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Treading Lightly: The hidden wisdom of the world's oldest people by [Sveiby, Karl-Erik, Skuthorpe, Tex]
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This book may prove a tipping point' for many people...this is one of the most thought-provoking books I have read in the last few years.' Brian Henshall, Emeritus Professor of Management, University of Auckland."The book becomes a fascinating cross-cultural dialogue...a bold attempt to show the intelligence of Aboriginal culture and values and to also show how much the world's oldest living culture can teach us about the world we inhabit today'National Indigenous Times

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We are consuming more than our earth can provide. In Australia, cities and towns struggle to maintain a reliable water supply, climate change triggers droughts which devastate farmland, and fish stocks are running low. It is increasingly clear that we are heading towards collapse if we don't change direction.

Aboriginal people taught themselves thousands of years ago how to live sustainably in Australia's fragile landscape. A Scandinavian knowledge management professor meets an Aboriginal cultural custodian and dares to ask the simple but vital question: what can we learn from the traditional Aboriginal lifestyle to create a sustainable society in modern Australia?

Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe show how traditional Aboriginal stories and paintings were used to convey knowledge from one generation to the next, about the environment, law and relationships. They reveal the hidden art of four-level storytelling, and discuss how the stories, and the way they were used, formed the basis for a sustainable society. They also explain ecological farming methods, and how the Aboriginal style of leadership created resilient societies.

Treading Lightly takes us on a unique journey into traditional Aboriginal life and culture, and offers a powerful and original model for building sustainable organisations, communities and ecologies. It is a compelling message for today's world.

www.treadinglightly.sveiby.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3852 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (1 June 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N1JTFCQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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