Pro Truth
Title Pro Truth PDF eBook
Author Gleb Tsipursky
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 299
Release 2020-05-29
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1789044006

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How can we turn back the tide of post-truth politics, fake news, and misinformation that is damaging our democracy? First, by empowering citizens to recognize and resist political lies and deceptions: Using cutting-edge neuroscience research, we show you the tricks post-truth politicians use to exploit our mental blindspots and cognitive biases. We then share with you strategies to protect yourself and others from these threats. Second, by addressing the damage caused by the spread of fake news on social media: We provide you with effective techniques for fighting digital misinformation. Third, by exerting pressure on politicians, media, and other public figures: Doing so involves creating new incentives for telling the truth, new penalties for lying, and new ways of communicating across the partisan divide. To put this plan into action requires the rise of a Pro-Truth Movement - a movement which has already begun, and is making a tangible impact. If you believe truth matters, and want to protect our democracy, please read this book, and join us. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky and Tim Ward have teamed up to help citizens learn to protect themselves from lies, and empower them to put truth back into politics.



Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Title Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic PDF eBook
Author Gleb Tsipursky
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 119
Release 2020-05-08
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1789046769

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COVID-19 has demonstrated clearly that businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and governments are terrible at dealing effectively with large-scale disasters that take the form of slow-moving train-wrecks. Using cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics on dangerous judgement errors (cognitive biases), this book first explains why we respond so poorly to slow-moving, high-impact, and long-term crises. Next, the book shares research-based strategies for how organizations and individuals can adapt effectively to the new abnormal of the COVID-19 pandemic and similar disasters. Finally, it shows how to develop an effective strategic plan and make the best major decisions in the context of the uncertainty and ambiguity brought about by COVID-19 and other slow-moving large-scale catastrophes. Gleb Tsipursky combines research-based strategies with real-life stories from his business and nonprofit clients as they adapt to the pandemic. The "Resilience Series" is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.



Resilience: Virtually Speaking
Title Resilience: Virtually Speaking PDF eBook
Author Tim Ward
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 101
Release 2020-05-08
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1789046742

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To adapt to a world where you can't meet face to face, with no air travel, conferences cancelled and teams working from home, leaders, experts, managers and professionals all need to master the skills of virtual communication. Written by the authors of The Master Communicator’s Handbook, this book tells you how to create impact with your on-screen presence, use powerful language to motivate listening, and design compelling visuals. You will also learn techniques to prevent your audience from losing attention, to keep them engaged from start to finish, and to create a lasting impact. The "Resilience Series" is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.



Feeding Each Other
Title Feeding Each Other PDF eBook
Author Michelle Auerbach
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 228
Release 2023-04-28
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1803414898

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'The global food system is sick, and almost everyone knows it. But this bold, big-hearted book doesn't stop at diagnosing the problem―though it does that incisively and with style. If a just, more joyous future is possible, it begins with the ideas in this book.' Joe Fassler, food and environmental journalist and author of Light the Dark Food does much more than fuel our bodies. Food helps us express care, create culture, and connect. But while food today might feed some of us, the growing, producing, packaging, and distributing is also killing us. Trying to ‘feed the world' is accelerating the collapse of environmental, economic, and social structures. The current “solutions” aren't working. By blending research, insights from diverse thinkers, and lived experience, food systems educator Nicole Civita and story justice activist Michelle Auerbach make sense of sustenance. They demonstrate that our lives depend on the relationships we make with and through food, and make the case for a much-needed cultural shift in the way we approach food.



A Global Playbook for the Next Pandemic
Title A Global Playbook for the Next Pandemic PDF eBook
Author Anne Kabagambe
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 85
Release 2020-10-30
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1789047609

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The health and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 has revealed that most countries’ national health systems are inadequate to cope with pandemics. These are global challenges that call for global responses. At the heart of this book is a bold new proposal to create a global pandemic playbook that can be quickly deployed when the next pandemic strikes. Countries and their experts must collaborate to create early warning systems, preparedness, prevention, responses and containment. But who should pay the cost? Anne Kabagambe, a former Executive Board director for the World Bank Group, explores the options, and argues that to fail to learn from COVID-19 and neglect to create a global playbook now would cost far more when the next pandemic strikes.



A Chicken Can’t Lay a Duck Egg
Title A Chicken Can’t Lay a Duck Egg PDF eBook
Author Graeme Maxton
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 117
Release 2020-10-30
Genre Science
ISBN 1789047625

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Vast swathes of the current economic system have to be dismantled to secure humanity’s future. Until recently that was thought impossible. Covid-19 proves this wrong. It is possible to shut polluting businesses overnight and pay people during a transition. Because Covid-19 has done half the job for us, a sustainable future is finally within our grasp. This book explains how societies can embrace this unique chance to build a future where people live with decency, and in balance with nature.



Scene Change
Title Scene Change PDF eBook
Author Alan Harrison
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Pages 208
Release 2024-01-26
Genre Art
ISBN 1803414472

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'Alan is a visionary who believes that theatre changes lives for the better, and who creates teams who make sure that it does.' Russell Willis Taylor, Former CEO, National Arts Strategies Nonprofit arts organizations have to place nonprofit ahead of arts in order to thrive in these pre-post-pandemic days. Most currently don’t. Scene change is a phrase tied to the arts when discussing a literal change from one scene in a play to another, eliciting a new time, place, and situation. Here, however, it refers to actions made at this pivotal moment within the entire sector, where the rules that went into play over half a century ago can no longer apply for the arts to serve their nonprofit purpose. That charitable purpose – to help those who need the help – cannot exist in an environment of privilege, exclusivity, and the subjective concept of excellence. Excellence does not put food on a hungry person’s table, if they even have a table. In his brilliantly unpretentious, snarky, and hilarious style, Alan Harrison pulls no punches. He identifies and addresses elitism, defines and defuses toxicity, and provides outlines for success, including a hopeful prediction for the future. This book also provides context for the pinball journeys of a 30-year adventure, leading nonprofit arts organizations in America – warts and all.