- The Domino Project: Designed for organizations big and small, the ideas in The Domino Project will change things for the better.
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Michael Bungay Stanier: In my last book, Do More Great Work, I talk about the power of focusing on a "Great Work Project" to channel your energy and focus on doing Great Work--the work that you care about, the work that makes a difference, the work that matters.
So in the middle of 2010, I sat down to ask myself what my Great Work Project would be, and the idea for the first version of this book appeared.
Question: The first version?
Michael Bungay Stanier: It's gone through quite a few iterations. First, it was going to be just an ebook that would be free (and hopefully viral), with requests to donate baked into it. Then it turned into a book, but I couldn't quite figure out how to get the money from the sales to the charity. And then finally into what it is today.
Question: Why malaria?
Michael Bungay Stanier: When I was thinking about my Great Work Project, I thought about having an impact at a global scale. That was fairly overwhelming, but I did some research and found that $10--the cost of a mosquito net--is the cheapest unit of global change.
Malaria is a scourge--a child dies of it every 45 seconds--and nowhere more so than in Africa. For $10, you can save lives. I though I could try and raise $10 per book. (And of course, we're actually raising twice that.)
Inspiring collection of short pieces addressing the issues we all struggle with day to day. And it's for a great cause!Published 2 months ago by Marcia Dresner
Good insights on the creative process. You are learning from variety of voices and getting exposed to new authors that you never knew and you are helping a worthy cause of ending... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garvin Boonsong
After finding out $20 of each book is donated for sending nets to help fight malaria, how could I not buy this! Read morePublished 16 months ago by ChoperPilot
I happened to stumble upon this book a few years back by reading one of Seth Godin's blogs. I really enjoyed this book (or really a collection of thoughts). Read morePublished 17 months ago by techman8768
Organized around pithy aphorisms (brief statements of eternal truths and energy sparking opinions), this book provides actionable insights from many of the leading authors and... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jeremey Donovan
Full Disclosure: I'm friends with the creator of this book. I watched it grow from a small seed to what you will shortly hold in your hands (after you click buy). Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jennifer Louden
I am very impressed by just how much is being donated for each book sold.
A great business case is made for the cause as well. Read more
Fantastic collection of essays! So many different topics from brainstorming to personal energy to being creative to being productive and so on. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by J. Hurley
I got this book a soon as was released, and sit on my virtual library until a couple of days ago. Thats the only regret I have, because it is full of nuggets and great stuff that I... Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by A. Pinaud