Doughnut Economics is the Futures Book Club featured read for October!

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist – by Kate Raworth

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies the seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray – from selling us the myth of ‘rational economic man’ to obsessing over growth at all costs – and offers instead an alternative roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. Ambitious, radical and provocative, she offers a new cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century. 




There is so much passion and energy surrounding this book, and it is a warmly welcomed addition to the Club’s collection of books that prompt us to envision how the world could be made differently.

New reads stick around a while. This book will be discussed in November, January & February.

There’s still time to get involved with recently featured books

The Manual of Design Fiction by Julian Bleecker, Nick Foster, Fabien Girardin & Nicolas Nova

The definitive book on design fiction from the originators of the practice, providing a compelling mindset and toolkit for any person or organization grappling with the future and its implications.

Upcoming discussions: October, early November, late November

Thinking About the Future by Andy Hines & Peter Bishop

Thinking about the Future distills the expertise of three dozen senior foresight professionals into a set of essential guidelines for carrying out successful strategic foresight. Presented in a highly scannable yet personable style, each guideline includes an explanation and rationale, key steps, a case example, and resources for further study.

Upcoming discussions: October and November

An Incomplete Guide to the Future by Willis Harman

The industrialised world is undergoing a metamorphosis to a transindustrial society, of which the essential characteristics can already be discerned. We may be the first society in history to be able to identify such a fundamental transformation while it is yet in process – and so to act to reduce the social disruption that accompanies it… We are in the early stages, [Harman] believes, of a change much more far-reaching than the Industrial Revolution. It is a metamorphosis that will transform every institution, every profession, every aspect of modern society.

Upcoming discussions: October





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