Inspired by his own powerful experiences during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's and other social movements in the 70's ,80's, and 90's, Stephan Schwartz spent 16 years researching successful social transformations, uncovering the science and the patterns behind them all. He found that there are three ways to create social change. The first is the advancement of technology and science. The second--change compelled by physical power--is almost always coercive and violent and, for those reasons, not long lasting. The third avenue of change he discovered--the most successful and enduring--is one brought about by something so subtle it is often not taken seriously: small individual choices based on integrity and shared intention.
- 2016 Nautilus Silver Award
- Shares the stories of people who have changed history, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Ben Franklin, and Gandhi, detailing how they used the 8 laws of change
- Based on more than 16 years of scientific and historical research as well as the author’s own experiences during the Civil Rights movement
- Explores research in the fields of medicine, neuroscience, biology, and quantum physics to reveal the science of how the 8 laws of change work
- Scientifically based strategies for enacting successful and enduring change on personal, societal, and global levels, no matter what your background.