The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Gottschall, Jonathan. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA.

Humans are storytelling creatures, spending our lives both waking and dreaming in what the author refers to as Neverland. His premise is summed up in one paragraph:

Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy that Makes Everything Work.

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Rowe, Jonathan. 2013. Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy that Makes Everything Work. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco. ISBN: 978-60994-833-7. Reviewed by Bob Kollm

Changing Business from the Inside Out, a Treehugger's Guide to Working in Corporations.

Mohin, Timothy J. Changing Business from the Inside Out, a Treehugger's Guide to Working in Corporations. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2012. 280 pages. ISBN 978-1-60994-640-1.  Reviewed by Christy Nordstrom.

Book Review: ISO 26000: The Business Guide to the New Standard on Social Responsibility

ISO 26000: The Business Guide to the New Standard on Social Responsibility
Lars Maratis & Timo Cochius
Greenleaf Publishing, 2011

Reviewed by Ira Feldman, ISSP Board Member

Soyka, Peter A. 2012. Creating a Sustainable Organization: Approaches for Enhancing Corporate Value through Sustainability.

Review prepared by ISSP member, Faye Sinnott.

Soyka, Peter A. 2012. Creating a Sustainable Organization: Approaches for Enhancing Corporate Value through Sustainability. New York. FT Press. February. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-287440-3, ISBN-10: 0-13-287440-7.

Eco Mind: Changing the way we think to create the world we want

Lappe, F M (2011) Eco Mind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want. Nation Books: New York.  Reviewed by Marsha Willard, ISSP ED

Soul of Money

Twist, Lynne (2003) The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources. WW Norton: New York, NY.
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Street Smart Sustainability

Thanks to my membership in the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), I learned about Street Smart Sustainability by David Mager and Joe Sibilia. The book’s sub-title is “the entrepreneur’s guide to profitably greening your organization’s DNA.” And while the authors’ explicit aim is to provide small and medium business owners and CEO’s with the information and tools needed to successfully adopt sustainable practices into their products and workplaces, I found a wealth of material that is transferable to government settings and larger organizations.

Active Hope

coverMacy, Joanna and Chris Johnstone (2012) Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. New World Library: Novato, CA.

Sustainabilty In Project Management

By Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper, Julia Planko, Jasper van den Brink and Adri Köhler; Published May 2012; Paperback; ISBN 978-1-4094-3169-5

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