Here you will find a list of readings that helped me greatly to develop an understanding of possible sustainable solutions and to bring together my own thoughts.

But note: Intrinsic sustainability is nothing that you can simply read and rationally process. Yes, one can understand the idea. But it requires transformation to truly live it. And this transformation goes deep and touches the value base of an individual. It is a long process that changes the behavioral pattern. So please don’t treat it as a piece of information that can be consumed. You have to allow it to consume you. Open up to it, immerse in it and observe yourself. You might find something interesting.


A Theory of Everything: Ken Wilber, 2001
Biomimicry – Innovation Inspired by Nature: Janine M. Benyus, 1997
Corporation 2020 – Warum wir Wirtschaft neu denken müssen: Pavan Sukhdev, 2013
Die Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie – das Wirtschaftsmodell der Zukunft: Christian Felber, 2010
Die Kunst der Transformation – Wie wir lernen, die Welt zu verändern: Stefan Brunnhuber, 2016
Die Selbstbestimmungstheorie der Motivation und ihre Bedeutung für die Pädagogik: Edward L. Deci / Richard M. Ryan, 1993
Ethik des Eigentums, Geschichtliche und gegenwärtige Herausforderungen: Eberhard Schockenhoff, 2008
From Being to Doing – The Origins of the Biology of Cognition: Humberto R. Maturana / Bernhard Poerksen, 2004
Grundlagen der buddhistischen Wirtschaftsethik: Karl-Heinz Brodbeck, 2010
Homo sustinens – Auf dem Weg zu einem Menschenbild der Nachhaltigkeit: Bernd Siebenhüner, 2001
Illuminating the Blind Spot – An Overview and Response to Theory U: Jonathan Reams, 2007
Integral Psychology – Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy: Ken Wilber, 2000
Levels of Human Existence: Clare W. Graves, 2004
Mind and Nature – A necessary Unity: Gregory Bateson, 1978
Mindset – Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential: Carol S. Dweck, 2012
Nachhaltiges Management – Einführung in Ressourcenorientierung und widersprüchliche Managementrationalitäten: Georg Müller-Christ, 2014
On Becoming a Person – A Therapist‘s View of Psychotherapy: Carl R. Rogers, 1961
Reinventing Organizations – A Guide to Creating Organizations: Frederic Laloux, 2014
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality – The Spirit of Evolution: Ken Wilber, 2000
Small is Beautiful: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, 2001
Spiral Dynamics – mastering values, leadership, and change: Don Edward Beck / Christopher C. Cowan, 2006
The Evolving Self – A Psychology for the third Millennium: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 1993
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature: Abraham H. Maslow, 1971
The Never Ending Quest: Clare W. Graves, 2005
The Psychology of Moral Development – The Nature and Validity of Moral Stages: Lawrence Kohlberg, 1984
The Selfish Gene: Richard Dawkins, 2006
The Wisdom of Sustainability – Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century: Sulak Sivaraksa, 2009
Theory U – Leading from the Future as It emerges: Otto C. Scharmer, 2009
Wir sind die die Wirtschaft – Achtsam leben – Sinnvoll handeln: Kai Romhardt, 2009


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