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The New Way to Wealth: Doing More with Less

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Praise forDoing More With Less

"Bruce Piasecki redefines what winning looks like for all of us."

GERALD BRESNICK, Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Social Responsibility, Hess

"Bruce Piasecki has created a book about discovering and maintaining wealth that, in fact, redefines wealth itself to include much more than mere numbers in a bank account."

JAY PARINI, bestselling author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.

"Bruce Piasecki is one of the few thinkers really upping the ante for leaders in business and society."

JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER, bestselling author of The Long Emergency and The Geography of Nowhere

"Bruce Piasecki offers new grounds for hope in this century, as he elevates the roles of competition, innovation, and stewardship in our lives."

BARBARA KASS, author and teacher

"Bruce Piasecki's latest work artfully blends the practical with the profound. Piasecki teaches us now that frugality is not only a personal virtue but a dire necessity in a world filled with 7 billion souls."

DEMETRI CHRISS, Senior Development Officer–North America, Anatolia College

"Bruce Piasecki has a unique global perspective. He weaves powerful anecdotes and adroit business analysis to explain how our modern times work at its very core."

EROL USER, President and CEO, User Corporation, Istanbul, Turkey

"Piasecki is a prose master who inspires with information, persuasion, and delight, giving us informed glimpses of a poetry in our near future."

HADASSAH BROSCOVA, founder and Editor in Chief of Carpe Articulum Journal and Foundation

"This new book captures the humility and moral insights of Bruce Piasecki, whose life has been shaped by up-close encounters with an amazing range of governments and corporations."

DAVID WILLIAM GIBBONS, broadcaster of In Discussion, syndicated worldwide at the Gateway Media Group

"Read this book and grow."

GORDON LAMBERT, Vice President of Sustainability, Suncor Energy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword
    1. Gaining Ground
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Competition and the Tangle of Social Needs
    1. Another Way to Wealth
    2. A Faith in Our Future
    3. A Practice in Joy and Satisfaction
    4. The Magic of Principles
    5. This Is the You Century
    6. Our Homage to Benjamin Franklin
    7. Coda
  7. Part I: Competition and the Tangle of Social Needs
    1. Chapter 1: In the Company of Knuckleheads
      1. What We Forget in Excess
      2. A Gift Available to Youth
      3. Achieving Results
      4. Why Should We Dig Deeper Than “Good to Great“?
      5. In the Company of Knuckleheads
      6. The Supernormal Knucklehead
      7. Extreme Sports, Extreme Business Attitudes
      8. From Good to Great to Extreme
      9. Our Prime Example
      10. Walking Home to Wealth
    2. Chapter 2: Scarcity and Creativity
      1. A Case in Point
      2. Well Beyond the Mean
      3. Social Capital Is Scarce and Priceless
      4. A Declaration of Interdependence
      5. Finding Loyalty
      6. Losing Ground
      7. The Purpose of Money
  8. Part II: Unstoppable Frugality
    1. Chapter 3: The Art of Competitive Frugality
      1. Money and Rules and the Health of People
      2. The Near Future Is Near
      3. Rules Regarding the Near Future
      4. The Path Forward Is Together
      5. How These New Rules Constitute Higher Facts
      6. The Higher Facts of Health Care
      7. Who Runs the World, If Not Nation-States?
      8. If Thought Ran This Zoo
      9. A Zookeeper’s Retrospect
    2. Chapter 4: Doing More with Less
      1. Fast-Forward
      2. A Reflection upon Reflection
      3. Reasons on Top of Reflections
      4. A Little Bird Called Fate
      5. A Stranger in Paradise
      6. The Financial Page on Start-Ups
      7. When Money Makes Money
      8. Beyond the Founder Syndrome
      9. A Life Story
      10. Telling the Truth
      11. A Man Holding Balloons
      12. Today’s More Dangerous World
      13. Relating Different Lives
      14. War and Want, Freedom and Peace
      15. Uprisings Today and Tomorrow
      16. The Value in Stoic Restraint
      17. Coda
  9. Part III: Near the Future
    1. Chapter 5: An Idler in the City
      1. Looking Back—and Looking Ahead
      2. Surprise, Surprise: Solutions in Competitive Frugality
      3. Megacompanies Sculpting Megacities
      4. Corporate Culture and Megacities
      5. The Truth about Global Corporations
      6. Capitalism Today and Tomorrow
      7. The Crossroads to Motivated Thinking
      8. So Human an Animal
      9. Going Back to the School of Social Leadership
      10. Coda
      11. Today, Tomorrow, Megacities
      12. Summary in Terms of Social Response Capitalism
      13. New Grounds for Hope
    2. Chapter 6: Another Day Will Tell
      1. The Element of Surprise
      2. Coming Home with Ben Franklin
      3. A Final Hint
  10. About the Author
  11. Also by Bruce Piasecki
  12. Index
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