The ‘How To’ Books

vegthumbnailSome people can’t abide vegetarians. It touches a raw nerve in them. They probably don’t know themselves why it causes them so much angst. Are they subconsciously concerned about eating other beings every day? Or are they sceptical of something they don’t understand that calls into question their own lifestyle?

Whatever the reason, all vegetarians will have experienced tough questioning from dinner guests; the sort of that meat eaters never face. This book is a report on the reasons for being vegetarian. It considers three keys areas – the environment, health and ethics – and outlines the reasons why vegetarians have made their choice. I add some of my own experiences to highlight and amplify research findings. 

To order click on this link: How to explain why you’re vegetarian to your dinner guests

Times have changed for regional economic development. Back in the not-too-far-off good old days, announcements of a new factory setting up in town or the approval granted for a new large apartment block would have been widely accepted and even applauded by communities.


Now, mostly they are not. NIMBY has become the standard cry. Not in my backyard now extends to so many areas beyond nuclear power plants, mines and waste dumps, including to some that at first site seem just plain puzzling.

But this is the 21st Century reality and regional economic development policy and practice must respond with more sophisticated analysis and tools. Setting up a rival camp to outwit the NIMBYs and waging war to win the media battle is a short-sighted, unsustainable approach.

This book analyses what makes NIMBYism tick, surveys current best practive regional economic development and posits a coherent, sustainable approach to the creation of wealth and well being in communities.

To order click on this link: NIMBY! Aligning regional economic development practice to the realities of the 21st Century or the ebook edition