A Force for Good

The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553394908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 1089

For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways. Much more than just the most prominent exponent of Tibetan Buddhism, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is also a futurist who possesses a profound understanding of current events and a remarkable canniness for modern social issues. When he takes the stage worldwide, people listen. A Force for Good combines the central concepts of the Dalai Lama, empirical evidence that supports them, and true stories of people who are putting his ideas into action—showing how harnessing positive energies and directing them outward has lasting and meaningful effects. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to • break such destructive social forces as corruption, collusion, and bias • heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life • reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability • replace violence with dialogue • counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness • create new economic systems that work for everyone, not just the powerful and rich • design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics Millions of people have turned to the Dalai Lama for his unparalleled insight into living happier, more purposeful lives. Now, when the world needs his guidance more than ever, he shows how every compassion-driven human act—no matter how small—is integral for a more peaceful, harmonious world, building a force for a better future. Revelatory, motivating, and highly persuasive, A Force for Good is arguably the most important work from one of the world’s most influential spiritual and political figures. Praise for A Force for Good “A Force for Good offers ideas that every individual can work with and build on, ranging from things that help the environment to things that help the less fortunate. [It’s] a long-range, global plan from a brilliant futuristic thinker, so this is a book that can be of value to any human living on Earth. When you’re ready for a jolt of optimism, pick up this book.”—Pop Culture Nerd “Far from being a self-help book, this examines specific ideas espoused by the Dalai Lama, such as emotional hygiene, compassionate economy, and education of the heart that can make the world a better place. An optimistic and thoughtful primer with practical applications.”—Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

A Force for Good

How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism

Author: John G. Taft

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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After the crisis of 2008, the social contract between the financial industry and everyone else was badly broken-perhaps, it seemed, irrevocably. Since then, banks have paid out billion-dollar settlements and Congress has passed some new laws, but a deeper rapprochement is still missing. John Taft has gathered some of the greatest financial minds of our time to explore how Wall Street can harness the same creative energy that invented credit default swaps and channel it towards the public good- in the form of a stable retirement system, investment strategies that protect the environment and reward responsible corporate behavior, and a financial industry with a culture of ethics, integrity and client focus. These perspectives, from a who's who of leaders in the field, offer a blueprint for a new kind of responsible finance and banking that secures the future for everyone. Contributors include: * Robert Shiller on financial capitalism and innovation *Charles D. Ellis on restoring ethical standards *Sheila Bair on regulatory reform *John C. Bogle and Mary Schapiro on rebuilding investor trust *Judd Gregg on long-term fiscal imbalances *Barbara Novick on the retirement savings gap *David Blood on sustainable finance. With so much brainpower in the financial sector, the potential for change is limitless. A Force for Good is the call to action the industry sorely needs.

A Force for Good

How the American News Media Have Propelled Positive Change

Author: Rodger Streitmatter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245123

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 1493

In this refreshing account of the Fourth Estate’s efforts to improve U.S. society, Streitmatter draws on historical and contemporary examples, primary and secondary sources, to provide a thoughtful tour of American history, social change, and the benefits of a robust media.

Making Globalisation a Force for Good

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101627823

Category: Globalization

Page: 116

View: 3039

Globalisation refers to the process of growing interdependence between the economies and businesses of different countries, with the ever increasing movement across national boundaries of goods, services, investment finance and jobs. This White Paper considers the Government's policy approach towards international trade and investment, based upon its commitment to sustainable development and in the context of an enlarged EU. It addresses the implications of globalisation both nationally and internationally, and sets out the Government's vision of a world trading system which is fair as well as free for all. It contains three sections which focus on: i) the internationalisation of business, markets and production, EU developments, and the experience of developing countries; ii) how to ensure the UK economy benefits from globalisation; and iii) the role of trade and investment in global poverty reduction, including the Doha Development Agenda, market liberalisation in developing countries, international regulation, agricultural trade and development, environmental protection and labour standards, promoting corporate social responsibility, and improving the functioning of the World Trade Organization.

Hitchens vs. Blair

Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World

Author: Tony Blair,Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770890203

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 1455

Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world’s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this edition of The Munk Debates -- Canada’s premier international debate series -- Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? This exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?

