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Proposals – Ideas for guidance

Brown, Lester (2009). Plan B 4.0. Mobilizing to Save Civilization. New York: Norton. download pdf (free).

  1. documentary by PBS: watch here.

Brown, Lester (2011). World on the Edge. How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse. New York: Norton. download pdf (free).

Rifkin, Jeremy (2011). The Third Industrial Revolution. How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, The Economy, And The World. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. on amazon.
Interview (27 min.). Animation on the Empathic Civilization (11 min.).

Rifkin, Jeremy (2009). The Empathic Civilization. New York: Tarcher/Penguin. (abstract).

Lyubomirsky, Sonja (2007). The How of Happiness: A Practical Guide to Getting The Life You Want. London: Sphere. (abstract)

Gene Sharp (1993). From Dictatorship to Democracy. Bankok: Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma. Online or pdf (4th US edition, 2010).

Robinson, Ken (2009). The Element. How finding your passion changes everything. New York: Penguin.
Animated TED-talk on changing education paradigms (12 min.)
Tex Gunning (2011). Value Based Education. NIVOZ-lecture 13 October 2011. PDF (Dutch).
On Value-based Education:


Victims of the Crisis (who pay)

Human Impact Report (2009).

Sirimanne (2009). The gender perspectives of the financial crisis. Paper written for the Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-third session New York, 2 – 13 March 2009. download.

Bauman, Zygmunt (2011). Collateral Damage. Cambridge: Polity.

Collier, Paul (2007). The Bottom Billion. Why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it. Oxford: Oxford University Press


Diamond, Jared (1997). Guns, Germs and Steel. New York: Norton

Judt, Tony (2010). Ill Fares The Land. London: Penguin.

Wilkinson and Pickett (2010). The Spirit Level. Why Equality is Better for Everyone. London: Penguin.

Financial crisis (2008) explained

The Inside Job. Documentary. Sony Classics / Ferguson 2010. download transcript.


Martenson, Chris (2011). The Crash Course – The Unsustainable Future of our Economy, Energy and Environment. New Jersey: Wiley.


Magnus, George (2009). The Age of Aging – How Demographics are Changing the Global Economy and our World. New Jersey: Wiley.

Pogge, Thomas (2002). World Poverty and Human Rights. Cambridge: Polity.

Hessel, Stephane (2010). Indignez-Vous! Montpellier: Indigène éditions.

Taleb, Nassim (2007). The Black Swan. The Impact of the Highly Improbable. London: Penguin.

Klein, Naomi (2007). The Shock Doctrine – The rise of Disaster Capitalism. London: Pengiun.

Frankl, Viktor E. (1946). Man’s search for Meaning. Original published as Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager. Wenen: Verlag für Jugend und Volk.

Zizek, Slavoj (2011). Living in The End Times. London: Verso.

Dostoevski, Fjodor. Crime and Punishment. (link to online English version)

Big Picture analysis

Ashcroft, Ross (2011). The Four Horsemen. Documentary. (website).

Egmond, Klaas van (2011). Een vorm van Beschaving. Zeist: Christofoor. (abstract – in Dutch)

Diamond, Jared (2005). Collapse. How societies choose to fail or survive. London: Penguin.

Metanexus. Institute focused on big and connected thinking. Company striving to collect knowledge connecting the dots.; bigger picture analysis starting from oil depletion.

Big History of life and the Universe by Harvard prof. Eric Chaisson. 

Ecosystem, biodiversity, climate and ecosystemic tipping points

Hansen – Tipping Point (in Dutch)

Systems Philosophy (philo ~ love , sophia ~ wisdom)

Schumacher, E.F. (1977). A Guide for the Perplexed. New York: Harper and Row. Wikipedia. Abstract.

Bateson, Gregory (1979). Mind and Nature. A Necessary Unity. New York: E.P. Dutton. Documentary ‘An Ecology of Mind’ made by his daughter.

Renewable Energy

Prices of solar voltaic panels:

How solar will outprice coal in about two years:

The Arts

Johnstone, Keith (1979). Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre (1st ed.). Faber and Faber.