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Cooperative Wisdom wins a Gold Nautilus Award for

for Relationships and Communications.

The Nautilus Book Awards recognize books that transcend barriers of culture, gender, race, and class. Now in its 19th year, Nautilus awards honor books that make exceptional literary contributions to conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change, and spiritual growth. In keeping with the Nautilus slogan,“better books for a better world,” all the books selected as winners are “potent seeds for the growth, coherence, and healing of our world.” Previous winners of the award include Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Louise Erdrich, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Andrew Weil, M.D., Desmond Tutu and Joan Borysenko.


Cooperative Wisdom is also honored to have won four other awards:

Four awards won by Cooperative Wisdom


Cooperative Wisdom explains how cooperation breaks down in settings from boardrooms and family rooms to volunteer organizations and public agencies. Written as a spirited exchange between an acclaimed ethicist and an inquisitive journalist, the book introduces five social virtues that crack open stubborn problems and reveal cooperative solutions:

Readers will learn specific practices that nurture and reinforce these virtues. Using lively examples from history, current events, family life, even scripture, Cooperative Wisdom equips readers to transcend conflicts and strengthen the communities on which human happiness depends.

Who should read Cooperative Wisdom:

  • Parents, spouses, and siblings who want more harmonious families
  • Teachers, social workers, healthcare professionals, and government officials who face stubborn conflicts, often over resources
  • Managers, CEOs, HR staff, and employees who want a happier and more productive workplace
  • Volunteers and leaders of nonprofits and faith communities who must unite around a common purpose
  • Architects, administrators and board members who envision environments in which cooperation can flourish
  • Citizens fed up with the politics of blame