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Publications: Books

Late 2011 saw the completion of my 18th book, The Zeronauts: Breaking the Sustainability Barrier, and due for publication by Taylor & Francis in May 2012. I am very grateful to the Rockefeller Foundation for a residential Fellowship at The Bellagio Center, which helped me develop a core section of the book in the autumn of 2011. A linked website, www.zeronauts.com, is in development, alongside a Zero Hub, which Volans is co-evolving with Ralph Thurm of Deloitte Innovation.

My previous book, co-authored with Pamela Hartigan, was The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World, was published in February 2008 by Harvard Business School Press. The book has gone into many foreign language editions, including Thai and Vietnamese.



Under the Carpet
Under the Carpet: One of the odder experiences of my life was seeing this book referenced in a poem by Ted Hughes published in The Times (see ‘Lobby from Under the Carpet,’ page 837 in Ted Hughes, ‘Collected Poems,’ Faber & Faber, 2003) and also pages 538-9 in his collected letters (‘Letters of Ted Hughes,’ collected and edited by Christopher Reid, Faber & Faber, 2007). He apparently sent a copy of the book to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister.

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