How to Change the World

Author: John-Paul Flintoff,The School of Life

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447213068

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference. 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, politics and modern culture, 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. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton
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Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties

Author: Libuse Binder

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402247664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN? Throwing a party. Preparing a meal. Sending an email. These are things you do all the time. How can they really make a difference? Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties shows how to transform these everyday activities into world-changing events: Throw a party with a purpose. Prepare a sustainable meal. Send an email to your representative. An inspiring collection of ideas that can make the world a better place, this book taps into the potential of an energetic, influential generation and lights the path to shaping tomorrow by: Digging into what you love Volunteering in ways big and small Supporting political actions that reflect your values Leading an eco-active lifestyle Simplifying and reducing your footprint Using your buying power to encourage better business practices Eating well locally Hosting a party with a purpose Exploring the world through environmentally responsible travel Turning your passion into a vocation With a rating scale based on the time, money, and lifestyle impact required, 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 you to use your talents to help create a history we can all be proud of. *** "Everywhere I go around the planet, I find young people, fresh from college, leading the new green movement. With savvy and heart, they're making a real difference—and as this book shows, you can too!" Bill McKibben | 350.org
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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

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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
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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

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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.
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31 Ways to Change the World

We are what We Do

Author: N.A

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763645060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 67

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

The Social Impact of One Laptop Per Child

Author: Charles Kane,Walter Bender,Jody Cornish,Neal Donahue

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137000481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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UNESCO estimates that eleven percent of primary school–age children—seventy-two million worldwide—are not enrolled in or attending school. Children who do attend may find themselves in schools that lack adequate space, facilities, or resources—impossible situations for learning. It is against this backdrop of profound need that One Laptop per Child (OLPC) emerged in 2005. The mission of the organization is to "empower the children of developing countries to learn." They created the first affordable netbook specifically built to withstand harsh climates and the handling of young children—the bright green and white XO. At the 2005 World Economic Forum, Nicholas Negroponte, the MIT researcher who co-founded the Media Lab and OLPC, introduced the XO laptop to the world and described a new approach to changing education in developing countries. First, children must have access to information (through low-cost data communications) and the tools to educate themselves (affordable computers and learning software). Secondly, the fundamental approach to education must shift from passive knowledge acquisition to active construction of knowledge (learning how to learn). Thirdly, OLPC planned to build an organization with the capability to deliver these computers and support these shifts globally. It was an audacious vision of how to bring about a massive educational change. Learning to Change the World is the story of One Laptop per Child—a story that will resonate with entrepreneurs and social innovators in any field. OLPC is an example of a non-profit organization with aspirations for systemic change on a global scale, yet wrestling with tough questions that will be familiar to any social entrepreneur: how to ensure market forces support the scale up of a social program; how to balance the need to repeat past successes but still leave room for innovation; how to leverage a network to expand impact beyond your original capabilities; and how to help people without creating dependence. The authors set out to tell the real story of their journey—both successes and failures. For both ardent supporters and critics alike, this book presents both an invitation and a challenge: to set aside preconceived notions about OLPC and read the inside story of the origins and evolution of the organization.
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How to Change the World

Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

Author: David Bornstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. 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.
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Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440679460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.
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The Pencil Project

How To Change The World

Author: James Ryan Orr

Publisher: Develop Africa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Compulsively readable, The Pencil Project is an emotionally engaging story that will draw you in and inspire you to change the world.
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How to Change Your World

Author: Osemeka Anthony

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640714075

Category:

Page: 64

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Psychology - Miscellaneous, grade: A, Atlantic International University, course: Master degree Program, language: English, abstract: What business entrepreneurs are to the economy, social entrepreneurs are to social change. They are the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up-and remake the world for the better. David Bornstein tells the awesome stories of these remarkable individuals of which many are in the United States, others in countries from Brazil to Hungary, providing an In Search of Excellence for the social sector. In America, one man, J.B. Schramm, has helped thousands of low-income high school students get into college. In South Africa, one woman, Veronica Khosa, developed a home-based care model for AIDS patients that changed government health policy. In Brazil, Fabio Rosa helped bring electricity to hundreds of thousands of remote rural residents. Another American, James Grant, is credited with saving 25 million lives by leading and "marketing" a global campaign for immunization. Yet another, Bill Drayton, created a pioneering foundation, Ashoka, that has funded and supported these social entrepreneurs and over a thousand like them, leveraging the power of their ideas across the globe. These extraordinary stories highlight a massive transformation that is going largely unreported by the media, around the world. The fastest-growing segment of society is the nonprofit sector, as millions of ordinary people, social entrepreneurs are increasingly stepping in to solve the problems where governments and bureaucracies have failed. How to Change the World shows, as its title suggests, that with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a surprising difference. For anyone seeking to make a positive mark on the world, this will be both an inspiring and an invaluable book. It will change the way you see the world.
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How to Change the World

