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Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth

Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth

Bruce Piasecki

ISBN: 978-1-118-17215-5

Mar 2012

208 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Praise for Doing 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. I have posted numerous radio shows on the life and work of Bruce Piasecki. They all are inspirational like this must-read book.

—DAVID WILLIAM GIBBONS, broadcaster of In Discussion, syndicated worldwide at DG Networks

Read this book and grow.

—GORDON LAMBERT, Vice President of Sustainability, Suncor Energy

Foreword Gene Miller vii

Acknowledgments xvii

Competition and the Tangle of Social Needs: A Preamble 1

Part I Competition and the Tangle of Social Needs 19

Chapter 1 In the Company of Knuckleheads 21

Chapter 2 Scarcity and Creativity 43

Part II Unstoppable Frugality 63

Chapter 3 The Art of Competitive Frugality 65

Chapter 4 Doing More with Less: An Essay on Freedom and Fate 85

Part III Near the Future 115

Chapter 5 An Idler in the City: Capitalism Is Where We Live 117

Chapter 6 Another Day Will Tell 149

About the Author 159

Also by Bruce Piasecki 161

Index 163