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Acción suave
Acción suave

Acción suave

Alternativas innovadoras para un mundo en crisis

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

288 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: June 2011

ISBN 9788472457522

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Kairos (Jun 2011)

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Overview

Arguing that many traditional forms of action—aid programs, government policies, social interventions—are often ineffective and even socially disruptive, this treatise proposes a movement toward "gentle" actions: those that take into account the fragile ecology of an organization, a city, or a group of people. Whether exploring micro-lending, cattle donations, trade training, or even community gardens, the book provides numerous examples in which knee-jerk reactions can be eschewed in favor of carefully considered and locally sensitive strategies, often to great effect. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions and challenges that encourage the reader to undergo a period of “creative suspension”—a time during which he should resist the temptation of immediate action and instead contemplate the details and complexities of the situation—prior to proceeding. Sosteniendo que muchas formas tradicionales de acción—programas de ayuda, políticas gubernamentales, intervenciones sociales—son a menudo ineficaces y aún socialmente perjudiciales, este tratado propone un movimiento hacia acciones “suaves”: aquellas que tienen en cuenta la ecología frágil de una organización, una ciudad o un grupo de personas. Ya sean la microfinanciación, las donaciones de ganado, el entrenamiento comercial o hasta jardines comunitarios, el libro provee numerosos ejemplos en los cuales las reacciones automáticas pueden ser descartadas a favor de estrategias detenidamente consideradas y localmente sensibles, a menudo con muy buenos resultados. Cada capítulo concluye con una serie de preguntas y retos que animan al lector a someterse a un periodo de “suspensión creativa”—un tiempo durante el cual debería resistir la tentación de la acción inmediata y más bien contemplar los detalles y las complejidades de la situación—antes de proceder.

Author Biography

F. David Peat is a physicist and the author of Blackfoot Physics and Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind. He is also the founder of the Pari Center for New Learning, an institution that seeks to provide opportunities to explore ideas and promote new skills in the areas of interpersonal relations, psychology, and science.