How to Change the World

Author: John-Paul Flintoff

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250030684

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 2305

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS A VARIETY OF USEFUL IDEAS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO STIMULATE, PROVOKE, AND CONSOLE. We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels like we lack the ability to make a difference. Author, broadcaster, and journalist John-Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn't like something, they could change it. Combining fresh new insights from history and other disciplines, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in.

How to Change the World

Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

Author: David Bornstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195334760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 6107

David Bornstein's How to Change the World is the first book to study a remarkable and growing group of individuals around the world - what Bornstein calls social entrepreneurs. These men and women are bringing innovative, and successful, grass-roots approaches to a wide variety of social and economic problems, from rural poverty in India to discrimination against gypsies in Central Europe; from industrial pollution in the United States to child prostitution in Thailand. Like business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs are creative, driven, and adventurous. The embrace change, exploit new opportunities, and think big. In How to Change the World, Bornstein provides vivid profiles of many such individuals, looking at the personalities, strategies, and techniques they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will see how social entrepreneurs bring about structural changes intheir societies - in other words, how one human being can make a difference. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers.The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffetts charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.

31 Ways to Change the World

We are what We Do

Author: Tanis Taylor

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763645060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 67

View: 8882

This book contains 31 suggestions and activities that kids can do that help the environment and other people.

Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties

Author: Libuse Binder

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402228236

Category: Nature

Page: 324

View: 7312

A giftable roadmap for twentysomethings who want to make a difference An inspiring collection of ideas to help millennials tackle today's toughest issues, this book taps into the potential of this energetic, influential generation and shows readers how they can shape tomorrow by: Volunteering in ways big and small Supporting political actions that reflect individual values Leading an eco-active lifestyle Using their buying power to encourage better business practices Eating well locally Throwing a party with a purpose Choosing environmentally responsible travel Turning their passion into a vocation With a rating scale that guides readers to activities based on the amount of time, money, and lifestyle impact they're ready for, and peppered with true tales of twentysomethings who've made an impact, Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties provides resources and opportunities for aspiring activists and the casually concerned alike.

365 Ways To Change the World

How to Make a Difference-- One Day at a Time

Author: Michael Norton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416548327

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 4980

You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action, but will achieve something positive: Observe a "Buy Nothing Day" Plant a "peace pole" Sew a panel for an AIDS memorial quilt Collect rainwater to water your plants The suggestions cover twelve important areas in which you can influence change, including in your local community, as a consumer, making a cultural contribution, and addressing problems such as the environment, health, and human rights. You can go through the book day by day or use the index to flip to the issues that concern you most; to help you take action, a complementary website links straight to many of the sources listed in the book. Great to give as well as to keep, this is an inspiring, practical resource for making the world a better place -- one day at a time.

To Change the World

The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

Author: James Davison Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199745390

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 6896

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Christians in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly transformative? In To Change the World, James Davison Hunter offers persuasive--and provocative--answers to these questions. Hunter begins with a penetrating appraisal of the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire. Because change implies power, all Christian eventually embrace strategies of political engagement. Hunter offers a trenchant critique of the political theologies of the Christian Right and Left and the Neo-Anabaptists, taking on many respected leaders, from Charles Colson to Jim Wallis and Stanley Hauerwas. Hunter argues that all too often these political theologies worsen the very problems they are designed to solve. What is really needed is a different paradigm of Christian engagement with the world, one that Hunter calls "faithful presence"--an ideal of Christian practice that is not only individual but institutional; a model that plays out not only in all relationships but in our work and all spheres of social life. He offers real-life examples, large and small, of what can be accomplished through the practice of "faithful presence." Such practices will be more fruitful, Hunter argues, more exemplary, and more deeply transfiguring than any more overtly ambitious attempts can ever be. Written with keen insight, deep faith, and profound historical grasp, To Change the World will forever change the way Christians view and talk about their role in the modern world.

