Advance Praise for Vague Apocalyptica
“Louis D. Lo Praeste is the Jackson Pollock of contemporary contextual intelligence.It is amazing how you simplify complex themes with ease and make these really condensed concepts accessible.”
—Jennifer Sertl - co-author Strategy, Leadership and the Soul
"Vague Apocalyptica is a provocative, personal manifesto exploring how we can reclaim our power and rediscover our humanity. Louis D. LoPraeste starts by asking what constitutes a meaningful life, finding a lack of ethos in American corporate culture, where “love and meaning are marginal in the institutionalized definition of success”. Although it can seem that the American media intentionally portrays the world as fragmented, discussing current affairs in simplistic dichotomies, LoPraeste brings a refreshing perspective, covering a wide spectrum of political, social and personal topics, looking at what has become broken and how we can respond. While unafraid to deal with challenging topics such as alcohol and drug abuse in Silicon Valley, the exploitation of emotions and the excesses of pop-culture, there is much in this book to inspire and contemplate; ideas designed to help us bring back dynamism into the workplace and develop authentic leaders of the future who are able to catalyze the transition into a new reality."
—Simon Robinson, co-author of Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter and Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design (2017)
"At once reasonable and revolutionary, Vague Apocalyptica is a primer for the conversations necessary to develop innovative solutions to global challenges. LoPraeste has the mind of a mathematician and the heart of priest; equally adept at socioeconomic analysis as he is philosophical inquiry. The result is a work that seeks common ground between capitalism, humanism and spirituality; the kind of integrated thinking needed to move beyond ideological agendas toward progressive action that will transform the marketplace and society. Not claiming to have all the answers but certainly asking the right questions with deep understanding in a variety of disciplines; LoPraeste is a kind of capitalist monk for our time, a brilliant and authentic voice with his feet firmly planted on the ground as he peers just above the clouds."