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How to Change the World (The School of Life) [Kindle Edition]

John-Paul Flintoff
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Book Description

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.
The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life’s big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don’t have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas—from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts—that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console.

Editorial Reviews


“Self-Help Books For the Rest of Us.”—The New York Times

“In an age of moral and practical confusions, the self-help book is crying out to be redesigned and rehabilitated. The School of Life announces a rebirth with a series that examines the great issues of life, including money, sanity, work, technology, and the desire to alter the world for the better.”—Alain de Botton, The School of Life Series Editor

“The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge.”—The Independent on Sunday (London)

Praise for Comp: A Survivor's Tale

“Flintoff has not written a history, though he has woven the essential historical facts into his nasrrative. He has done something far more rewarding and entertaining.”—The Times Literary Supplement (London)

“Entertaining and thoughtful...Flintoff is the gentlest of moralists.”—Financial Times (London)

“Manages to be both supremely entertaining and an invaluable social document.”—Telegraph (London)

About the Author

John-Paul Flintoff is an author, broadcaster and journalist. He has written several highly praised books, including Sew Your Own, in which he investigated sweat shops and global resource shortages. As a writer with the Financial Times and The Sunday Times, Flintoff has changed government policy and raised money for many good causes. He lives in London.

Product Details

  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250030676
  • Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (April 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009E7GI6A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,523 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars We have more power than we think! May 5, 2013
With this small handbook, the author John-Paul Flintoff takes the edge off from changing the world. Instead of focusing on the achievements of prominent figures, he is giving the power back to the individual. The book not only shows examples of other individuals creating grassroots impact but also includes his own sincere stories on how to change the world in a very specific and totally doable way. It's shifting my perspective to what influences I already have in my personal relationships and direct surroundings. It's also helping me become unstuck from feeling helpless in the face of all the world challenges and keeps me thinking what concrete changes I want to make happen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring March 3, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Sent copies to my son , grandson and friends with instruction to read, initial and pass on. Lets see how many sparks are kindled. Thank you John-Paul for writing your thoughts and encouragement down in a book for all to inspired from!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone can change the world January 26, 2014
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Do you believe you can change the world? After reading How to Change the World not only will you know you can, but you must. John-Paul provides a motivational framework to push yourself and others moving forward with great examples. Everyone of us has the external spark after reading this it will be ignited.
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