President Daniel C. Taylor

Daniel C. Taylor – President, Future Generations University

Friends of Future Generations,

The impact presented on this website is that people learning to work with what each has can redirect their communities toward more just and lasting futures. Anyone can make the world better, wherever he or she might live.

We are learning how to use the resource that all people possess: our human energies. Rising quality of life comes not through getting more, but through learning how to make what we have better. The evidence brought by Future Generations University shows this is possible. Communities need not wait for money, or for governments to change policies, or dynamic leaders. People can learn to use in constantly improving ways what they already have.

The process begins locally, then this improvement scales up, and greater improvement follows in both size and quality of life. The stories on this website share how learning better process has transformed communities.

Enjoy the read!

Daniel C. Taylor

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Books Authored

Yeti – The Ecology of a Mystery

(Oxford University Press, 2017) This story traces an arc from my boyhood in the Himalaya, chasing monkeys from my toys, through launching two national parks surrounding Mount Everest.

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Just & Lasting Change

(Johns Hopkins University Press – 2nd Edition 2016) is a comprehensive guide to transforming communities rapidly and in locally appropriate ways. The book presents a theory  illustrates and supports the theory

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Mount Everest Guide to Off-road Driving

2014 – This short book is becoming a best seller. It recounts Daniel’s experiences driving around Mount Everest, across the Tibetan Plateau, and in numerous harrowing off-road contexts. With experienced detail, instructions are given

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Empowerment on an Unstable Planet

(Oxford University Press, 2012) advances the thesis that the most effective and universal foundation for social change and environmental restoration is not money, but human energy.

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CAIRNS, A Novel of Tibet

2011 Revised, 1st Edition 2010 – Based on Daniel’s 45 trips to the Tibet Autonomous Region from 1985 to the present, with fieldwork in every prefecture, this book presents in fictional format evidence Daniel has gathered from this extensive field research

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Something Hidden Behind the Ranges

(Mercury House 1st edition 2000) This book mixes travel, adventure, and nature writing in a gripping tale of the Himalaya, its peoples and its ecosystem. With humor and insight into the changing world of the Himalayan wilderness.

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Community Based Sustainable Human Development

This monograph serves as an overview of the development and original implementation of the SEED-SCALE method and contributes important insights to the ongoing discourse on sustainable human development.

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