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As a „hit man“, John advised leaders of American government how to exploit natural and human resources of the Third world countries. His epiphany in 1980 gradually transformed him into a spiritual and intellectual authority. He publishes and lectures at universities about new forms of global economics, and environmentally sustainable and socially just societies. He is a recognized expert on shamanism of the 21st century.
His book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was rejected by 39 publishers. Only one publishing house said Yes, the book became immediately a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 32 languages. John writes about his career as a strategic consultant for the company Chas. T. Main. His role was to persuade leaders of Third World countries to accept substantial development loans for large engineering projects that would be beneficial for the American empire and local elites. The conditions set were literally devastating for the economy of these countries. In the process, they used practices such as false promises and false statistics, threats, bribery and extortion, putsch, assassination, or military intervention. The book heavily criticizes U. S. foreign policy driven by greed.
John founded and leads the non-profit organizations Dream Change & The Pachamama Alliance, which focus on creating a sustainable, just, peaceful, and prosperous world. He has lectured at more than 50 universities, including Oxford or Harvard. In addition to the economic and global issues, he writes about indigenous cultures and their transformations. He publishes in many of the world's media. He was a reporter for CNN, NBC and wrote for Time, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, and other respected periodicals. In 2012, John was awarded a Lennon Ono Grant Peace Prize for his work.