Ten Good Reasons to Go for a Walk has been acclaimed by many other prominent global decision and opinion makers from all walks of life.
In the words of Arianna Huffington: "The benefits of walking are seemingly endless. As the Mallerets show, we don't just feel better when we walk, we think better, too. Using science along with compelling stories of famous walkers throughout history, Ten Good Reasons to Go for a Walk will get you off the couch to better navigate our stress-filled world."
Richard Carmona (17th US Surgeon General) says: "Over two thousand years ago Hippocrates told us that walking was the best medicine. Today the Mallerets have provided us with an elegant and simplified explanation of the value of walking to become a healthier you!”
Not only doctors but economists too recognize the power of the simple act of going for a walk: “Thierry and Mary Anne are absolutely right. Walking is vital. The scientific evidence is clear. You can do it for exercise without thinking. Even better you can do it mindfully” to quote Lord Richard Layard (Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics,UK).
The book provides a conceptual framework that explains why this is so (looking in particular at how ever-increasing interdependency, complexity, velocity and transparency interact with each other, creating feedback loops in the process). It also analyses what this all means for decision-makers and argues that the complexity of the world is progressively overwhelming their capabilities (particularly in the case of politicians and bankers) to make sensible, well-informed decisions. The last chapter (largely based on interviews and conversations with key decision-makers and leading investors) provides some important insights and “tips” not only on how to cope with, but also on how to benefit from these dramatic changes.
"Disequilibrium" has been endorsed by some of today's most prominent thinkers and decision-makers. It contains a foreword by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, an organization famous for its annual gathering of global thinkers, global CEOs, and some of the world's most famous opinion and policy-makers in Davos.