The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guarani Cultural Confluence
An unprecedented experiment in progressive community-building may have once created that rarest of cultural treasures – a functional and stable utopia... ended only by outside pressures of conquest and exploitation.
This is a living parable for our changing world, now suffering from seemingly-intractable political, cultural and economic turmoil… and struggling to be born into a tenuous future on uncertain threads of hope and despair. Rapid introduction of technology, educational systems, health care systems and social order have succeeded before – balancing competition and consumption in a new kind of community – and might be made to work again as we seek to create our own "new economy."
In this startling synthesis, Mr. Satterlee brings together and introduces:
• historical records,
• the social theories of the Catholic Church,
• the management theories of Peter Drucker,
• the psycho-social theories of Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics Integral, and
• the economics ideas of William Lewis and the McKinsey Global Institute on “the power of productivity.”
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