Many lenses can be used to bring our current time into focus. Clear seeing is available by studying history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology. Each of these disciplines provides concepts and beliefs that explain human behavior both individually and collectively. In this book, I use two lenses: the new science of living systems, and the pattern of collapse in complex civilizations. Each of them is a powerful lens on its own;
I have found that together they offer tremendous explanatory power for where we are, how we got here, and the choices we must make as leaders.
Science of Living Systems
The science of living systems is a powerful explanator of human behavior and the world we inhabit. We are alive, we inhabit a living ...