Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0812981448
ISBN 13: 9780812981445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Something That Matters Book Review:

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters. With every book you purchase, a new book will be provided to a child in need. One for One.™

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 0679603522
ISBN 13: 9780679603528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Something That Matters Book Review:

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good. “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters.

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 0753547406
ISBN 13: 9780753547403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start Something That Matters Book Review:

In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom and created a for profit business to help the children who he met. With the help of a local shoemaker, Blake struck out to merge activism and fashion in the form of a local canvas shoe worn by farmers and gauchos alike, called the alpargata. Blake called his creation TOMS Shoes (which stands for "Tomorrow's Shoes") and promised to give a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair that he sold. Starting with only two hundred pairs of handmade shoes, optimism, and entrepreneurial charisma, Blake successfully launched TOMS into the high fashion world. They can now be seen adorning the feet of celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, and Tobey Maguire. Blake's mission is to prove that you can achieve financial success and make the world a better place at the same time. In this book, he shares the six counterintuitive principles that have guided the growth of TOMS for the past three years: Make business personal Be resourceful without resources Reverse retirement Keep it simple Stay humble Give more, advertise less The result is an inspiring account of a young man whose entrepreneurial spirit was able to affect change in the world, and a call to others to be inspired to do the same. As part of the One for One initiative, Random House will provide a new book to a child in need with every copy of Start Something That Matters purchased.

Be a Changemaker

Be a Changemaker
Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 1582704643
ISBN 13: 9781582704647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be a Changemaker Book Review:

Presents information on creating problem-solving ventures, with advice on identifying a social issue, doing research, creating a business plan, soliciting support from friends and adults, planning an event, raising funds, and using social media for promotion.

The Only Thing That Matters

The Only Thing That Matters
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 1401941869
ISBN 13: 9781401941864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Thing That Matters Book Review:

Something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now. You have no doubt noticed it. It may be producing a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in your life, and perhaps even some major upheavals. You are probably noticing it in the lives of others as well. For a while you may have thought that this was all just your mind playing tricks on you; that things were not really happening any differently, and that you’re just a little tired, a little overcommitted, a little oversensitive. But now, as each day presents itself with obstacles mounting and challenges increasing and more and more personal issues coming up to be faced and healed, it is apparent that all of this is not an illusion, not an exaggeration. So you may be asking, "Why is all this happening? What am I doing wrong?" And here’s the answer . . . You’re doing nothing wrong. AND . . . there is something very unusual going on right now in your life, and all over the planet.

Do More Great Work

Do More Great Work
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-02-22
ISBN 10: 0761158278
ISBN 13: 9780761158271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do More Great Work Book Review:

A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work “in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?” (Seattle Pi). When you’re up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you. The exercises are “maps”—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly Best manage your overwhelming workload Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it. “Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers “[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part—he makes it easy and fun.” —David Allen, New York Times–bestselling author of Getting Things Done

How to Begin

How to Begin
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publsiher: Page Two
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN 10: 1774580586
ISBN 13: 9781774580585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Begin Book Review:

We unlock our greatness by working on the hard things. Coaching expert and bestselling author Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) is on a mission: to help people achieve their most ambitious, daunting, worthy projects. But how can you get across the threshold so you can make bolder, more courageous choices in other areas of your life? The secret doesn’t lie in mastering new habits and hacks; it’s about downloading a new operating system for your life. MBS shows you how to regain power and make forward progression on projects and dreams that are meaningful to you. First, figure out The Plan. Be unabashedly ambitious for yourself and the world, commit to the work of hard change, and begin your hero’s journey. Then, follow The Threshold Process. Set a worthy goal, weigh the prizes and punishments of acting (or not acting), and then take the first steps toward that goal. Instead of doubting yourself, fearing you’ll make a mistake, and feeling like you need to play “small” so you don’t disrupt the status quo, start showing up for yourself so you can show up for the world. Don’t regret a life half-lived. Stepping up and pursuing your dreams is hard ... and it’s exhilarating, and it’s important. Let MBS show you how to get clear, get confident, and start anything that matters.

