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Praise for the Books

All four books, Future Fit, The Illusion of SeparationThe Nature of Business and Regenerative Leadership have been blessed with great praise and endorsements from a wide range of people in business and beyond.  Here is a sample of some of that praise:

Future Fit:

 ‘Many books call for new ways of thinking for modern leaders but until Future Fit none have provided such wise, well researched and practical approaches to guide leaders facing deeply complex challenges. In this compelling workbook Giles Hutchins is at the forefront of synthesizing new logics for business with the natural rhythms of life and the human mind that will revolutionize business. Future Fit is a must-read for every leader who wants to continue being successful or to move beyond what currently feels like impossible challenges. As an experienced Chief Executive I cannot recommend this powerful work highly enough.’ Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Former Chief Executive of 157 Group, Centre for Excellence in Leadership UK, and ranked one of the UK’s most influential people in Debretts 2015 List.

‘Future Fit is a masterpiece of synthesis weaving together the emergent strands of wisdom from others with the author’s own extraordinary insights. This is a must-read for any business seeking answers to a deep inner sense that something different is needed for them and their organization to stay relevant in the 21st century.’  Mark Drewell, Senior Partner, The ForeSight Group, co-founder and former CEO of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

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‘Future Fit is prescient and practical. It describes the future as it can and should be, by drawing on a breadth of knowledge rarely seen in business books. It also makes big, abstract ideas more concrete, by offering examples and advice. This book will help managers navigate a complex world for a more sustainable world. Giles Hutchins is one of the most broad-reaching, forward thinking writers in business.’ Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, Ivey Business School

‘We see an emerging trend of moving from a mechanistic view of business to an organic, living organization framework, and Future Fit goes right to the heart of it. Packed full with practical insights to help activate and catalyze this transformation, this is a brilliant book that will help you wrap your head around the shifting paradigm at the vanguard of future business. Read it!’ Norman Wolfe, CEO of Quantum Leaders and author of The Living Organization

‘Hutchins offers lifesaving radical surgery for humanity and the business world. With breath-taking flair, he dismantles illusions and articulates a bold and sophisticated vision of organizational sanity.’ Dr Malcolm Parlett, author of Future Sense, Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence for a World That’s Waking Up.

Future Fit is like an encyclopaedia of anecdotes, practical exercises, reflective questions and real life examples set in a very uplifting context to prepare us for the time to come…This book appeals and adds value to all aspects of my life; it will now be my first point of reference for all my personal and professional interventions.’ Darshita Gillies, Coach, Consultant, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Blu Dot

‘A treasure-trove of approaches, methods, models and living examples of ways of creating the regenerative organization of the future.’ Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School and author of Leadership Team Coaching and many other books

‘If you are one of today’s leaders who feels the pull toward shaping our emerging future for a better humanity, this book will be your guide.’ Gina Hayden, Co-Founder of the Global Centre for Conscious Leadership

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

Regenerative Leadership

“This is the must read book of 2019. I couldn’t put it down. The clarity, inspiration, synergy and wisdom of this book is breath-taking” Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, former Chief Executive  of 157 Group, Centre for Excellence in Leadership

“The world is changing fast and organizations are not keeping up with the pace of transformation.  This book invites leaders to catalyze the necessary regeneration to not just catch up, but to lead the world into the 21st century.” Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC 2010-2016

“This book is full of wisdom and determination! A book that will inspire leaders to pave the way towards practices in harmony with our inner nature and the ecosystems we depend on.  Just what we need to succeed in the 21st Century.” Tim Flannery, scientists & author of Weather Makers, Here on Earth


“Giles and Laura bring their vast experience and deep wisdom to create an evolutionary blueprint for a sustainable future for business, people and the planet”  Richard Barrett, President of the Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values

 “Storm and Hutchins confront the challenge of redesigning the world to deliver a sustainable future with vision, energy, and creativity.” Dan Esty, environmental Lawyer & Policymaker, author of best-selling Green to Gold

“A must read for anyone who wants to shape a regenerative organization.” Jean-Claude Pierre, CEO Scott Bader

“Seeking inspiration in the natural world, the principles in Regenerative Leadership provide a framework for a more inspired path forward in business and life.”  Ryan Gellert, CEO EMEA Patagonia

“Hutchins’ and Storm’s Regenerative Leadership shines a bright light on one of the most critical, and least understood capacities required of anyone and any institution seeking to work regeneratively – understanding and living into the three-fold dynamics of what the book calls the DNA of regenerative leadership.” Pamela Mang, co-founder of Regenesis and co-author of Regenerative Development and Design.

‘Hutchins and Storm demonstrate that they are clearly at the forefront of a new leadership paradigm that maps an emerging model for sustainable organization in any institution that wishes to thrive. Regenerative Leadership is built upon developing awareness of self and system that embraces the wisdom of Nature alongside creative human consciousness.” Kingsley L. Dennis, The Sacred Revival – Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age

“This book succinctly brings together the importance business leaders have in redefining and supporting their organisations and communities to do more good.” Nigel Stansfield, President of Interface EAAA


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