Garry Jacobs

Jacobs, Garry

Jacobs, Garry

Chief Executive Officer,World Academy of Art & Science, Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal and Vice President of  The Mother's Service Society

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Chief Executive Officer,World Academy of Art & Science, Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal and Vice President of  The Mother's Service Society

An American-born consultant on business management and economic development, he is currently Chairman of the World Academy’s Board of Trustees, Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal and Vice President of  The Mother's Service Society, a Social Science Research Institute in Pondicherry, India. Since 1972 he has been engaged in research on Social Development, Organizational Theory, Money and Employment, as well as studies for the Government of India and State governments. From 1989 to 1994, he was Member-Secretary of the International Commission on Peace & Food (ICPF) and Editor of the Commission's report to the UN entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development. Since 1995 he is also Executive Director, International Center for Peace & Development, (Napa, CA). As a management consultant, he has worked with major corporations in the USA, Europe and India and is co-author of two books on the process of corporate growth: The Vital Difference: Unleashing the Powers of Sustained Corporate Success, and The Vital Corporation: How American Companies Large and Small Double Profits in Two Years or Less. He also author of more than a hundred articles and papers on Development, Economics, Peace, Security, Psychology and Literary Criticism.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Ways of Knowing: Life Beyond Chaos
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The ways of knowing we employ determine the nature of knowledge we arrive at. Our capacity for knowledge depends on our conception of what knowledge is and the faculties we employ to seek it. The early advances of modern science resulted from efforts to overcome the limitations of the physical senses by a conception that sense data does not adequately reflect reality and from development of instruments capable of extending beyond the reach of our physical senses....
The Evolution of Sovereignty
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Law is a civilizing force that emerges and evolves as one expression of the process of societal development, transforming the power of physical violence into legal authority. This process has three interrelated dimensions – social, power and legal. Society progresses by increasing levels of social awareness that generate rising aspirations, which in turn release the dynamic energies of society for productive purposes. The development of social institutions...
Limits to Rationality and the Boundaries of Perception
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Rationalization masquerades as rationality in human affairs. Rational discourse is displaced by social conformity in academia. Mind’s habitual mode of functioning leads to error in the name of rational thinking – among them, its tendency to divide and subdivide reality in an endless fragmentation of knowledge, to confound description with explanation, to view reality in terms of irreconcilable polar opposites, to mistake symbolic abstraction for the reality it...
The World as Web
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Editorial Note: Networks play a central role in the biology of organisms and their physiological functioning, social organizations and relationships, domestic and international political processes, business, finance, development of new ideas and discoveries in science and technology. The World Academy’s project on ‘The Science of Networks’ focuses on the various dimensions of networks and the principles governing their operation. This is the first in a series of...
The Global Values Discourse
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Values are not merely utopian ideals or empty platitudes. They represent the distilled quintessence of accumulated human experience regarding the foundations for stable social existence and sustained evolutionary progress. Values direct and determine the social process. Humanity’s remarkable social advancement in recent centuries can be traced back to its progress in embracing and implementing a core set of universal values. The multiple crises the world confronts...
The Emerging Individual
Science searches for universal laws and general principles governing finite phenomenon. It seeks for commonalties, categories of similarities and repeating patterns behind apparent differences. In recent decades, the science of complexity has revealed that even complex variations and irregularities often conform to rules of their own. However, science has yet to evolve a methodology and framework for conceptualizing uniqueness. Infinity does not conform to universal laws. Uniqueness is an...