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Rebalancing Society by Henry Mintzberg

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APPENDIXBoiling in Our Own Water

A Rant on the State ofOur Imbalance, with SomeSuggestions for Change

A WELL-KNOWN ADAGE claims that if you put a frog in hot water, it will jump out, but if you put it in cold water and gradually turn up the heat, the frog will remain until it boils to death. Are we boiling in our own water?

Consider the points of this appendix in their entirety. Many may be familiar, but together they tell the story of a world that is dangerously out of balance. Either we stop this, or it stops us. (A fuller version of what follows can be accessed in the original pamphlet at www.mintzberg.org, on pages 77–106.)

Consumed by Consumption

In today’s world, we glorify consumption while we consume ourselves and our planet. “In the ...

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