Prof. Gayle Avery and Prof. Harry Bergsteiner from ISL visited Bangkok, Thailand in January 2015.
They have been asked to edit a book showcasing the successes and challenges that Thailand has experienced in implementing Sufficiency Thinking throughout the country.
In the second of a series of meetings, they met with the authors to discuss and prepare the book.
Implementing Sufficiency Thinking has been done in many different spheres – in schools, universities, community development, business, agriculture and in prisons.
The basis of the sufficiency approach stems from His Majesty, the King of Thailand’s, philosophy called The Sufficiency Economy.
Under this philosophy:
- people act moderately
- take sufficient but neither too much nor too little
- people act with wisdom and use knowledge in making decisions
- they are prudent and resilient by considering the risks.
Authors contributing to the book are eminent academics and senior practitioners, who are writing for an international audience. This landmark book is expected to appear early in 2016.
During the trip, Gayle Avery also gave a brief introduction to sustainable leadership to Thai CEOs – part of ISL’s executive education initiatives.
If you would like to know more about the forthcoming book or about ISL’s executive education program, we’d be happy to hear from you.
ISL directors were invited to dine at the magnificent Ladawan Palace in Bangkok (built in 1906) by Dr Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Director General of the Crown Property Bureau. The palace, former residence of Prince Yugala Dighambara, is now the site of the Crown Property Bureau.
In the photo, Dr Chirayu is flanked on his left by Dr Priyanut Dharmpiya and on the right by Associate Professor Sooksan Kantabutra.