Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us - it's all become too big and distant and industrialised.
Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us - it's all become too big and distant and industrialised. Inhuman. It's time to do something about it. It's time to put people first. It's time to make the world more human.
Steve Hilton, visiting professor at Stanford University and former senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, believes that the frustrations people have with government, politics, their economic circumstances and their daily lives are caused by deep structural problems in the systems that dominate our modern world - systems that are broken because they've grown too far from the human scale. He shows us how change is possible, offering the latest research, compelling stories and case studies from all over the world across industry, politics, education, design and social action to show us what can happen when we make our world more human. This book is a manifesto and call to action for a more local, more accountable and more human way of living that will make us more productive, more fulfilled and ultimately happier.
Steve Hilton (Author) Steve Hilton is co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac, a Silicon Valley political tech start-up, and a visiting professor at Stanford University. He was formerly senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron and played a leading role in the modernisation of the Conservative Party and in the implementation of its government reform programme. Steve graduated from Oxford University in 1990 and now lives in California with his wife and young family.
Jason Bade (Author) Jason Bade lectures on social problem solving at Stanford Law School and is active in the impact investing space. He graduated from Stanford University and lives in California.
Scott Bade (Author) Scott Bade is a researcher at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford and lives in California.
"Revolutionary and thrilling" Sunday Telegraph "A provocative book that challenges us all to reclaim our lives from a distant elite" The Sunday Times "Hilton's plea will strike many chords with readers" Guardian "A powerful and authentic voice ... captivating" Private Eye "I was both startled and then seduced by his words and ideas ... [a] globally respected thinker" Independent
Short-listed for The Orwell Prize 2016 (UK)
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