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SELFISH ALTRUISM: Managing & Executing Successful Change Initiatives Paperback – September 15, 2012


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621418103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621418108
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Management books tend to either stress collaboration and teamwork or leadership style. Dan's book honestly and directly balances the equation by elaborating on the benefits of both collaboration (altruism) and leadership (selfishness) as absolutely necessary in any well functioning organization. His concepts fit a Darwinian perspective that survival depends both on individual and group behaviors to sustain the culture.
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Format: Paperback
Selfish Altruism
By Moe Glenner
Booklocker.com, INC
Sept 15, 2012
ISBN-10: 1621418103
ISBN-13: 978-16241418108
128 pages
e-book Version

"...willpower can be learned, we can use this as the basis for effectuating and maintaining both personal and business related changes."

This book is aimed at everyone who has ever made an excuse; which is all of us. Glenner breaks down the theory that our actions, even if altruistic by nature, are also selfish as do things that will have a positive effect on us, be it emotional or physical. That the real focus needs to be on positive thinking, as when we are happy, we are more apt to be productive, which affects not only ourselves, but those around us which ultimately trickles forward and so on; the results can echo the effect through the entire world, in our everyday lives, touching people we will never meet, but all resulting from our own acts.

Glenner compares his experience as a pilot to show examples in this book of how people's behaviors, thinking, and actions are all based on what he calls the "chains of change." There is a "change failure chain" and a "change success chain" and both are exemplary examples leaving the reader capable of understanding with ease the point Glenner is trying to drive home.

While this isn't your standard self-help book, and is even written as to say it is not a self-help book, it is still a self-help book. If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck, it must be a duck. However, in spite of its labeling, this book is very informative and easy tool to help readers open their eyes a bit wider and be a better person in all aspects of their lives and others.
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