More Human

More Human : Designing a World Where People Come First

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Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us - it's all become too big and distant and industrialised. Inhuman. It's time to do something about it. It's time to put people first. It's time to make the world more human. Steve Hilton, visiting professor at Stanford University and former senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, believes that the frustrations people have with government, politics, their economic circumstances and their daily lives are caused by deep structural problems in the systems that dominate our modern world - systems that are broken because they've grown too far from the human scale. He shows us how change is possible, offering the latest research, compelling stories and case studies from all over the world across industry, politics, education, design and social action to show us what can happen when we make our world more human. This book is a manifesto and call to action for a more local, more accountable and more human way of living that will make us more productive, more fulfilled and ultimately happier.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 26mm | 524g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • W H Allen
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753556626
  • 9780753556627
  • 1,094,324

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"More Human by Steve Hilton is a very timely book and a powerful call for change in how we measure success and how we value what is most important in our lives. We need a more human way of living and, in this compelling book, Steve Hilton shows us how we can achieve it." Arianna Huffington "'Hilton is the leading modern day exponent of a humanist tradition dating back 2,500 years. His book is a powerful manifesto of sanity in a world in which the human dimension is under ever greater attack from forces that appear to swamp it'." Anthony Seldon "Hilton convinces us that to solve problems we need to work bottom up from the human scale, rather than top down from abstract ideas. One of the most important things people are looking for in their lives is kindness, something that is simply not captured by any of the systems governments use today. He urges us to fight the commodification of policy-making and make things work on a specific, human level." Nassim Talebshow more

About Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton is former senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, a post he held from 2005 to 2012. He played a leading role in the modernisation of the Conservative Party and in the implementation of its government reform programme. Steve left Downing Street in 2012 and moved to the United States where he is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University and co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac, a Silicon Valley tech start-up. He graduated from Oxford University in 1990 and now lives in California with his wife Rachel Whetstone, a senior vice president at Google, and their young family.show more

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