Funny and insightful, The Trouble with Paradise is a delightful yet highly informative romp through the latest breakthroughs in science, psychology, popular culture and the history of humans and life on earth, with the ultimate aim of helping the reader make sense of their own life within the context of the exciting yet also alarming developments of the 21st century. Grabbing the hardest questions ever posed by the biggest thinkers on earth by the throat, as well as the toughest challenges of our time, The Trouble with Paradise is both an intellectual tour de force as well as a gripping read that dares to challenge almost everything we take for granted about life, the universe and everything. At the same time, this book builds a series of powerful arguments as to how our species can break through the current logjam it find itself in, to come out the other side transformed into a 21st century version of heaven on earth. Inspirational yet pragmatic, The Trouble with Paradise takes you on a journey of discovery from the edges of the Universe to the innermost recesses of the human psyche, answering some of the most profound questions we have ever asked in highly entertaining way.
Dr Robin Wood is an unusual blend of global thinker, entertainer, futurist and straight talking innovator and change agent - an explorer of the far frontiers of technology, business, culture and society. Robin takes his readers on journeys of discovery through the critical trends and possibilities that enable us to transform the future and realise our brilliance as individuals, organizations and societies. He is the author of several award-winning books and has been a Fellow at the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and at the Institute for Coherence and Emergence. His current focus as the Founder of the Renaissance2 Foundation is on embedding ThriveAbiity in organizations worldwide to ensure a bright and joyfully sustainable future for our emerging global civilization.
Robin brings his colorful adventures and insights gained from living and working in 35 countries on four continents to life with his dry sense of humour and sharp eye for detail. In his life and career he has worked with many business and world leaders driven by his passions for information, transformation and globalization. A keen amateur jazz pianist, Robin enjoys walking in the Pyrenean mountains and snorkelling in the Mediterranean near Perpignan, France, where he’s created a mini-oasis at Chateau La Tour Apollinaire.
“Robin Wood inspires as an evolutionary leader, gathering people, knowledge, creativity, innovations, know-how, and new systems, bringing business genius to the business of planetary evolution. Like a Medici of the 21st century we find him serving as a catalyst for the next Renaissance for a new world, a global dream of a “thriving global civilization on a thriving planet.”
Barbara Marx Hubbard, Pioneering Futurist & Collaborator with Buckminster Fuller,
Author: “Conscious Evolution- Awakening the Power of our Social Potential”