Soziale Intelligenz

Wer auf andere zugehen kann, hat mehr vom Leben

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426451166

Category: Self-Help

Page: 560

View: 2047

Daniel Goleman, Autor des Weltbestsellers Emotionale Intelligenz, präsentiert auf Basis der Psychologie und Hirnforschung revolutionäre Erkenntnisse: Unsere „soziale Intelligenz“ ist nicht nur grundlegend für den täglichen Umgang mit Fremden, Freunden, Partnern und Kollegen, sondern sie beeinflusst auch direkt unser persönliches Glück. „Soziale Intelligenz“ ist zunächst unabdingbar für das Funktionieren unserer Gesellschaft. Sie bildet aber auch die Grundlage jeder ausfüllenden zwischenmenschlichen Beziehung – sei es die zwischen Mann und Frau, Eltern und Kind oder zwischen Vorgesetzten und Mitarbeitern. Damit ist sie auch ursächlich verantwortlich für unser ganz persönliches seelisches und körperliches Wohlbefinden. Die gute Nachricht dieses Buches: Wir selbst können die Qualität dieser Beziehungen gestalten, unsere Fähigkeit zur Empathie stärken und somit unsere soziale Kompetenz verbessern.

Investing with Impact

Why Finance is a Force for Good

Author: Jeremy Balkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186162X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7176

Investing with Impact: Why Finance Is a Force for Good outlines the roadmap to reinvigorating a skeptical public and demoralized financial services industry by making the case that, contrary to popular misconception, finance is not the cause of the world's problems; in fact, it can provide the solution. Author Jeremy Balkin presents the case that the finance industry can improve the state of the world by positively influencing the allocation of capital. Investing With Impact explains the methodology of Balkin's 6 E Paradigm, opening the toolbox to this revolutionary framework for the first time. In so doing, Balkin expands the impact investment universe, enabling mainstream capital to flow where opportunities generate positive investment returns and have demonstrable social impact. Described by the Huffington Post as the "Anti-Wolf of Wall Street," Balkin is challenging the status quo on Wall Street by leading the intellectual debate embracing the $1 trillion frontier impact investment market opportunity. The book demonstrates conclusively that, if we can change the culture in finance, we can change the world for the better.

Screw Business As Usual

Turning Capitalism Into a Force for Good

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7859

-A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur---

The B Corp Handbook

How to Use Business as a Force for Good

Author: Ryan Honeyman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626560447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9670

Join a Growing movement: Learn how you can join a fast-growing global movement to redefine success in business—led by well-known icons like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s as well as disruptive upstarts like Warby Parker and Etsy—recently covered by the New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Build a better business: Drawing on best practices from 100+ B Corps, this book shows that using business as a force for good can help distinguish your company in a crowded market, attract and retain the best employees, and increase customer trust, loyalty, and evangelism for your brand. More than 1,000 companies from 80 industries and 30 countries are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. They’re called B Corporations—B Corps for short—and these businesses create high-quality jobs, help build stronger communities, and restore the environment, all while generating solid financial returns. Author and B Corp owner Ryan Honeyman worked closely with over 100 B Corp CEOs and senior executives to share their tips, advice, and best-practice ideas for how to build a better business and how to meet the rigorous standards for—and enjoy the benefits of—B Corp certification. This book makes the business case for improving your social and environmental performance and offers a step-by-step “quick start guide” on how your company can join an innovative and rapidly expanding community of businesses that want to make money and make a difference.



Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426438143

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2682

Das neue, große Kriminal-Epos des amerikanischen Bestseller-Autors Don Winslow. In den Straßenschluchten von New York lässt der internationale Star-Autor Don Winslow ein alptraumhaft realistisches Szenario von Drogen, Menschenhandel, Mord entstehen. Er zeichnet die todbringende Allianz von staatlichen Stellen und organisiertem Verbrechen: Sie sehen sich als Elitetruppe der Polizei, eine verschworene Einheit, ausgestattet mit weitreichenden technischen und rechtlichen Möglichkeiten. Gemeinsam sollen sie für Ruhe und Ordnung in ihrem Revier sorgen, dem nördlichen Manhattan. Und genau das tun sie. Hier gelten ihre Spielregeln, hier geschieht nichts ohne ihr Wissen. Doch die Truppe ist extremem Stress ebenso ausgesetzt wie extremen Risiken ... und extremen Verlockungen ... Don Winslows neues Meisterwerk – erschütternd, brutal und unnachgiebig. "Don Winslows "Corruption" ist faszinierend, eine echter Wurf. Stellen Sie sich "Der Pate" vor, aber mit Cops. So gut ist es." – Stephen King "Mit eindringlicher Menschlichkeit in den tragischen Details und mit einer epischen Monumentalität, die geradezu an Shakespeare erinnert – vermutlich der beste Cop-Roman aller Zeiten." – Lee Child "In diesem epischen Roman voll niederschmetternder moralischer Komplexität blickt Don Winslow durch die Augen eines höchst erfahrenen und korrupten Polizisten tief in die Seele des modernen Amerika. Leser von modernen Meistern wie Don DeLillo, Richard Price und Geroge Pelecanons werden reichlich belohnt werden." – Publishers Weekly "Don Winslow hat das kreiert, was wahrscheinlich zum Inbegriff des Polizei-Romans werden wird." – Booklist

