The Australian Consultant Journal Autumn 2013: my open book publishing piece

Here is a piece I wrote for the The Australian Consultant Journal, Autumn 2013, on “Open Book Publishing.”  It is based on the experience of writing my open book, “The Fractured Workplace And Its Remedies” on this website.  The piece has attracted considerable interest–as is to be expected in an environment of rapidly expanding online publishing.

CONSULTING NEWS OPEN BOOK PUBLISHING

Sustainable business news and articles September 2011

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/us-researchers-find-roundup-chemical-water-air The environmental fallout from genetically modified soybean.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/31/hand-axes-oldest-advanced-stone-tools Sophisticated ancient tools in Kenya.

 

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/profits-before-environment/ The US administration’s record on the environment is dismal.

 

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/documenting-a-collapsing-ice-shelf/ Documenting Greenland glacier melt.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/features/radical-changes-in-agriculture-needed-for-food-water-security/ UNEP study on agriculture and environmental services.

http://www.eco-business.com/features/unep-ifad-launch-joint-policy-on-sustainable-agriculture

http://www.eco-business.com/news/healthy-ecosystems-essential-for-future-food-security-global-report

 

http://www.eco-business.com/blog/rip-ray-anderson-zeronaut/ Ray Anderson obituary.

 

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/08/25/the-coral-sea-the-biodiversity-hotspot-no-one-knows-about/ The Coral Sea as a biodiversity hot-spot.

 

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/06/15/just-do-it-14000-voters-give-their-say-on-renewables/ An encouraging Australian survey on attitudes to renewables.

 

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/29/inside-story-green-growth-sprouting-in-mainstream-economic-analysis/ Michael Jacobs on green growth.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/cleaning-our-act-slowly Australia improving as an investor in renewables.

 

http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=142 Discovery of river under the Amazon.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/a-debate-arises-on-job-creation-and-environment/ The jobs vs the environment debate.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/activists-take-tilt-at-windmill-policy/ The windfarm debate.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/in-a-land-of-sweeping-plains-poetry-is-hardly-thriving-20110904-1js5r.html David Campbell on the decline of Australian poetry.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/climate-modelling-improving-say-experts The state of climate modelling.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/solar-pv-grid-parity-now-what Encouraging developments in the Australian solar industry.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/food-fight-aboriginal-elders-take-on-the-kangaroo-industry-2905 Aboriginal elders taking on animal rights, as well as land rights.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/putting-meat-on-the-bones-of-au-sediba-our-oldest-ancestor-3265 African hominin find 2m years old.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-emits-around-15m-tonnes-of-co2-per-year-about-the-same-as-the-un-2351681.html Google’s carbon footprint.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/solar-opposites-china-soars-america-stumbles China’s forward looking energy policy.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/a-global-juggling-act-feeding-the-world-saving-species-3284 Land-sparing vs land-sharing approaches to food and biodiversity.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/09/bad-science-research-error An interesting meta-analysis reveals widespread statistical incompetence in research papers.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/switch-coal-natural-gas-no-boon-climate-0 Natural gas not the panacea it’s said to be.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/chinas-toxic-storm China and the policies of pollution.

 

http://www.bostonreview.net/BR36.5/noam_chomsky_responsibility_of_intellectuals_redux.php Chomsky on the responsibility of intellectuals–with a mixed response.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/positive-mental-health-key-to-tackling-rural-climate-change-3157 Broad ranging mental health impacts of climate change in rural areas.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/gunns-heading-for-its-tasmanian-endgame-3241 Tracking the complex evolution of Gunn’s.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/e-waste-%E2%80%98may-spread-worldwide%E2%80%99/ David Lindenmayer on Australia’s old-growth forest policies.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/e-waste-%E2%80%98may-spread-worldwide%E2%80%99/ E-waste problem growing internationally.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/wildlife-groups-are-failing-to-protect-nature-2354309.html UK conservation agencies muzzled.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/14/worlds-largest-firms-climate-change Large companies moving on climate change.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/us-shale-oil-could-soar-care-needed-report US targeting shale oil.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/16/china-green-economist-gdp?intcmp=122 A Chinese green GDP index.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14948730 Dark matter simulations don’t predict observable dwarf galaxy data.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/missing-global-heat-may-be-hiding-deep-oceans Implications for global heat budget of recent simulations.

 

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/in-ancient-pines-a-startling-shift-in-tree-rings/ The story of the bristlecone pine, with the modern climate shift showing up.

 

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/09/27/potential-damage-mapping-ethics-of-aboriginal-genome-research/ Genome research raises new questions of ethics.

 

https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/WhatWeDo/CDPNewsArticlePages/CDP-SP500-findings-Majority-of-US-companies-taking-climate-change-action-despite-absence-of-mandatory-rules.aspx US companies moving on climate change.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/nauti-craft-driving-offshore-wind-innovation Off-shore wind.