How to Change the World

The Essential Guide for Social Sector Leaders

Author: Craig Dearden-Phillips

Publisher: Turnpike Press

ISBN: 0955963222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8073

Every leader in the social sector starts out believing they can change the world. But they often find that making a clear, measurable difference isn't easy. Few, by mid-career, are achieving quite as much impact as they anticipated. Some leaders settle for that and focus on having a decent career. Others don't sit back. Instead, they look to take their effectiveness as a social sector leader to another level. This book shares the experience of more than 25 exceptional leaders running successful charities, social enterprises and public service mutuals. 'We need honest discussion and bold solutions to the challenges facing our society today. This book will help you play your part in leading the change we all need to see,' Norman Lamb MP We're seeing increasing insecurity and instability in the charity sector as funding becomes harder to secure. This book will help you adapt to these changing times, survive and succeed.' Dawn Austwick, CEO Big Lottery Fund

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Bray Pipher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594482533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 3321

Integrating practical instruction with inspiration and reflections, the author explains how to convey a meaningful message through one's writing, describing the various steps in the writing process as well as the various forms of advocacy writing.

Connecting to Change the World

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Author: Peter Plastrik,Madeleine Taylor,John Cleveland

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091533X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4164

Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt a network-centric approach to solving difficult problems. Building networks of like-minded organizations and people offers them a way to weave together and create strong alliances that get better leverage, performance, and results than any single organization is able to do. While the advantages of such networks are clear, there are few resources that offer easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Drawn from the authors’ deep experience with more than thirty successful network projects, Connecting to Change the World provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert knowledge needed to build better performing networks. Readers will gain greater confidence and ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities. Easily understandable and full of actionable advice, Connecting to Change the World is an informative guide to creating collaborative solutions to tackle the most difficult challenges society faces.

How to Change the World

Reflections on Marx and Marxism

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300176163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

View: 4191

A penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, by a world-renowned historian of Marxism

Young Enough to Change the World

Stories of Kids and Teens Who Turned Their Dreams Into Action

Author: Michael R. Connolly,Brie K. Goolbis

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935826425

Category: Humanitarianism

Page: 154

View: 505

Presents fifteen stories of young people from around the world who has made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Managing to Change the World

The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results

Author: Alison Green,Jerry Hauser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118137612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 3244

"Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priorityA nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: Managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; Setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills: addressing performance problems and dismissing staffers who fall short Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Give guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with yourboss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately"--

Letters to Change the World

From Pankhurst to Orwell

Author: Travis Elborough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473560489

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9406

‘We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed’ Martin Luther King In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change the World is a collection of inspiring letters offering reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our personal and political beliefs is not merely a crucial right but a duty if we want to change the world. Edited by Travis Elborough, the collection includes George Orwell's warning on totalitarianism, Martin Luther King's 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail', Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on peace, Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, Nelson Mandela's letter to his children from prison and Time's Up on the abuse of power.

You Are Mighty

A Guide to Changing the World

Author: Caroline Paul

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681199181

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6127

Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start. From the author of The Gutsy Girl comes a book for those with a fierce sense of justice, a good sense of humor, and a big heart. This guide features change-maker tips, tons of DIY activities, and stories about the kids who have paved the way before, from famous activists like Malala Yousafzai and Claudette Colvin to the everyday young people whose habit changes triggered huge ripple effects. So make a sign, write a letter, volunteer, sit-in, or march! There are lots of tactics to choose from, and you're never too young to change the world.

The Simplest Way to Change the World

Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life

Author: Dustin Willis,Brandon Clements

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802495117

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6831

How to make disciples using hospitality Deep down, every Christian wants to make a difference. But for many of us, the years come and go and we never do. The good news is: change can be as simple as opening your front door. The Simplest Way to Change the World is about biblical hospitality and its power for the gospel. Since people will sooner enter a living room than a church, hospitality is a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ. You’ll learn: How the home can be a hub for community How hospitality leads to joy, purpose, and belonging How it grows families to love the things of God How it’s not about being the perfect host How to be hospitable regardless of your living space Hospitality is a beautiful legacy of the church, and a great way to make disciples. As you open your life up to others, you share in the very character of God and experience His joy. And you get to witness lives change—including your own. Includes 20+ creative ideas for hospitality, plus questions for small groups

Kids Who Are Changing the World

Author: Anne Jankeliowitch

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402295340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8591

The inspiring stories of 45 young heroes who have made an impact on our planet. Forty-five young people from around the world (including twelve from the U.S. and four from Canada) are doing something every day to make the world a better place. They discovered issues that concerned them and did something about it. With skills ranging from singing, drawing, and painting to fund-raising, public demonstrations, and events, they have fought climate change and pollution, and worked to protect animals and their natural habitats. This inspiring book also includes reference materials and suggestions on how readers can get involved.

