Critical Acclaim for Presence
A remarkable book, Presence is a journey from the present to an unknown future, a journey of exploration rather than dogma, and a journey toward a vision of humanity at its highest. Like a good documentary film, Presence is a book with emotional truth, a wonderful combination of intellectual and visceral experience.
Robert Fritz, author of The Path of Least Resistance
At this turbulent juncture in human history, a whole new set of social innovations promises to shift humanity away from its destructive path towards a brighter planetary civilization. Presencing and its U process is one of the most profound. It provides all who want to change the world not only with profound hope, but with a systematic and effective way to birth a sustainable planetary society.
Nicanor Perlas, recipient of the 2003 Alternative Nobel Prize and the U.N. Environmental Program Global 500 Award
If you believe, as I do, that an organization is ultimately a human community, then nothing is more important than how we sense our future and act to create it together. This is something all creative business leaders know yet have found almost impossible to talk about until Presence.
Rich Teerlink, CEO (retired), Harley-Davidson
Presence is a timely and altogether important book. Drawing on a leading-edge understanding of human learning and awareness, it offers a simple but effective getaway to our capacity to become change agents of the future in business, work, play, and relationships. Finding our presence is finding the key to creative change and to our own future.
Ken Wilber, author of A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality
Presence is remarkable in at least three ways. First, the authors work has extraordinary emotional, as well as intellectual impact; it continued to affect me long after my initial reading. Second, I found that the insights I gleaned from the work depended on what was happening around me. I suspect I will take away different messages each time I read it. Third, the authors somehow opened me to unexpected messages and opportunities in my own life. My reading of Presence coincided with many seemingly chance encounters that in very real and specific ways have been essential to my own work, helping me find new ways to connect with colleagues, customers, and the larger community.
Darcy Winslow, General Manager, Global Women s Footwear, Apparel, Equipment, Nike, Inc.