Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Dr. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler – Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. In Abundance, a space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer and award-winning science writer document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, synthetic biology, and many other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous two hundred years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp and if all you have is less than 2 minutes check out this video.
Sustainability is for Everyone is a new little book written by Alan AtKisson, author of the sustainability bestseller Believing Cassandra and the widely used professional guide The Sustainability Transformation. In just 49 pages, Sustainability is for Everyone helps you “lift your thoughts above the fray” and discover new ways to think about, and to communicate, sustainability.
Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy by Jigar Shah – The reason for this book is to make the case that the solar industry has become a $100-billion industry because it was designed and structured by entrepreneurs that used mainstream investors not impact investors. This truth, about the role of impact investors in unlocking climate change solutions, could prevent approximately $10 trillion of mainstream capital from streaming into these solutions. There is a false choice often being made between high impact and high returns. We can have both. In fact, we must achieve both to achieve scale and unlock the greatest wealth creation opportunity of our time.
- Life Rules by Ellen Laconte – This sobering yet essentially optimistic manifesto is required reading for anyone concerned about our ability to live within Earth's means. A powerful tool for community transition and cultural transformation, Life Rules offers a solution to our global challenges that is at once authentically hopeful, deeply inspiring, and profoundly liberating.