Integral Economics by Professor Ronnie Lessem, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. by Ronnie Lessem & Alexander Schieffer. A Summary of: Lessem, R. & Schieffer, A. (). Integral Economics: Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society. In this context, Ronnie Lessem’s and Alexander Schieffer’s Integral Economics: Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society is a truly fascinating piece of.
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One must understand that Just Peace is created by the Just Relationship of an individual with others, with other cultures and with other creatures — the rpnnie Whole of which all are a part and thus our economics, Integral Economics in the authors’ terms, should pivot around a moral, spiritual core and not around greed and power.
So actually, none of the four paths or worlds of economic wisdom are ever completely disjointed from each other. It would have been better to develop an authentic Eastern path as well as an authentic Western one, each of them contributing to the authenticity of the other.
Ibrahim Abouleish, Egypt, Chairman of SEKEM Group; Founder of Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development; Winner Right Livelihood Award Alternative Nobel Prize ‘After reading this book, its contention that economic systems must build on local strengths seems self-evident and logical; but this just goes to show the genius of its authors since before reading it, such a bold, just and sensible edonomics premise was beyond the realm of possibility.
All worlds are needed for a full cycle of transformation to occur. There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. Download article as PDF. Ronnie Lessem was the managing director of a clothing business in South Africa and he ontegral acted as a consultant and adviser intefral organisational learning, knowledge creation and cross-cultural management to international companies such as the Anglian Water Group in the UK.
As the GENE implies, different worlds co-creatively engage with each other. In Integral Economics, Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer pave the way for a sustainable approach to economics, building on the richness of diverse economic approaches from all over the globe. That should warn you nitegral my own work on Integral Economics…. I confess that when I received their book a while ago, this was my initial reaction.
Hala Bsaiso Lattouf, Jordan, Minister for Social Development, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ‘While conventional economic theory and practice succeeded in keeping the majority of humankind in an impoverished and powerless state, a less recognized economic theory and practice which is an integral part of a living philosophy ecnomics the oppressed helped them to survive on this planet. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help ronnie find your new favourite book.
The Northern path would, at the stage of Emerging, ask: That is as far as the conventional wisdom on the limitations of the Washington Consensus goes. By introducing the most evolved economic perspectives and bringing them into creative dialogue they argue that neither individual enterprises nor wider society will be transformed for the better without a new economic perspective. Evolving Work Ronnie Lessem. Do read it and be inspired! As the whole book evidences, the four paths or worlds of economic thought and practice are not going to become a unified six-lane highway anytime soon.
Ideal types, or what Wilber calls guiding generalizations, are notoriously unpopular among self-proclaimed realists and empiricists, who always want to go immediately into the infinite details of each situation.
Each is integral in its own specific, culturally rooted, and problem-driven way. No doubt, Lessem and Schieffer would concur that the same is true for any of the ideal types.
What I mean is this: We know of examples from the former Soviet block, as well as from contemporary South America, Africa, and Asia, where such pathologies of Northern, Southern, or Eastern reductionism are manifest.
Some similar endogenous assimilation process is required if, say, an Indian economist or an African entrepreneur wants to address poverty and inequality. They do so by introducing the most evolved economic perspectives and bringing them into creative dialogue to produce an integral, dynamically balanced approach.
Why are we, both in our teaching of economics and in our day-to-day practices hence also in our legal frameworksmarginalizing or even diabolizing non-capitalist, non-patriarchal, commons-oriented ways of working, producing, consuming, and investing? No map can claim to be a perfect replication of the territory, but what the authors have offered here is very useful.
This is the grounding axiom of any integral approach. It is a lighthouse for people from all walks of life. Transforming Enterprise and Society Farnham: It will be welcomed by informed senior practitioners, eager to understand the current rethink of economic theory and practice and to discover how to position themselves, their organizations, and their society within a new framework.
In other words, an economy, in order to flourish over the long term, needs to be aligned with the innermost belief systems of a society or community. The originality of each initiative is that it both remains contextually rooted and takes crucial elements from other moral economic cores and other economic wisdom paths.