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Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs

By John Y. Lo

Benjamin J Butler wrote a chapter of this book on Angel and Venture investment in the Asia Pacific.

Angel investment and finance have been spreading from Silicon Valley to other parts of the world, including Asia, at an accelerating pace. Yet there have been few attempts to document this phenomenon and examine the hows and whys of startup financing in the region. Angel Financing in Asia Pacific addresses this knowledge gap by approaching the subject matter from two angles.

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The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
By Fritjof Capre

The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra’s ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web of Life, Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena–the “web of life.”

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Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter
By Simon Robinson

‘This remarkable book distills the essence of the ideas and values taught at Schumacher College, and shows how these teachings can be applied, with many case studies of enlightened business. A powerful antidote to today’s dominant culture.’ — Fritjof Capra, author of The Hidden Connections and co-author of The Systems View of Life ‘A manifesto for mindful living.’ — Satish Kumar ‘What a gift to have these monumental, mind-changing ideas woven together skilfully in one book.’ — Margaret J Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science ‘A must read for any forward thinking business.’ — Alan Moore, author of No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world, and, Designing for Transformation

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The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision
By Professor Fritjof Capra

Over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organisation, leading to a novel kind of ‘systemic’ thinking. This volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework. Taking a broad sweep through history and across scientific disciplines, the authors examine the appearance of key concepts such as autopoiesis, dissipative structures, social networks, and a systemic understanding of evolution.  The implications of the systems view of life for health care, management, and our global ecological and economic crises are also discussed. Written primarily for undergraduates, it is also essential reading for graduate students and researchers interested in understanding the new systemic conception of life and its implications for a broad range of professions – from economics and politics to medicine, psychology and law.

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empower

Empower: How to Co-Create the Future
By David Passiak

Empower is a call to action for humanity to work together and co-create the future, demonstrating that collaboration and sharing, community-building and value creation, are not only the right thing to do, but best practices for business, society, and culture.

Explore crowd companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber; on-demand work, automation, and the gig economy; bitcoin and the blockchain; and the rise of AI, drones, self-driving vehicles, and robots. Taking a wisdom of the crowd approach, Empower features visionary entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and leaders of the Collaborative and Sharing Economy:

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