Finding a Better Way: Exploring old and new ideas across country, workplace, community and family

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Now more than ever before, we are living in a world that’s highly interconnected and interdependent, which means an action in one place has a very real influence elsewhere.

In Finding a Better Way, an unlikely duo explores ways in which Western society has become disconnected and how we might strive for a better future – not only for ourselves but for future generations. Finding a Better Way is a meeting of the minds between Michelle, a Generation Y female freelance editor, and David, a Generation X male who is a former technology executive turned business advisor.

Writing from their vantage point in Australia, they discuss trends and ideas across four key themes: country, workplace, community and family. Their reflections are based on almost 200 pieces of research, but there are some points of difference between them that will make you stop and think. David and Michelle openly admit they do not have all the answers – and that is the point. They encourage you to reflect on what they have written and think about your own experiences and views.

The book discusses everything from politics and short-termism to the rise of the gig economy and digital burnout. It also explores more sensitive topics, like depression and loneliness, as well as ideas of masculinity and femininity, the pursuit of work-life balance, and what it means to be a family in the 21st century. David and Michelle also highlight ways in which we might do things differently, individually and collectively, at times drawing on Scandinavian concepts such as Janteloven, niksen and hygge.

As we step into an entirely new world, Finding a Better Way serves as a much-needed reference point of where we have been and, more importantly, where we are going.

About the author

David is an author, adjunct professor, advisor, CIO and digital executive. He is a thinker and a pragmatist. His expertise lies in offering unique and succinct insights that enable organisations and their people to realise their potential.

Michelle is an editor, writer and content strategist. Her passion and goal are one and the same: To help businesses create well-written, meaningful content that sends the right message to the right audience and inspires action.

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