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Each essay is a short two to five pages of insight and wisdom, distilled down to the core message with little fluff. From Jon Acuff, I learned that it's better to dream backwards than to move forward. In essence, instead of thinking about what you want to be and do with your life, think about what you've done in the past that you've loved. That gives you a targeted idea as to what makes you tick and and feel alive. Michael Bungay Stanier explains how scars are stories, both physical and emotional. Those stories can be of love or fear, depending on how you look at it. Instead of your scar being a disability that prevents you from doing things, your scar can be a distinctive element of your personal style, one that drives you, gives you a source of power, and allows you to stand out in a crowd. Finally, Nancy Duarte reminds me that being bland isn't an option. My ideas need to stand out in order to be noticed. I need to show the gap between what is and what could be, I need to have a strong and clear position on the situation, and most important, I need passion.
Even if none of the book price went to an excellent cause, End Malaria would be a good purchase. Of course, the book wouldn't be titled End Malaria in that case. :) But when you look at the value of this book, both for yourself and for the millions who die from mosquito bites every year, purchasing End Malaria becomes a no-brainer.
Part 1 - Tap Your Strengths: Kevin Kelly - What You Don't Have To Do; Roger Martin - Thin-slicing; Pam Slim - The Voice in Your Head; Mitch Joel - Personal Branding Is Not Optional; Permal Shah - The Keys to Kiva; John Acuff - Dream Backward To Move Forward; Sir Ken Robinson - Find Your Element; Michael Bungay Stanier - I'm Scarred
Part 2 - Create Freedom: Derik Sivers - In a Perfect World...; Barry Schwartz - The Choices That Matter; Jonah Lehrer - Don't Pay Attention; Danielle LaPorte - What Creative Types Already Know About Productivity; Steven Johnson - Genius Is In the Margins of Your Attention; Steph Corker Irwin - Permission To Be Funny; Josh Linkner - What's Your Idea Schedule?; Jeff Jarvis - Beta-think
Part 3 - Love & Be Kind; Brene Brown - The Strength of Vulnerability; Gary Vaynerchuk - The Best Marketing Strategy Ever; Eileen McDargh - Work Is a Four-Letter Word; Lauryn Ballesteros - Just Make It Up; Sally Hogshead - Here's to the Haters; Scott Stratten - Three Words from Ann Landers; Tom Peters - Pursuing Excellence
Part 4 - Disrupt Normal - Nancy Duarte - Don't Be the Bland Leading the Bland; Ryan Vanderbilt - Thinking Was Ruining My Life; Bill Jensen - The Biggest Distance in the World; Nilofer Merchant - Avoiding Suck-ness and Silence; Rich Fernandez - You the Operating System; Nicholas Carr - Build Bridges; Seth Godin - Heads or Tails?
Part 5 - Take Small Steps: Chris Gillebeau - Ordinary Courage; Jonathan Fields - Dancing with Uncertainty; Robert Biswas-Diener - Stop Complaining and Muster the Courage to Lead; Alexandra Levit - Change Your Career While at Work Today; Chris Brogan - Countdown to Escape Velocity; Dave Ramsey - "Indecisive Leader" Is an Oxymoron; Josh Kaufman - Create a Personal Master Plan
Part 6 - Embrace Systems: David Allen - The Strategic Value of Clear Space; Dan Pink - What's the Matter with Millennials? Richard E. Lapchick - Good Work: Hoops Triumps in Senegal; Gopi Kallayil - Flourishing Inside the Lion's Den; Milissa Daimler - Learning in the New World of Work; Les McKeown - The Power of the Mundane; Scott Belsky - Reconsider Your Approach to Organization
Part 7 - Get Physical: Gwen Bell - Unplug; Kum Kouzes & Barry Pozner - Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership; Sally Bonneywell, Kim Lafferty & Sue Cruse - How Can We "Do More, Feel Better, Live Longer?"; David Rock - Rewards, Threats, and What Truly Motivates People; Keith Ferrazzi - The 15-Minute Secret; Daymond John - Living the Brand; Tony Schwartz - The 90-Minute Plan
Part 8 - Collaborate: Lynda Gratton - Riding with the Posse; Gina Trapani - Reflections; Gary E. Knell - Muppet Marketing; Charlene Li - The Importance of Failure; Patrick Lencioni - Making Virtual Teams Work; Andy Smith - Make a Difference with Design Thinking; Alan Webber - What Does It Take To Do Great Work?; Ashley Sleep - Hope To Dream
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It is a difference maker with its content, filled with strong, wise, diverse, experienced voices that will inspire and guide you toward growing a more sustainable business, becoming a stronger leader, and making a bigger impact.
It is a difference maker in its mission. Its core goal is to end the plight of those who suffer and die from malaria.
High quality substance to help you live your best life design combined with generous humanitarian aid to save the lives of our brothers and sisters who suffer through no choice of their own.
This is innovative great work that calls for each of us to support it best we can.
Mollie Marti, JD, PhD
Author of "WALKING WITH JUSTICE: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life's Greatest Mentors"
That's all you really need to know.
$20 will send a mosquito net to a family in need in Africa, where, currently, a child dies every 45 seconds from malaria.
You can buy the book faster than that!
You can also buy the large format paperback and rest assured that $20 of the $25 price will help end malaria, a preventable and treatable disease.
The book itself is a beautifully-edited compilation of short essays by 62 well-known business authors and thinkers, including Pam Slim, Nancy Duarte, Sally Hogshead and Danielle LaPorte (yes, I highlighted some of the women on purpose). They all write on the topic of Great Work, meaning both fulfulling and impactful work.
There are many moving parts behind the book. It's a brilliantly combined initiative of editor Michael Bungay Stanier and Box of Crayons, Seth Godin and The Domino Project, the charity Malaria No More (which will dispense the funds) and Amazon itself - in addition to a number of corporate sponsors. All the players donated time, talent, production costs and/or money over many months to make this happen.
But your part is clear and quick: click and buy and you will save a child's life.
And the fact that this book is, literally, saving lives in the process ($20 from each $25 copy sold goes to "Malaria No More," an international advocacy organization working to end malaria deaths by 2015) is icing on the cake.
Actually, it IS the cake...the learning is the icing.
Changing the world and saving lives while getting smarter and inspired at the same time...what could be better than that?
Spread the good word about this amazing contribution from Seth Godin's "Domino Project."
Though not a substitute or significant source of new insights for some of my favorite authors (Steven Johnson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, etc.), you do get their 'essence.'
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