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  • Published: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780753556788
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $54.00
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More Human

Designing a World Where People Come First




Hilton believes that change is possible and necessary: that we can create a more local, more accountable, more human way of living that will make us more productive, more fulfilled and ultimately happier.

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.

  • Published: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780753556788
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $54.00
Categories:

About the authors

Steve Hilton

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

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

Scott Bade is a researcher at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford and lives in California.

Praise for More Human

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

A cri de coeur about the dehumanisation of modern government and the corrupting of the ruling class

The Economist

More Human by Steve Hilton is a very timely book and a powerful call for change in how we measure success and how we value what is most important in our lives. We need a more human way of living and, in this compelling book, Steve Hilton shows us how we can achieve it.

Arianna Huffington

Hilton is the leading modern day exponent of a humanist tradition dating back 2,500 years. His book is a powerful manifesto of sanity in a world in which the human dimension is under ever greater attack from forces that appear to swamp it.

Anthony Seldon

Hilton convinces us that to solve problems we need to work bottom up from the human scale, rather than top down from abstract ideas. One of the most important things people are looking for in their lives is kindness, something that is simply not captured by any of the systems governments use today. He urges us to fight the commodification of policy-making and make things work on a specific, human level.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Scintillating

Independent

The greatest asset that any organisation has – whether in government, business or philanthropy – is people. Yet too often, decision makers treat people more as an abstraction than an asset, leaving those they serve and employ feeling disconnected and disillusioned, and leaving major social and economic problems to fester. More Human picks apart this problem and challenges leaders in every field to look for innovative new solutions by looking people in the eye. You don’t have to agree with every prescription Hilton offers to recognise the value of his approach.

Michael Bloomberg

More Human in parts, is bolder, more unabashedly moral than any by Labour insiders.

Independent

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