Scientifically sound strategies to bring about successful and lasting change on a personal, societal and global level, regardless of your background
- 2016 Nautilus Silver Award
- Tells the stories of people who changed history, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Ben Franklin and Gandhi, and how they applied the 8 Laws of Change
- Based on more than 16 years of academic and historical research as well as the author’s own experience during the civil rights movement
- Explore research across medicine, neuroscience, biology, and quantum physics to uncover the scientific workings of the 8 Laws of Change
Inspired by his own experiences during the civil rights movement in the 1960s and other social movements in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Stephan Schwartz spent 16 years researching successful social transformations and uncovering the science and the patterns behind them. He found that there are three ways to create social change. The first is the advancement of technology and science. The second – change enforced by physical power – is almost always compulsive and violent and for these reasons does not last long. The third avenue of change he discovered – the most successful and lasting – is one brought about by something so subtle that it is often not taken seriously: small, individual decisions based on integrity and common purpose.
Schwartz reveals how the dynamics of change can be learned and explains the 8 laws of individual and social behavior that can enable any person or small group – even ordinary people without great wealth, official position, or physical power – to steer clear of history bend and create successful, lasting changes. He tells the stories of people who actually changed history, like Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, and describes how they implemented the strategies and tactics of the 8 Laws to achieve their success .
The author explores research in medicine, neuroscience, biology, and quantum physics to reveal the science of how these laws of change work. He explains why compassionate and life-affirming change has the most lasting impact and shows how each of the 8 Laws cultivates a sense of “beingness” in the individual that strengthens your integrity and connects you to something greater than yourself – the key to lasting change on a personal, societal and global level.