Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now

Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now : A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now

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In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities, and nations? In Walk Out Walk On, we invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walked on to create healthy and resilient communities. These Walk Outs who Walk On use their ingenuity and caring to figure out how to work with what they have to create what they need. From Mexico to India, from Columbus, Ohio to Johannesburg, South Africa, we discover that all communities have the intelligence and inventiveness to solve their seemingly insolvable problems. "We discovered a gift inside ourselves," one Brazilian said, "something that was already there."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1605097314
  • 9781605097312
  • 148,872

About Margaret J. Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley cofounded and led the Berkana Institute, a global foundation that partners with people developing healthy and resilient communities. Margaret is the author of five other books, including Leadership and the New Science and Perseverance.
Deborah Frieze succeeded her. Berkana partners with people developing healthy and resilient communities worldwide, many of whom are described in this book.
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Review quote

"If there is any hope for us, it lies in rediscovering and recreating community. Do not doubt this is possible. Read Walk Out Walk On and see for yourself--and see your self."
--Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline and coauthor of Presence and The Necessary Revolution

"Exuberant and galvanizing, this book takes us to where the future is happening--not in the corridors of power but at the grassroots where a 'trans-local' movement is unleashing human creativity and smarts."
--Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self

"This book gives insight and beauty to what is becoming the new, new world--an intimate journey with communities and citizens creating a future with their own hearts, hands, and relationships."
--Peter Block, author of Community and coauthor of The Abundant Community
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Table of contents

Our Invitation for How to Read this Book

Part I: Leaving Home
Walk Outs Who Walk On
Why We Visit These Communities
Your Hosts (The Authors)
Seven Healthy and Resilient Communities
The Role Walk Outs Play in Creating Change
Preparing to Leave Home
The Courage to Quest
A Few Questions For You
Packing For the Journey

Part II: Journeying
Mexico: From Scaling Up to Scaling Across
Brazil: From Power to Play
South Africa: From Problem to Place
Zimbabwe: From Efficiency to Resilience
India: From Transacting to Gifting
Greece: From Intervention to Friendship
United States: From Hero to Host

Part III: Returning Home
Will You Walk On?
Stepping On to the Invisible Path

Part IV: Reflections
Choosing to Act
We Never Know Who We Are
Credits and Sources
About the Authors
About Berkana
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