we are the inheritors of countless gifts from the past. Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, with 24/7 news, the latest tweet, and the buy-now button commanding our attention, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day – but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it?

In The Good Ancestor, leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that there is still hope. From the pyramids to the NHS, humankind has always had the innate ability to plan for posterity and take action that will resonate for decades, centuries, even millennia to come. If we want to become good ancestors, now is the time to recover and enrich this imaginative skill.

The Good Ancestor reveals six profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like ‘cathedral thinking’ that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight. Drawing on radical solutions from around the world, Krznaric celebrates the innovators who are reinventing democracy, culture and economics so that we all have the chance to become good ancestors and create a better tomorrow.

Informação adicional

de

Roman Krznaric

Editora

W H Allen

Edição

Fevereiro de 2021

Encadernação

Paperback

Páginas

352

Avaliações

Ainda não existem avaliações.

Seja o primeiro a avaliar “The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World”

O seu endereço de email não será publicado. Campos obrigatórios marcados com *

Este site utiliza o Akismet para reduzir spam. Fica a saber como são processados os dados dos comentários.