Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World's Oldest People

Author(s): Tex Skuthorpe; Karl-Erik Sveiby

Aboriginal Non Fiction



In this unique journey into traditional Aboriginal life and culture, a European business-management professor and an Aboriginal elder collaborate to create a powerful and original model that western societies can use to build environmentally sustainable organizations, communities, and ecologies based upon the same Aboriginal traditions that allowed the Aborigines to create sustainable societies in very fragile landscapes.


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This book may prove a tipping point' for many people...this is one of the most thought-provoking books I have read in the last few years.' Brian Henshall, Emeritus Professor of Management, University of Auckland."The book becomes a fascinating cross-cultural dialogue...a bold attempt to show the intelligence of Aboriginal culture and values and to also show how much the world's oldest living culture can teach us about the world we inhabit today'National Indigenous Times

Karl-Erik Sveiby is Professor of Knowledge Management at the Hanken Business School in Finland. He is also author of several successful volumes on business and management. Tex Skuthorpe is a painter, educator, and custodian of traditional laws and stories of the Nhunggal country in northern New South Wales.

Nhunggabarra StoriesPaintings by Tex SkuthorpeAcknowledgmentsTex's StoryIntroductionCh 1: In the Beginning Ch 2: The Country is a StoryCh 3: The Knowledge is in the StoryCh 4: Learning the Story: the Education SystemCh 5: Knowledge Economy Ch 6: Leadership: All Have a RoleCh 7: The Fourth LevelCh 8: The Spirit of Death Arrives Ch 9: The Nhunggabarra Recipe' for SustainabilityCh 10: Sustain our World!Yuwaalayaay/Yuwaalaraay GlossaryFurther Reading and Research NotesReferences and SourcesIndex

General Fields

  • : 9781741148749
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : May 2006
  • : 231mm X 153mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 305.89915
  • : 304
  • : illustrations, (some colour )
  • : Tex Skuthorpe; Karl-Erik Sveiby
  • : Paperback
  • : 1