Good Profit

How Profitable Business Can Be a Force for Good; Conference Proceedings

Author: Andreas Widmer,Beatriz Lopez,Claire Keith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986182614


Page: 124

View: 1408

This book presents the proceedings from the third conference co-sponsored by the Busch School of Business and Economics and the Napa Institute took place October 4-6, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Participants included a mix of several hundred business, Church, and academic leaders as well as students from Catholic University. The conference's theme, Good Profit: How Profitable Business Can be a Force for Good, explored the synergies between Charles Koch's personal business philosophy, Market-Based Management, with the principles of Catholic social doctrine and the lived experience of Catholic business leaders. Speakers and panelists explored three central questions: What is good profit? What is required for profit to be good? How is good profit to be achieved?

Dialog mit dem Dalai Lama

wie wir destruktive Emotionen überwinden können

Author: Daniel Goleman,Friedrich Griese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423342070


Page: 555

View: 5764


Sumantra Ghoshal on Management

A Force for Good

Author: Julian Birkinshaw,Sumantra Ghoshal

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273701835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 5477

Sumantra Ghoshal on Management represents Ghoshal¿s twenty-year intellectual odyssey to challenge the underpinnings of management thought; to expose, rework and replace the foundation stones of management thinking. Exploring his key ideas, and reflecting his genius for collaboration along the way, this book shows how he had become a force for good in the world of management The first book to bring all the key Ghoshal writings together in one place. When a guru is well known and respected collected guru works sell extremely well. Ghoshal was perhaps the foremost management theorist in Europe, and has an army of personal and professional admirers. Today's leading lights in management and strategy provide context and commentary. Introduction by Julian Birkinshaw, discusses Goshal's work as a whole and its relevance to today's business environment. Published on the anniversary of Goshal¿s death, this title will be timely and supported by a national PR campaign that is sure to grab attention. Goshal's works are well grounded in research but deeply applicable to the everyday working environment. AUDIENCE: Will sell well to academics and general business readers alike. Key audience categories: senior managers, consultants, academics and students. BENCHMARKS: The Essential Drucker, HarperCollins 2003. Maslow on Management, John Wiley 1998.

Ins Dunkel

Author: Jane Harper

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644404488

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9419

Ein atmosphärisch dichter und psychologisch ausgefeilter Krimi, der im Busch Australiens spielt - dort, wo der Wald am undurchdringlichsten ist. Fünf Frauen unternehmen eine von ihrer Firma organisierte Wanderung durch den dichtesten Teil des australischen Buschs, ausgerüstet nur mit Kompass und Landkarte. Tage später kommen nur vier von ihnen zurück... Aaron Falk, Ermittler der australischen Finanzpolizei, und seine Kollegin Carmen müssen die vermisste Alice Russell finden, denn sie ist ihre zentrale Informantin bei Bailey Tennants, einem Unternehmen, das unter Verdacht steht, Geld zu waschen. Alice kennt nicht nur die Machenschaften der Firma, sondern auch die dunklen Geheimnisse ihrer Kolleginnen - an deren Vertuschung womöglich jemand ein vitales Interesse hat. Die Suche nach Alice ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit, die Kälte und die Nässe - und die Angst, denn im Busch treibt sich womöglich ein Serienmörder herum. Doch die wahre Gefahr droht von ganz anderer Seite... Grausamer als die Natur ist nur der Mensch.

Force for Good

The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity

Author: Brian Engelland

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1622824784


Page: 240

View: 7607

These pages show you how to infuse integrity into your business and why it is so essential to success. You will learn not only the responsibilities you have to your employees, to your customers, and to society in general, but also why you must fulfill these responsibilities to remain competitive. In short, you’ll learn how to do the right thing in business, and how to do it the right way. From Force for Good you’ll learn: The one principal concern of business (Hint: it’s not profit)The particular virtues you must have to run a good businessWhat natural law is and how it applies to businessThe 3 elements of business integrityThe 4 core principles of Catholic social doctrine that render even very competitive businesses humaneThe 6 things you must consider when making ethical decisionsThe 10 steps you must take now to develop integrity in your business These helpful pages include, as well: Scriptural support for Catholic Social Doctrines related to businessDozens of quotes from papal encyclicals about businessMany real-life examples from real businesses, successful and notPlus, much more to make you a better person and your business a better business!

Gautama Buddhas Nachfolger

Eine Kraft für das Gute in unserer Zeit

Author: Robert Powell,Estelle Isaacson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783906240008


Page: 178

View: 6513