Author(s): John Gerzema
How feminine values can solve our toughest problems and build a more prosperous future Among 64,000 people surveyed in thirteen nations, two thirds feel the world would be a better place if men thought more like women. This marks a global trend away from the winner-takes-all, masculine approach to getting things done. Drawing from interviews at innovative organizations in eighteen nations and at Fortune 500 boardrooms, the authors reveal how men and women alike are recognizing significant value in traits commonly associated with women, such as nurturing, cooperation, communication, and sharing. The Athena Doctrine shows why femininity is the operating system of 21st century prosperity.
Advocates a new way to solve today's toughest problems in business, education, government, and more Based on a landmark survey and results from Young & Rubicam's respected Brand Asset Valuator's global survey, as well as on-the-ground interviews in 18 countries From acclaimed social theorist, consumer expert, and bestselling author, John Gerzema, and award-winning author, Michael D'Antonio Brought to life through real world examples and backed by rigorous data, The Athena Doctrine shows how feminine traits are ascending-and bringing success to people and organizations around the world. By nurturing, listening, collaborating and sharing, women and men are solving problems, finding profits, and redefining success in every realm.
John Gerzema is a pioneer in using data to identify social change and help companies adapt to new trends and demands. He is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant. His books The Brand Bubble and Spend Shift have appeared on numerous "best of" lists, and his TED talks have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Michael D'Antonio is the author and coauthor of many books, including Spend Shift . He won the Pulitzer Prize with writers at Newsday and the Alicia Patterson Fellowship.
Introduction: The Athena Doctrine Chapter One: Great Britain Chapter Two: Iceland Chapter Three: Israel Chapter Four: Japan Chapter Five: Colombia and Peru Chapter Six: Kenya Chapter Seven: India Chapter Eight: China Chapter Nine: Belgium, Germany and Sweden Chapter Ten: Bhutan Conclusion: The Age of Athena Notes Acknowledgments About the Authors Index