Reflections on Marx and Marxism

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300178255

Category: Philosophy

Page: 479

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"The ideas of capitalism's most vigorous and eloquent enemy have been enlightening in every era, the author contends, and our current historical situation of free-market extremes suggests that reading Marx may be more important now than ever. Hobsbawm begins with a consideration of how we should think about Marxism in the post-communist era, observing that the features we most associate with Soviet and related regimes--command economies, intrusive bureaucratic structures, and an economic and political condition of permanent was--are neither derived from Marx's ideas nor unique to socialist states. Further chapters discuss pre-Marxian socialists and Marx's radical break with them, Marx's political milieu, and the influence of his writings on the anti-fascist decades, the Cold War, and the post--Cold War period. Sweeping, provocative, and full of brilliant insights, How to Change the World challenges us to reconsider Marx and reassess his significance in the history of ideas." --Publisher's website.
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How to Change the World

Reflections on Marx and Marxism

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300176163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

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A penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, by a world-renowned historian of Marxism
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How to Change the World While Waiting for Your Toast

Author: Randy Friesen,Mark Wardell

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412035384

Category:

Page: 132

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This book is purposely short. It is meant for people who don't have time to read. If that's you...this book is written for you. Take an hour, grab a coffee and read. While you are reading, have a pen handy. You'll come up with some ideas that will change your world. Write them down in the book. It's easy, quick and it could change your entire situation or business as you know it. People have asked us if this is a business book or a personal growth book. Our answer is simple. It's both! As business consultants we do something unique when starting a working relationship with a company. We begin with the business owner. What is their personal mission in life? What are their personal goals? We believe that who we are as people drives who we are in the workplace or who we are as business owners. This book specifically focuses on capturing moments of time and then applying that captured time to something of lasting value. In many cases the time needed to spawn a thought that will change the world is just about the time you wait for your toast to pop out of the toaster! We hope you enjoy the read.
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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

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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.
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To Change the World

My Years in Cuba

Author: Margaret Randall

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546452

Category: History

Page: 247

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In To Change the World, the legendary writer and poet Margaret Randall chronicles her decade in Cuba from 1969 to 1980. Both a highly personal memoir and an examination of the revolution's great achievements and painful mistakes, the book paints a portrait of the island during a difficult, dramatic, and exciting time. Randall gives readers an inside look at her children's education, the process through which new law was enacted, the ins and outs of healthcare, employment, internationalism, culture, and ordinary people's lives. She explores issues of censorship and repression, describing how Cuban writers and artists faced them. She recounts one of the country's last beauty pageants, shows us a night of People's Court, and takes us with her when she shops for her family's food rations. Key figures of the revolution appear throughout, and Randall reveals aspects of their lives never before seen. More than fifty black and white photographs, most by the author, add depth and richness to this astute and illuminating memoir. Written with a poet's ear, depicted with a photographer's eye, and filled with a feminist vision, To Change the Worldùneither an apology nor gratuitous attackùadds immensely to the existing literature on revolutionary Cuba.
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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

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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.
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How I Helped to Change the World

Author: Tomas Sustaita

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493179004

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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Meet Reynaldo Steed. A denizen of the end-times. A native Houstonian living a scant less-than-1200 miles away from the first American city to be destroyed by nuclear weapons. He is a product of his environment, apathetic but intelligent, an under-achiever but with one great talent. He writes with conviction, empathy, and the ability to summon 'the gift of sincerity at will.' Yet his life is going nowhere until he meets Him. The Man Who Will Become Reynaldo's Employer: The Man Who Will Offer Reynaldo A Chance At Realizing His Life's Work. And Reynaldo must come to terms with the fact that his Employer is not at all who he seems to be. But is Reynaldo prepared to face the truth about himself?
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Simple Acts to Change the World

500 Ways to Make a Difference

Author: Amy Neumann

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507208960

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 3590

Take a stand, support the causes you believe in, and spark positive change in the world—the revolution is happening now, and through simple, everyday actions, you can be a part of it. Anyone can change the world. No matter what your interests, goals, or experiences, there is a way for you to make a difference—and even small acts go a long way towards creating impact that matters. From joining a volunteer organization for a global cause you’re passionate about, to running for your local school committee to make change within your community, or even speaking out on social media as a quick reminder that your voice matters, Simple Acts to Change the World shows you practical strategies to get actively involved every day and take matters in your own hands. You’ve already heard the call to action. Simple Acts to Change the World shows you just how to respond.
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Telling Stories to Change the World

Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

Author: Rickie Solinger,Madeline Fox,Kayhan Irani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135901279

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.
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