NOTE: All proceeds from the sale of What Matters Now go to Room to Read.
Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up.
Now, more than ever, we need a different way of
thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. I hope this book will get you started on that path. It took months, but I think you’ll find it worth the effort.
Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each
sharing an idea for you to think about as we head
into the new year.
From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O’Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas inside.
This book also includes Tom Peters, Fred Wilson,
Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber.
Here’s to a year with ideas even bigger than these.
Reading this book stretched out my desire to expand beyond myself, and see myself as a significant contributor to the world around me. It paves the way for me to see what is needed to create positive change, through the eyes of the leaders who are doing the paving, and I love that it so simple to digest.
While reading the book, it didn't take long for me to exclaim out loud, "Good point!" or "Oooh, that's a good idea!" or "I never though about it that way before." It's as if a hand reached out from within the pages and gave me a good smack across the face. Empowerment came to me in over 70 voices from various walks of life. Some with an uplifting message and others with a valuable lesson to teach. This is a handy pocket guide to take with me on trips. It will help me stay focused and inspire me to greater achievements.
Put me in mind of Strunk and White's "Elements of Style" in that it is a compendium of concise essays that point the reader to making a difference. In this case, it's not making a difference in the reader's writing, it's making a difference in the world. This book is elemental, in that it supplies digestible chunks of wisdom: not head-in-the-clouds puffery, but practical, personal and persuasive steps to take to adjust behavior, attitudes and alignments to see ways to make change. Good stuff. Read it, act upon it, and share it with your buddies (and your enemies too).
Seth Godin organized this collection of ideas about what matters now (today) more than ever. He asked his prized network of colleagues, each of them leaders, influencers, artists to contribute a theme based on one word. The collection is awesome and there is insight in each piece contributed that you can benefit from...today! In Seth's note on 'Generosity' he notes that "This year, you’ll certainly ﬁnd that the more you give the more you get." The idea to put this ebook up on Lulu is in exactly that same vein, as is your decision to buy it (all proceeds will go to "Room to Read")!
Great way to start 2010! This little book is a brilliant compilation of thought-provoking concepts, and it really delivers its promise: "things to think about and do this year". And all the proceedings go to charity, which makes it even better.
No matter how different we may think we are, when it is all said and done, we have so much more in common than not. One of those fundamental commonalities is the search to find our place in this world, to find a meaning for our lives. This book won't give you the meaning of life. It will remind you that we are all searching for it thanks to short essays by some of the most talented, respected, and successful seekers alive today. Not only is it filled with words to inspire and uplift, it reminds us that we are all interconnected. The experiences, struggles, hopes, and inspirations of these well-known individuals are no different than those of you and me, the average person. This is perhaps the greatest lesson in the book. I have already found myself quoting some of these verses and passing along nuggets for others to contemplate. And there are so many nuggets. You won't regret the pocket change it will cost you to buy this book. Read it. Let it soak in. Ruminate. Share. I known that a... More > picture is worth 1000 words, but sometimes 1000 words paint a beautiful, enduring picture.< Less
What Matters Now is essential reading for you in 2010 and beyond. Seth Godin collaborated with other inspirational leaders to plant these seeds of change, presenting a glimpse of where we are now and where you need to lead us. This book inspires. So what are you waiting for? There's no time to wait. Inspire and lead the change you see, honouring along the way by bestowing joy and delivering a difference. Here are your tools. Entrepreneur and email@example.com
What Matters Now conceived by Seth Godin, is full of bite sized pieces of wisdom from some of the greatest contemporary leaders, authors, thinkers and creatives of our time. You will find nuggets of wisdom from people like Elizabeth Gilbert to Hugh MacLeod in one handy little volume. The authors consider topics such as meaning, generosity, fear, ease, momentum and power. A thought provoking and timely publication as we contemplate how we can make a difference to ourselves and others in the coming decade. All profits from the sale of this book are being donated to Room to Read www.roomtoread.org
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