Made for These Times

Made for These Times
Author: Justin Zoradi
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0310351103
ISBN 13: 9780310351108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for These Times Book Review:

In fearful, uncertain times, how can we find significance in something greater than ourselves? Award-winning social entrepreneur Justin Zoradi was once haunted by this question as a young person daunted by the world's needs, yet wanting to make a difference. But when some friends from across the world invited him to join them, Justin said yes - and felt a small spark ignite within. That spark led to the founding of These Numbers Have Faces, a social enterprise investing in the next generation of African leaders. Made For These Times is a field guide to help you find your own spark as you remember who you were made to be. Through 26 power-packed microchapters, you will learn how to bolster ambition with character, dig deep to find your grit, and rise up to the challenges of today. Along the way, Justin weaves together compelling narrative, historical anecdotes, practical tips, and a six-part road map to equip you to join God in the work he is already doing. The result is a hope-filled blueprint for fighting back against fear and building a life of purpose. A life of significance isn't about what you are doing, it's about who you are becoming. In these trying times, God is calling you to be brave. Made For These Times is a rallying declaration that we cannot rely on the heroes of the past to engage the challenges of today. It's your turn – let this book be the spark you’ve been waiting for.

Be the Best at What Matters Most

Be the Best at What Matters Most
Author: Joe Calloway
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1118611187
ISBN 13: 9781118611180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be the Best at What Matters Most Book Review:

Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
Author: Adam Braun,Carlye Adler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1476730628
ISBN 13: 9781476730622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of a Pencil Book Review:

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

Real Kids Real Stories Real Change

Real Kids  Real Stories  Real Change
Author: Garth Sundem
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN 10: 9781575427638
ISBN 13: 157542763X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Kids Real Stories Real Change Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan raised $800,000 to drill water wells in Africa. And twelve-year-old Haruka invented a new environmentally friendly way to scoop dog poop. With the right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?”

The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing
Author: Gary Keller,Jay Papasan
Publsiher: Bard Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 1885167806
ISBN 13: 9781885167804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ONE Thing Book Review:

• More than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists • #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today • Won 12 book awards • Translated into 35 languages • Voted Top 100 Business Book of All Time on Goodreads People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions--and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH — LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal* dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?

Thirst

Thirst
Author: Scott Harrison
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1524762857
ISBN 13: 9781524762858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirst Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models—repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised over $400 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 10 million people around the globe. In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100% donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime. In the tradition of such bestselling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life—and a gritty tale that proves it’s never too late to make a change. 100% of the author’s net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world.

This Is Day One

This Is Day One
Author: Drew Dudley
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0316523062
ISBN 13: 9780316523066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Day One Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER TORONTO STAR BESTSELLER Based on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you. If you're intimidated by the mystique surrounding leadership, this book is for you. Dudley simplifies leadership without denying its complexity, demonstrating that leadership in all its forms begins at the same clear and accessible place for everyone: what he calls "Day One." Day One is when you discover, define, and start to consistently deliver on your foundational leadership values. Living that day over and over is what creates leaders, and Dudley provides the key tools necessary to craft and commit to your own personal Day One, including: A step-by-step process designed to surface your core leadership values and embed them into your daily behavior A roadmap to behavioral changes proven to increase commitment, pride, productivity, and happiness Insights into key leadership values that drive performance and impact Sharing the process that led him through battles with alcohol, obesity, and personal tragedy, Dudley shows you how to develop a relentless commitment to the daily behaviors that will make you a better executive, coach, or teacher, and how you can inspire others to do the same. Most of the leadership on the planet comes from people who don't see themselves as leaders. This Is Day One shows you how to start changing that. Through the insights of leaders of all types--CEOs, elite athletes, cab drivers, custodians, and everyone in between--Dudley helps you understand what your Day One needs to look like, reminds you why you're a leader, and makes clear what you can do about it--starting today, on Day One.

What Matters

What Matters
Author: Alison Hughes
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1459809122
ISBN 13: 9781459809123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Matters Book Review:

What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

You Can Do More That Matters

You Can Do More That Matters
Author: Greg Hammond,Ron Ware
Publsiher: Advantage Media Group
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1599323427
ISBN 13: 9781599323428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can Do More That Matters Book Review:

Discover How to Live More & Give More Have you ever wondered how to create a personal legacy that will endure? Greg Hammond and Ron Ware help people just like you discover that both generous living and generous giving are possible! With their guidance, you can learn how to gain confidence, clarity, and financial freedom. You can create a life and legacy plan that provides abundantly for your family and makes a powerful impact on the charitable causes and organizations you care about most. After all, if you knew you could, wouldn’t you? A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be directed to the Do More That Matters Foundation Fund.

