INTRODUCTION

The Modern World Needs a New Model for Change

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

— Lao-Tzu

Rapid change defines our modern culture and lives. Technological advances occur at a lightning pace, rendering much of what we learn obsolete nearly as quickly as we learn it. We struggle to keep up with the ever-changing landscape, often leaving us in a state of disequilibrium. Some scientists have proposed that our activity has actually issued in a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene, the time of humans. Our success as a species is altering the very landscape in which we live.

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