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AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin

NewStories Founder and President spent six years working day-to-day with people in Japan after the Triple Disasters of March 11, 2011. First published in Japanese in 2015, AfterNow was published by NewStories in 2017. It is an incredibly important resource in these times of Pandemic. We are offering it free of charge on our AfterNow website – just use discount code COVID-19 at checkout. Softcover copies can be purchased there for US delivery. For other countries, Amazon shipping rates are much better. Also available on Amazon for free with Kindle Unlimited. Please share this offer. The book is important. Here’s what others have said:

“If I could only have one book about leading social innovation on my shelf, AfterNow would be my choice.” – Larry Dressler, USA, author, Standing in the Fire

“AfterNow is alive with theory, models, practices, and processes that can enliven any group.” – Alan Briskin, USA, author, The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

“Bob Stilger is a genius who weaves the future from the here and now, when we don’t know what is right and are in chaos and confusion.” – Ai Sanda, Japan, founder, Co-Creation! Project, Recruit Lifestyle Company, LTD.

“AfterNow follows the path through anxiety, grief, and sudden loss of place where life can be transmuted into something of beauty within which a deeper truth can be found.” – Michael Jones, Canada, pianist and author, The Soul of Place

“Every once in a while, a book appears at the exact moment that humanity needs it. AfterNow is such a book. It shines light on the ways that we, as a civilization, are living in a trance, and how disaster can be our wake-up call.” – Alicia Korten, USA, CEO, The Culture Company

“AfterNow brings us several simple but profound maps for how to find our way through monumental rivers of chaos and confusion together.” – Maaianne Knuth, Zimbabwe, founder Kufunda Learning Village

“AfterNow is a work of brilliance that captures both the unique essence of the Japanese rebuilding efforts and the power of working within community in uncertain times.” – Britt Yamamoto, USA, executive director, iLEAP

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