Regenerative Leadership

Regenerative LeadershiBy Laura Storm and Giles Hutchins

Regenerative leadership and the online learning journey that I did with Laura Storm – changed my life, I was trying on looking at how to apply permaculture values to business structures when the Cambridge mentor that I was talking with said right you have to read this book.. and it was the answer to all of my questions about how to create living systems in a business structure. I chose to do that in my industry of fashion and the niche here of working with small hives – but this works of course for industry, corporates, governments and community based systems.

The book gathers together and makes clear the various work done by many amazing players in living systems and whole systems thinking, such as the great Donnella Meadows, Daniel Christian Whal, Otto Scharmer, Charles Eisenstein,and the original work of William McDonough & Michael Braungart.

It changed my view on how to build a business, that it doesn’t have to be about one person winning and others loosing in a degenerative way – as it is in our current economic system.  I was able to play and work with applying a balance throughout society. It isn’t that we have to become communists to do this, we can create structures that resemble nature, in nature there is always a balance, it is living and breathing.  As we see in climate change when you upset the balance of an ecosystem injustice and suffering occur.

The book shows us that we can look to reconnect to nature, each other and what we create inside of this re-connection in such a beautiful and powerful way.  It gave me real inspiration and so I started to create my own ecosystem with its principles.

So, if you want to learn more – grab a copy of this – it is AMAZING. 

Rachel Sheila Kan

Sustainability professional in the fashion industry

Founder of Circular Earth and The Ecosystem Incubator (fashion in living systems)

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Pause Stop Reset

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Pause Stop Reset

Pause Stop Reset™ is an incredible book.

Pause Stop Reset™ is the must read manual for entrepreneurs, business owners and everyone that wants to thrive over the next decade and beyond.

It was written by the award winning author, business man and philanthropist Simon Hedley (You can learn more about Simon here www.SimonHedley.com)

Simon has brought together a lot of the insights, distinctions and key wisdom that he’s learnt through experience and through working with some of the most creative and insightful minds of our times.

This is a very subtle and powerful book and one you’ll want to revisit.

We were very lucky to attend the prelaunch of the book in London at an amazing venue, where we got to meet Simon and some of his mentees and partners and were truly blown away.

Make sure to click through to the site to be in for a chance to win a 1-1 mentoring session with Simon and also to be part of what looks set to be an incredible movement of people that get this content and apply it.

Ask Gary Vee

Ask Gary Vee

The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.

Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

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Review by SimonHedley | The Strategic Alchemist

I’ve got to know Gary over the decade. I’ve seen him sharing, growing and learning.. And more than that helping. His #AskGaryVee work is a massive step forward both those in the corporate space looking to make the step outside and into the faster waters of modern entrepreneurship and social influence, and also those looking to free themselves from the distraction rich world of the guru cult snake oil training space.

I come from a background of business, banking and entrepreneurship. I also know there is more to life than just making money.

Why I’m writing this is in the last few days, I met with Gary live in London and watched him being present and talking to hundreds of people who came and asked Gary V. There was no ego, there was no security, there was a man who was and is deeply passionate about 1) being authentic 2) cutting through the BS 3) walking his talk.

He wouldn’t have done that for the money or to sell some books. He actually 100% deeply cares. Meet him, shake his hand and get behind the “noise” of @askgaryvee

We also run a charity , and we’ve given his previous books – jab jab jab hook, and shared his content and it’s made a difference to a lot of people. So far early days.. But the same here ..

If you want to see why 300+ people came at a few hours notice after a simple post on Instagram and snapchat.. Read this book.

And remember all it takes is one simple idea, implemented to make the difference.

This book will give you more than one..

There are fewer people right now I would recommend you read if you wanted a fresh mindset and fresh take – based on tried and tested logic

Gary is someone that is walking the talk of being a growth mechanic and I know because I am too. This is not noise or gambling. This is work. And he’s loyal to what he knows works.

He’s also willing to admit – I was wrong and learn and move forward.

Read the book, apply what you learn, and hopefully I’ll be learning and partnering and buying from you soon too.

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Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926.

This book is one of those that you’ll discover has been read by more of the people you’ll see producing results, mentoring and influencing than you’d expect.

