The dynamics of world change that took place in all parts of the world marked by globalization have altered various aspects of life and civilization. Competition, struggle for resource access and conflict have marked the daily life. Ideally, the progress of civilization, science, technology, ethics as well as morality in human relationships should be able to unite mankind to achieve common prosperity and welfare. Unfortunately, in practice it is not easy to do so and, in fact, diversity and conflict are increasingly getting more noticed.
That was raised during a review of a book entitled The Dancing Leader at UGM Library Unit 3, 3rd Floor, Wednesday (14/12). The book review that was opened by the Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D, is held to respond to the dynamic rapid world change in all areas. Therefore, we need visionary leaders who can bring change to the world for common good.
The sizeable book published by the University of Pancasila with the Kompas publisher is the anthology of 45 writings of scholars and experts from India and China who contributed ideas for the world to be able to build future civilization. With a wide selection of contributors in the areas of leadership, philosophy, economics, culture, politics, energy, agriculture and food, entrepreneurship and others, it is expected this book would inspire leaders and potential leaders to build a vision of awakening and the glory of humanity.
Dr. Singgih Hawibowo, reviewer, said that the 45 authors’s anthology book is very diverse, ranging from outlook on life, culture and various biodiversity of Indonesia. "This book is a follow-up to the Agriculture Revitalization book. Though almost out of print, this book contains various reviews on biodiversity in Indonesia," he said.
Singgih expected the various writings in the book will be able to widen the insight of the future leaders and current leaders. Having views of different cultures, they are expected to do the "thinking out of the box". "That is looking for an alternative solution from various ancient wisdom in form of the stories where they can get out of repression," said Singgih.
Also participating in the book review were Yusuf Sutanto, book editor, Prof. Komarudin Hidayat (UIN, contributor), Dr. Sindung Cahyadi (Center for Pancasila Studies), Subejo, Ph.D. (Faculty of Agriculture, UGM, Contributor) and moderator, Drs. Suryo Baskoro, M.S.