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Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life by [Lee, James H.]
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"In this sweeping tour of social change in America, Jim Lee shows how we are starting to redefine work and play, buying and selling, education and retirement in a way that will ultimately save us from all the 'crises' that now threaten to doom us." -- Neil Howe, author, The Fourth Turning and Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation

"Jim Lee provides us with a highly engaging and readable account... His knack for storytelling makes this a difficult book to put down." -- Andy Hines, author of ConsumerShift: How Changing Values are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape

"...artfully takes the wide variety of disruptive changes coming at us from the future, and shows how the usual ways we respond may be redirected so as to live gracefully and well." -- Oliver Markley, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Studies of the Future, University of Houston-Clear Lake

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  • File Size: 397 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wasteland Press (May 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00816IU7U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,601,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read a lot of gloom and doom literature in relationto the future and this was a refreshing glimpse of the trends that people are creating to offset the structural changes in our economy, society, and environment.

This is an upbeat look at how we are a resilient people and we cope with whatever the winds of fortune blow our way.

Bravo Mr. Lee!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Author Lee takes the headlines, research, and conjecture about all that is negative and scary about the future, then deals with each, providing plausible solutions based on the natural resilience of humans.
Lee starts with "Gloom" (Chapter 1) and "Doom" (Chapter 2). The economy; the destruction of the middle class, disappearing jobs, and the number of people receiving government checks followed by the sickness of oceans and declining water supplies. Just some of the bad news we have been hearing, with lots more to come. But soon the author is warming up to his theme and his confidence in human resiliency. The ability of humans to take whatever adversity comes, and deal with it. And survive.
DIY, micro farms, and co-housing, are some of the approaches that Lee anticipates people will adopt deal with difficult time and issues, and the book goes on to consider many more plausibilities.
This is a book aimed at thoughtful individuals who are concerned about the future, particularly futures for themselves and their families. Lee offers a different, positive look at the future.
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Format: Paperback
This is a really good book. For those of us consumed by the here-and-now, the author takes us on a tour of the future--a future that is not definitely coming, but one that is visible on the horizon. The author presents a number of concepts, and the factual research provides a lot of original information to non-future-thinkers. This book will expand your horizons and give you some raw data to work with to frame how different component parts of life in the future move in directions that are either positive or negative--and how each component part of the future can move significantly in either direction. Thought provoking this book is. A recommended read.
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A fascinating look at the social changes that are sweeping our country and an intriguing discussion on how we can best adapt to them. Topics range from the job market to the shrinking middle class to the fragile nature of the environment. I found the sections on Homesteading and DIY particularly compelling--all the subjects are tackled with keen insight, an optimistic outlook and a wealth of research. The author provides helpful online resources so that readers can follow up on areas of interest. The writing style is smooth and engaging; this book is a terrific read and I highly recommend it.
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Jim Lee hits it out of the park with this book. He examines key trends that are creating changes in how we live and how we will live, and provides a highly probable scenario of what everyday life may very well look like. This book embodies what futures thinking is, and how powerful it can be. Highly recommended!
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