A Selfish Plan to Change the World

Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems

Author: Justin Dillon

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718084578

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3531

You are exactly what the world needs What if your search for meaning could solve the world’s problems? What if everything you are passionate about could save a life or change history? Justin Dillon argues it can, and A Selfish Plan to Change the World shows how. In this paradigm-shifting new book, Dillon--the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World--reveals the secret to a life of deep and lasting significance: the discovery that our need for meaning is inextricably linked to the needs of the world. A Selfish Plan to Change the World delivers a revolutionary method for meeting both needs. Drawing upon his own unlikely transformation from touring musician to founder of a global movement and telling the stories of other surprising world-changers, Dillon shows how to create a life of deep purpose by stepping into the problems of the world. Taking readers on a journey from sweatshops in India to punk rock concerts in Ireland, Dillon exposes the limitations of the "giving back" approach involving donations and volunteerism to reveal the unexpected power of "giving in" to pursue self-interest in a way that alters the very dynamics of the world’s most challenging problems. A Selfish Plan to Change the World is your "self-help-others" guide to a life that matters, demonstrating how you can repurpose your existing talents, backstory, and networks to improve the lives of others. Changing the world no longer belongs only to martyrs and professional do-gooders. You can live an extraordinary life. You can change the world. All you ever needed was a plan.

If You Really Want to Change the World

A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures

Author: Henry Kressel,Norman Winarsky

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625278306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 719

Silicon Valley’s latest trend for creating new ventures is based on trial and error: test market needs with new product concepts and a minimum amount of capital, expect that the product may not meet the market need, so fail fast and try another product with the hope that a product-market fit will eventually emerge. But this fail fast, step-and-pivot philosophy is like taking a random walk in the forest without a compass. If You Really Want to Change the World is about helping entrepreneurs find true north. Henry Kressel and Norman Winarsky—technologists, inventors, and investors with stellar track records—provide a guide for those who wish to create a market-leading company that will have a real impact: a disciplined and staged approach they have used to launch, invest in, and develop scores of highly successful companies. If You Really Want to Change the World leads entrepreneurs through the critical stages of venture development, from concept to acquisition or public offering to maintaining a rich culture of innovation in the company. It is a guide by innovators for innovators, with approaches that are practical and timeless. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as well as those of their partners from around the world, Kressel and Winarsky share the stories of their triumphs and misses, demonstrate their method in action, and inspire their readers in the process. There are more opportunities now than ever before to build breakthrough companies that touch millions of lives. If this is your goal, let this book be your guide to creating world-changing ventures.


A Guide to Changing the World Through Personal Evolution

Author: Michael Stephens

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846943108

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 185

View: 902

You are the only thing in the world you can change. And when you change, the whole world changes with you. Provolution invites you on an odyssey of personal transformation from your mind, your body and your spirit, guiding you towards the natural wellbeing, emotional freedom and spiritual peace you deserve. From endemic global egotism to the enduring deception of time, Provolution describes how the world has become stuck in a spiral of suffering perpetuated by flawed ideas that have endured for millennia. Drawing upon natural concepts like human spirit, uni-time, i-go, and relational mirrors, Provolution empowers you with real world skills to take back control of a future that you have relinquished to an illusion of fear and to transcend the conditioning that compels you to suffer. Provolution is your guide to spiritual evolution in a world that likes your suffering exactly as it is. If you're seeking global change, begin by provolving your own.

The Pencil Project

How to Change The World

Author: James Ryan Orr

Publisher: Develop Africa


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 812

Compulsively readable, The Pencil Project is an emotionally engaging story that will draw you in and inspire you to change the world. Colleen is a girl who wants to do something that is real, real and big, real and big and world-changing. When her fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Kent gives a class project to ‘Change the World’ Colleen, along with her classmates, accept the challenge with astonishing results. When Colleen hears about school kids in Africa who do not have access to pencils and other school supplies, she begins a pencil drive. What began as a school project soon takes on a life of its own, growing into something that is real, real and big, real and big and world-changing. Nadege is one of the kids in Africa who received Colleen’s pencils. This inspires her to work hard to become the best she can be. Nadege’s quest for knowledge and her desire to change the world leads her to the US. In an unforeseen twist, the ripples caused by Colleen’s pencil project touch their lives in ways they could never imagine.