Book Review: Change the Story, Change the Future


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David C. Korten, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth (Oakland: Berrett-Koehler, 2015)

Reviewed by Art Menius, May 2, 2015

Korten Book

Public intellectual and Yes! Magazine co-founder David Korten as built his reputation on tomes reaching 400 pages or more such as When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. His latest, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, clocks in at a mere 169 pages, but he has filled them with big ideas. Prepared as a “Report to the Club of Rome,” it builds on both his work, especially in The Great Turning, and the Club’s famed The Limits to Growth from 1972.

As such Change the Story, Change the Future provides a handy summary of Korten’s life, work, and thought. Extending the theme from The Great Turning on…

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