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Praise for the Books

Both the award winning book ‘The Nature of Business’ and the second book ‘The Illusion of Separation’ (out October 2014) have been blessed with great praise and endorsements from a wide range of people in business and higher education.  Here is a sample of some of that praise:

The Nature of Business:

In times, when business leaders are struggling with volatility and uncertainty about the future of their organizations, Giles Hutchins lays out a path for transformational change… The Nature of Business is not just a very entertaining read, but also a redoubtable sparring partner. A must read for everyone involved in the business of the future…. and aren’t we all? Mick Bremans, Chairman, Ecover

For organizational leaders, The Nature of Business represents a compelling invitation and a comprehensive map for the journey not only toward sustainability but toward ‘thrivability’. Thoroughly researched, with bite-sized but powerful case studies sprinkled throughout, it sparks insights and ideas at every turn.  For the survival of our species, my greatest hope is that leaders everywhere will embark on the journey Giles describes in this important book. Michelle Holliday, Principal of Cambium Consulting and author of Humanity 4.0

A timely, paradigm-shifting book, reframing how business can thrive in the challenging times ahead whilst being a force for good….  This is a brave book and a must read for those seeking to make positive change happen in business and beyond. Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and Co-Author of Natural Capitalism

This book not only brings together the current best practice and analysis of transformational business, but also seeks to find solutions. Giles has for many years been an innovative thinker based squarely in business and this book demonstrates that thought leadership; the book leaves me thinking much more clearly and feeling inspired to transform. Paul Drukman, CEO of The International Integrated Reporting Council

This book beautifully maps the transformative journey for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders. Dr. Monika Winn, Business Strategy and Sustainability Director, Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation, University of Victoria, Canada

 Simply the best new book on business and management in many years!  Hazel Henderson, President of Ethical Markets Media and author of Building A Win-Win World


The Illusion of Separation:

‘A treasure of a book that I will share widely; brilliantly written to uncover the truth about who we are and what we’ve done as a species. Should an intelligent extra-terrestrial arrive one day to ask, “what happened?”, this insightful tour de force might well be the best guide available today.’  Chris Laszlo, PhD, author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business

‘This is a powerful and timely work that asks the most important question of all… Have we evolved from Homo sapiens sapiens (so good we named ourselves twice) into Homo Hubris – the ape that lost its nature.’  Tim Smit, KBE, founder of The Eden Project

 `This is a well-expressed book on a fearfully important topic. Read it!’ Mary Midgley, Honorary PhD, author of Are you an Illusion?

‘As the world cries out for the shift in perception we know is needed, this is a positive response to the deep seated crisis we face… As this book so ably demonstrates, it is our task is to make the turning possible.  The brilliance of it is that it explains how.’ Ian Skelly, broadcaster and writer, co-author of Harmony by HRH The Prince of Walesprogression12

‘Giles Hutchins takes us on an amazing tour de force, the intellectual tour of our lives. With ease and incredible clarity, he reveals simultaneously the history and the philosophy and the implications of the dire plight Earth is now within…. Never before, that I know of, has the choice of life, true life, or the path of degradation been put before us with such clear equanimity.’ Robert Sardello, Ph.D, author of Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth.

‘In this wonderful book, Giles Hutchins helps us to understand the cultural roots of the current crisis and suggests modes of leadership that can help us to  find a more fruitful relationship with nature.  Well written, well researched and full of insight, this book will open your heart and mind to a deeper way of being in the world.’ Stephan Harding, Head of Holistic Science, Schumacher College, author of Animate Earth


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