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Where on Earth Are We Going? Hardcover – April 23, 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Texere; 1 edition (April 23, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158799092X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587990922
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,577,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[T]he enigmatic Maurice Strong is preparing his legacy. -- The Toronto Star

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Where on Earth Are We Going?

From one of the most influential figures of our time - and one of the key players to straddle the conflicting worlds of business and the environment - a surprising call to action.

World hunger, ecological and environmental disaster, global warming, massive shifts in weather systems, the re-emergence of diseases long thought controlled, and political turmoil in a world where a barrel of water is more expensive than a barrel of oil. Such is the Report to the Shareholders, Earth Inc., dated January 1, 2030 that begins Where on Earth Are We Going? Millennium panic? No - this time the scenario is vividly painted by the home-grown legend whose venue is nothing less than the world stage, and whose players are the leaders of countries and the captains of industry.

Thoughtful, anecdotal, riveting, this is Maurice Strong's view as the consummate insider.

To explain how he came by his beliefs, he chronicles his poverty-stricken beginnings as a child in the prairies during the Depression to his appointment as President of Power Corporation at 29, his becoming Undersecretary of the United Nations at 40 and on the domestic front, Chairman of Ontario Hydro.

Hard-headed, practical, impassioned, this is a call to action by a key business and environmental player at the end of the 20th century that cannot be ignored and will be much debated. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 2001
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I read this book hoping that it would be about environmentalism. Instead it is an autobiography of the author. To make matters worse it is not even a good autobiography. While the author has had an interesting life and many diversified experiences in many fields the book doesn't read well. The author, for instance, will note that he took over a new position and he'll go on for pages and pages about who he hired and how competent they were. However in these pages of lavish praise he tells the reader little, if anything, substantive about what they (or he) were doing or accomplishing. This happened over and over through the book until about two thirds of the way through I just gave up reading it. On the positive side he does convey the distrust that the third world feels towards the western nations on environmental issues and discusses ways and bringing the two together. Unfortunately, the book has too many faults and too few virtues.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Lepley on September 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I've seen both excited and disappointed reviews of Mr. Strong's book; I came down in the middle reaching toward both reactions. The book is the account of a life lived and answers sought with seemingly boundless verve, skill, and fairmindedness. Is is also a book that frequently frustrates the reader by never fully delivering on any of the goals it seems to set for itself. It is first and foremost an autobiography, but noone will completely understand Strong's life from it: most notably he is, to put it mildly, elliptical about the end of his first marriage. That is none of our business, of course, but it does leave a considerable gap in the story. By contrast, he gives copious detail about his many professional associates and their interactions, so that the book is also something of a social register. It is wearying to follow this cavalcade of characters, but it is clearly a measure of how much Strong enjoys his fellow beings, including those who have been difficult for him. It is also, I expect, his sincere effort to acknowledge and thank the many people who toil with great talent and commitment in business, government, and nonprofits who seldom get the public recognition that celebrities and elected leaders get. The book was also, for this reader, a foray into the life of business--a world I rarely investigate--and the account of Strong's rescue and reform of Ontario Hydro actually makes big business sound like fun--and ethical too. But this is one of Strong's great gifts: to straddle business, government, and environmental advocacy, standing lifelong for integrating them, as we all collectively must in the years ahead. So, the book is also a primer on management and organizational reform.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Toth on November 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
Well I must say, this was an interesting read to say the least. To be qiute honest this book was not what I expected from reading the backcover. Much of the book seemed like an autobiograghpy( which isn't too bad since he has lived an intersting live) and the rest was on three main issues, Globalization, the Enviroment, and Politics. Though some of the book was a little dry I found the opening and the final few chapters to be very well done. This was an enlightening book which opens doors and makes you think "Where on earth are we going?" I would give this book 3 stars but I gave the extra star for the extremely interesting facts. This book also gives you a good feeling of the structure of the U.N. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in international political science, the U.N. or interesting theories to prevent the earths head on collision with dooms day via pollution. Check it out!!!
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