The Book That Matters Most A Novel

The Book That Matters Most  A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 0393253848
ISBN 13: 9780393253849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book That Matters Most A Novel Book Review:

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

Kindness The Little Thing that Matters Most

Kindness  The Little Thing that Matters Most
Author: Jaime Thurston,52 Lives
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN 10: 0008252866
ISBN 13: 9780008252861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kindness The Little Thing that Matters Most Book Review:

Kindness - the little thing that matters most aims to motivate and inspire by showing readers what a difference even a small act of kindness can make.

Make Time

Make Time
Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 0525572430
ISBN 13: 9780525572435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Time Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint comes a simple 4-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day. "A charming manifesto—as well as an intrepid do-it-yourself guide to building smart habits that stick. If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book."—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, "The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!" or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I'll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that's exactly what we do. Why? In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people's priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn't mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That's what this book is about. As creators of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-size tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles. Make Time isn't about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction. A must-read for anyone who has ever thought, If only there were more hours in the day..., Make Time will help you stop passively reacting to the demands of the modern world and start intentionally making time for the things that matter.

Do the KIND Thing

Do the KIND Thing
Author: Daniel Lubetzky
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 0553393251
ISBN 13: 9780553393255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do the KIND Thing Book Review:

For the socially conscious, the intellectually curious, or the creative soul comes an inspiring, New York Times bestselling handbook for success in business, life, and the all-important task of building a more compassionate world—by the visionary founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks. When Daniel Lubetzky started KIND Healthy Snacks in 2004, he aimed to defy the conventional wisdom that snack bars could never be both tasty and healthy, convenient and wholesome. A decade later, the transformative power of the company’s “AND” philosophy has resulted in an astonishing record of achievement. KIND has become the fastest-growing purveyor of healthy snacks in the country. Meanwhile, the KIND Movement—the company’s social mission to make the world a little kinder—has sparked more than a million good deeds worldwide. In Do the KIND Thing, Lubetzky shares the revolutionary principles that have shaped KIND’s business model and led to its success, while offering an unfiltered and intensely personal look into the mind of a pioneering social entrepreneur. Inspired by his father, who survived the Holocaust thanks to the courageous kindness of strangers, Lubetzky began his career handselling a sun-dried tomato spread made collaboratively by Arabs and Jews in the war-torn Middle East. Despite early setbacks, he never lost his faith in his vision of a “not-only-for-profit” business—one that sold great products and helped to make the world a better place. While other companies let circumstances force them into choosing between two seemingly incompatible options, people at KIND say “AND.” At its core, this idea is about challenging assumptions and false compromises. It is about not settling for less and being willing to take greater risks, often financial. It is about learning to think boundlessly and critically, and choosing what at first may be the tougher path for later, greater rewards. By using illuminating anecdotes from his own career, and celebrating some past failures through the lessons learned from them, Lubetzky outlines his core tenets for building a successful business and a thriving social enterprise. He explores the value of staying true to your brand, highlights the importance of transparency and communication in the workplace, and explains why good intentions alone won’t sell products. Engaging and inspirational, Do the KIND Thing shows how the power of AND worked wonders for one company—and could empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs to improve their bottom line and change the world. Advance praise for Do the KIND Thing “An enjoyable read . . . wise advice about matters from product development to people management.”—Financial Times “By sharing the ten tenets that helped KIND grow, Daniel Lubetzky has given entrepreneurs a road map to success that includes both passion and purpose.”—Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief, Huffington Post Media Group “Lubetzky uses the power of kindness to build purpose into his business and his community. He’s a role model for future leaders.”—Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor of surgery, Columbia University “I’ve always been a fan of the KIND brand. This engaging and inspirational book shows how coupling a social mission with creativity can spark change and empower a generation.”—Bobbi Brown, founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics