Chapter 1

Introduction

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.

—Anon

Hopefully you are reading this book after reading Volume I, but given the length of the book, it is worth revisiting some of the key points as a reminder of what Temperatism is all about and why finding a new way to think about business and doing good is so important at this point in history. Temperatism as an ideology has evolved as a result of the growth of social business thinking and the sharing economy movement. Despite the prevailing populism and dominance of “individualistic” thinking, there is a growing movement toward social conscience today.

Volume I argued that “fundamentally the role of organizations ...

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