It’s the simple idea that makes the big difference, and the simple ideas contained in these short stories are definitely useful.

If’ you’re looking to expand your wealth and influence, this book needs to be on your reading list.

 

 

 

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

I’d heard of this but then started seeing references to it “everywhere” – a sure sign it was time to read it! I couldn’t put it down and allowed myself the luxury of reading and being inspired for hours.

I was aware of the concept of being in our Zone of Genius and of course in my mentoring/coaching I spend much time working with clients on “limiting beliefs” but the way Gay Hendricks explains the 4 – yes, just 4 – Upper Limit Problems that prevent us living a life of abundance, love and success really resonated and I could see that one was still in play after all these years and $s spent on personal & spiritual development.

In the process of reading – combined with listening to Denise Duffield-Thomas (author of Get Rich Lucky Bitch) – I came up with a complete new business model that truly has me in my Zone of Genius and encapsulates everything I love, have done, learnt and aspire to thus far.

If you have a knowing that you can be more, do more and have more but feel as though you are operating with a limiter in place read this book.

 

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Shibumi, by Trevanian

Shibumi, by Trevanian

I was asked to read this book by a mentor of mine and at first I really couldn’t get into it.

It is a deep and profound story highlighting the massive difference in culture between Japan and the West, especially American. Reading it I felt a great admiration for the attention to detail, sophistication and subtlety of the Japanese culture and something bordering on disgust for the crassness of the American ways – but that is how it is written and how we are “supposed” to feel I’m sure.

Some of it I felt went on for too long, for example some of the cave passages but one chapter in particular I found fascinating with many deep insights into nature, culture and character – the chapter with Monsieur de Lhandes. In fact this chapter was a real highlight of the book for me… and I love this quote “one of the difficult things for egocentric Man to face is that he is a minor character in every biography but his own” – which is of course why people worry unnecessarily about what people think of them because the reality is they probably aren’t thinking about them at all they are too self obsessed!

I can see that paying acute attention to subtlety, detail, attaining perfection for its own sake is possibly true mastery and that honour can be an elusive but prized attribute. But as a generalist rather than a specialist I found the fixations to be bordering on obsessions which appear to lead more to agony and heartbreak than to contentment and joy and as such it left me moved but questioning and wanting something different.

 

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Second Chance by Robert Kiyosaki

Second Chance

By Robert Kiyosaki

I was recommended to read this by a friend who has taken part in coaching with the Rich Dad team. She told me it would give me a whole new perspective on assets and the current state of finance, economics and the world stage. It did.

Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and many others) explains – in an easily read way – how finances, education, politics are all controlled by the very wealthy to further benefit them BUT far from being “rich bashing” it demonstrates how to think differently, how to act as the wealthy do and how to learn the art of true success and true wealth.

Forewarned is fore armed and Robert’s forecasting of another crash, bigger than ever before, in or around 2016 (which he made in 2002) and which was influenced by the work of Bucky Buckminster Fuller flags up what we can do to attempt to avert this individually and globally.

His wisdom on different types of intelligence and the evident necessity for a different kind of education, which isn’t still firmly rooted in the Industrial Age, rings so true that you wonder why this isn’t our reality…but he shares his insights on what is holding the change back too.

If you think you need to get out of debt, think again. If you think you need savings, forget it. If you believe stocks and shares will provide for your old age, start to question it…quickly. For a fresh and insightful view of true assets, real cashflow and abundance read this book.

By Karen Kennaby

How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime

How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime

By Barbara De Angelis

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Everyone who is in a relationship strives for it to be ‘perfect’, however no one has really taught the world how.  Barbara De Angelis does know the answers to a happy, passionate relationship and explains it all in ‘Making Love Every Moment’.HTMLATTRTCYL

Barbara is  internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on human relations and personal growth, and imparts all her knowledge and wisdom about relationships in a simple and easy to understand format.

The book shows you how to manage your emotions easily and Barbara gives you practical tools to do so.

Regardless of if you’re already in a relationship, looking for one, or just having a rough journey, this books will in no doubt open you up to some interesting ideas.