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Book Recommendation #9 Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change digs into some of the tougher and significant challenges of social change. The author Adam Kahane’s book bases on first-hand experiences working with teams, governments and civil society leaders around the world. It is both a profound and personal book which shows the practical ways of social change.
The author takes us on his journey, and his learning process, and he gives us insights into how to thrive in a world that is both competent and caring. He argues that the two main ways people try to solve difficult group or societal dilemmas have some fundamental flaws, though they also have two fundamental drivers that are within us all: power, the single-minded desire to achieve one’s sole purpose; and love, the drive towards unity.
We think this is a book for any professional who recognizes the need to merge business with communities and governments to address the sustainability challenges of our time.

If you are ready to tackle change and want to read this book, you can find it here

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Book Recommendation #8: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Focus on company culture as the #1 priority and make money too.

That is what Tony Hsieh wants you to understand about his story of turning around Zappos and other business he has run. Customer service is also for your organization and not only for your customers, applying the science of happiness, empowering employees and developing them both personally and professionally are some of the key success factors of a great business according to the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Part of facilitation is both about change and empowering people to change for the better, and we think this story is an excellent example of how you can go about it. How to make a purpose culture which is spreading joy within whatever business you find yourself in. We believe in everyday happiness whether it is in work or personal time and we hope to make you believe in that too.

You can buy Tony’s book here