Holistic Management A New Framework for Decision Making

ISBN-10: 155963488X

ISBN-13: 9781559634885

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

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Description: Allan Savory has developed a revolutionary approach to decision making and management. His theory of holistic management considers humans, their economics, and the environment as inseparable.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Changing the Way We Make Decisions
Four Key Insights
The Power of Paradigms
The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Viewing Environments a Whole New Way
The Predator-Prey Connection
Timing Is Everything
A New Framework for Management and Decision Making
The Power Lies in the Holistic Goal
Defining the Whole: What Are You Managing?
Forming a Holistic Goal: What Is It You Really Want?
Developing a Sense of Ownership: Are You Sure That's What You Really Want?
The Ecosystem That Sustains Us All
The Four Fundamental Processes That Drive Our Ecosystem
Water Cycle: The Circulation of Civilization's Life Blood
Community Dynamics: The Ever-Changing Patterns in the Development of Living Communities
Mineral Cycle: The Circulation of Life-Sustaining Nutrients
Energy Flow: The Flow of Fuel That Animates All Life
The Tools We Use to Manage Our Ecosystem
From Stone Age Spears to Genetic Engineering
Money and Labor: One or Both of These Tools Is Always Required
Human Creativity: Key to Using All Tools Effectively
Fire: The Most Ancient Tool
Rest: The Most Misunderstood Tool
Grazing: The Most Abused Tool
Animal Impact: The Least Used Tool
Living Organisms: The Most Complex Tool
Technology: The Most Used Tool
Testing Your Decisions
Making Economically, Environmentally, and Socially Sound Decisions
Cause and Effect: Stop the Blows to Your Head Before You Take the Aspirin
Weak Link: The Strength of a Chain Is That of Its Weakest Link
Marginal Reaction: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
Gross Profit Analysis: Bringing in the Most Money for the Least Additional Cost
Energy and Money: Using the Most Appropriate Forms in the Most Constructive Way
Sustainability: Generating Lasting Wealth
Society and Culture: Personal Values and Social Responsibility
Completing the Feedback Loop
Monitoring Your Plans and Keeping on Track
Some Practical Guidelines for Management
Lessons Learned in Practice
Learning and Practice: Shifting Your Paradigms
Organization and Leadership: Creating an Environment That Nurtures Creativity
Marketing: Developing a Strategy in Line with Your Holistic Goal
Time: When to Expose and Reexpose Plants and Soils to Animals
Stock Density and Herd Effect: Using Animals to Shape the Landscape
Cropping: Practices That More Closely Mimic Nature
Burning: When and How to Burn, and What to Do Before and After
Population Management: Look to Age Structure Rather Than Numbers, Diversity Rather Than Single Species
Planning Procedures Unique to Holistic Management
Departing from the Conventional
Holistic Financial Planning: Creating the Financial Roadmap to Your Holistic Goal
Holistic Land Planning: Developing Infrastructure on Large Tracts of Land
Holistic Grazing Planning: Getting Animals to the Right Place, at the Right Time, and for the Right Reasons
New Perspectives
Expanding the Uses of the Holistic Management Model
Diagnosing the Cause of Problems
Making Research Relevant
Creating Sound Policies
Conclusion
Changing Course: Creating the Future We Want
Glossary
References
Notes
Index
About the Center for Holistic Management
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