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Integral Economics by Professor Ronnie Lessem, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. by Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer. A Summary of: Lessem, R. & Schieffer, A. (). Integral Economics: Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society. In this context, Ronnie Lessem’s and Alexander Schieffer’s Integral Economics: Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society is a truly fascinating piece of.

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The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us. Integral Economics is partly addressed to academics and students in those very schools, who have either realized the error of their ways, or, less dramatically, are curious to explore whether our businesses and donnie could be run in a different way.

That sounds pretty cool. Economic commons; Grassroots economics; Subsistence economics; The social business; Co-evolutionary economics, Conscious economics; Associative economics; The developmental enterprise; Economics of the common good; Social integrql and the network economy; Open economics; The cooperative enterprise; New economics; Real economics; Well-being economics; The sustainable enterprise.

No map can claim to be a perfect replication of the territory, but what the authors have offered here is very useful.

Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society. Hala Bsaiso Lattouf, Jordan, Minister for Social Development, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ‘While conventional economic theory and practice succeeded in keeping economjcs majority of humankind in an impoverished and powerless state, a less recognized economic theory and practice which is an integral part of a living philosophy of the oppressed helped them to survive on this planet. The integral economy; Co-creating the future. Each of these cases is, obviously, completely different economjcs the sense that Mondragon remains archetypically Northern despite Western, Eastern, and Southern elements, while Sarvodaya remains archetypically Eastern despite involving Northern, Southern, and Western traits.

The ‘villains of economifs piece’ in relation to this lack of choice are not so much the financial community and governments, though they do have much to answer, but the schools of economics and the business schools, that have created the very social ethos, the philosophical principles, and the mathematical models, that influence events. All worlds are needed for a full cycle of transformation to occur.

Here, they introduce a comprehensive framework based on the same ‘Four Worlds’ model that is applied to enterprise and research in their earlier works. Hence, for a society to build its economy into an integral one, it is crucial to reconnect to its inner moral source, or sources, to be found in its center. In Integral Economics Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer pave the way for a sustainable approach to economics, building on the richness of diverse economic approaches from all over the globe.


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Perhaps the four AQAL quadrants will have different contents, and will play out their upward-moving dynamic differently, depending on which of the Four Worlds one is in.

After reading this book, econo,ics contention that economic systems must build on local strengths seems self-evident and logical; but this just goes to show the genius of its authors since before reading it, such a bold, just and sensible economic premise was beyond the realm of possibility. I believe in the usefulness of broad pictures and I want to commend Lessem and Schieffer for having attempted to hold together so many elements of reality without getting lost in the fine grain.

That diversity is indeed being stifled and their work fulfills an important function in bringing this to our awareness.

As a whole, this book is an extraordinary achievement offering what I would call an integral model of cross-cultural economic fertilization. A powerful blueprint for the transformation of the existing mainstream economic model. What is wrong is the focus on economic growth and efficiency as the sole and exclusive components of economic wisdom. The discipline of economics has fallen into a deep crisis, just as humanity is scrambling for a new — and, for the first time perhaps, completely global — worldview that will allow it to address the immense challenges of economic poverty, ecological and human sustainability, and geopolitical peace that the 21st century is sending its way.

What is eminently integral about their method is that they careful stay away from ideological stalemates. By introducing the most evolved economic perspectives and bringing them into creative dialogue they argue that neither individual enterprises nor wider society will be transformed for the better without a new economic perspective.

Each is integral in its own specific, culturally rooted, and problem-driven way.

Integral Economics : Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society

Each chapter corresponds to one path Southern for chapters 5 to 8, Eastern for chapters 9 to 12, Northern for chapters 13 to 16, and Western for chapters 17 to 20 and to one stage Grounding for chapters 5, 9, 13, and 17; Emergence for chapters 6, 10, 14, and 18; Navigation for chapters 7, 11, 15, and 19; and Effect for chapters 8, 12, 16, and Nevertheless, neither China nor India seems to have safeguarded sufficient portions of its own wisdom path in order to offer the West new resources.


This goes to show that one should probably never let a German build a systematic account of anything.

Your own Western path, revitalized by its authentic moral resources, would, at the stage of Navigating, ask: The extraordinary research Lessem and Schieffer have done is delivering the theory to one of the most important socio-economical truths. They argue that neither individual enterprises nor wider society will be transformed for the better without a new economic perspective. Their aim, remember, is emphatically not merely to explain the state of diversity currently prevailing in the world of economic ideas and practices.

Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society. There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. After the wall street collapse it is time to look for a new paradigm. In that way, each path releases its own specific economic genius, its contribution to an integral landscape of economic wisdom. Why are we, both in our teaching of economics and in our day-to-day practices hence also in our legal frameworksmarginalizing or even diabolizing non-capitalist, non-patriarchal, commons-oriented ways of working, producing, consuming, and investing?

I would prefer to call it a process of synergistic emergence: Integral Economics is just this alternative. He has published a variety of articles and books in the last ten years. Towards a New Global Governanceeconomists Narcis Serra and Joseph Stiglitz, commented that a successful development strategy will firstly have to involve those in the developing world in an important and meaningful way.

The Best Books of The integral economy; Co-creating the future; Epilogue; Index. Other books in this series. Both of them are bound to come out modified in the process, but the prospect is one I find truly exhilarating.