Summary of The Necessary Revolution
How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Copyright © 2008 by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur, Sara Schley
Published by Broadway Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
Join the sustainability revolution. Save the planet because it’s the right thing to do – and you can make money doing it.
The Earth faces grave sustainability problems, including global warming. In this new book, experts Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley discuss how people, organizations and nations are coming together to bring about positive change. The authors demonstrate that sustainability issues are part of an interconnected global dilemma that affects everyone. They urge united action to solve major ecological problems before solutions become impossible. They even note that businesses can save and earn money through environmentally sound products and policies. getAbstract recommends this enlightened book’s informed focus on exactly how to improve the sustainability of life on the planet.
In this summary, you will learn
- What some of the major sustainability problems are
- Why global warming is potentially so catastrophic
- How some people are fighting for positive change
- Why that makes good business sense
- How to become part of the solution
About the Authors
Peter Senge lectures at MIT. Bryan Smith is a faculty member at York University’s Sustainable Enterprise Academy. Nina Kruschwitz is manager of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook Project. Senge, Joe Laur and Sara Schley co-founderd the SoL Sustainability Consortium, which fosters economic, ecological and social sustainability.
Comment on this summary
6 years agoI won't waste my time reading this book, as the one-sided and unsubstantiated claims of environmental problems is so unprofessional, it makes me doubt the validity of the rest of the book. I hope this was written before the man-made global warming conspiracy was shown to suffer from some serious conflict of interests and a lack of (real) evidence. Unfortunately, this book does little to forward the cause of economically viable sustainability.
Customers who read this summary also read
E. Freya Williams
Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen
UIT Cambridge, 2015
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
David C. Korten