How to Change the World

How to Change the World We all want to live in a better world but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference John Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations soc

  • Title: How to Change the World
  • Author: John-Paul Flintoff The School of Life
  • ISBN: 9781447202325
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference John Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn t like something, they could change it Combining fresh new insights from history, poWe all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference John Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn t like something, they could change it Combining fresh new insights from history, politics and modern culture, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012 How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton.

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    1. A great book for outlining and quantifying the changes in the world we want to make. Will undoubtedly help anyone identify ambiguous stomach-guilt and convert it into a realistic plan.Did you know YOU are part of my support network?! It's true.So: global warming needs some prevention. Why not buy this and This Changes Everything to help you identify what you can do? 350 will have some suggestions also.What about Chasing the Scream? Get informed about drug policy and start badgering parliament in [...]

    2. This is an inspiring little book with an audacious title.Flintoff draws on the experience of individuals who have made a difference, religious teachings and philosophical principles to challenge and encourage us to find what matters to us and then make it better. He shows how helping others helps to make us feel better also. The first step is to identify what matters to us, what drives us, then to find ways to implement changes in those areas that are of interest to us.Flintoff points to the pos [...]

    3. I attended a class at the School of Life last week and John-Paul was the presenter. He was so funny, worldly, genuine and wise that I was inspired to buy his book afterwards. In a crowded marketplace of self help literature, this book is a real gem. Drawing on various philosophies, social theories, religious teachings and real life case studies (but never being preachy) it's a thoughtful, articulate and inspiring read for people who have often thought "there's so many things in the world that I [...]

    4. Quick read and thought provoking. Can be read in one sitting but think I will be revisiting it at several points in the future.

    5. I love How to Change the World. I read it as I was coming to the end of writing a book about activism, and its message chimed with many of the conclusions I had come to during the process. The book puts the notion of changing the world in the context of history, philosophy and science, and gives some helpful suggestions on how readers might begin to work out how they want to make a difference. Flintoff is particularly eloquent on why changing the world is not a task for a chosen few but somethin [...]

    6. This is a great little book of wisdom and one that is very empowering in a pragmatic fashion. Don't be intimidated by the title - everyone can help to build a better world and John-Paul explains how we can all make a difference. We live in a world long on intellect but often short on emotional intelligence - read the chapter on how to treat your enemies and find out if you are in collusion with them. If everyone read this book, I'm sure the world would be a better place.

    7. Down to earth, relatable, yet perhaps a little too obvious of what the author himself considers right or wrong, despite numerous references to the fact that he does not.

    8. . beginning. Your existence changes the world, but the real question is what kind of existence/change you want to do during your life. Great book. 100% recommendable.

    9. Como um beija-florNão faço ideia de como descobri esse livro. Mas quem me conhece, sabe que dificilmente eu resistiria a um título assim. E não deu outra e assim que possível comecei a leitura.A ideia inicial era ser o livro para carregar na bolsa, pois é um livro pequeno. Mas depois de refletir melhor resolvi que leria dois capítulos por dia e estava bem assim. De cara pensei "é um autoajuda às avessas" já que a ideia aqui é ajudar os outros. Já na primeira página sou obrigada a co [...]

    10. A book wrote for the School of life by an author, performer and business owner - John Flintoff. It's a book that goes in details about how society has been influenced, shaped and changed by few individuals, who understood that if they take action they can make things happen. You will learn about the actions of dictators, peace, religious or political symbols across the world. More specifically you will learn about the personal experiences, thinking and results of the decisions of Mother Theresa, [...]

    11. " سخنرانی های من بر آن است تا به معنی دقیق کلمه، طغیان ایجاد کند. تا شاید مردم، همکاری و همدستی با دولتی را که هر حقی به احترام یا حمایت را ضایع کرده است شرم آور بدانند. لحظه ای که برده اراده می کند دیگر برده نباشد، زنجیرهایش فرو میریزد. او خود را رها می کند و راه را به سایرین نیز ن [...]

    12. It's a good book with some good points, trying to promote a more socially conscious reader. Although I feel that the qualities that are proposed herein should be shared by all people and that even more radical ideas should be published to actually significantly change the world.

    13. Offers practical and motivating tips on how to create change by non-violent means. Whenever I feel helpless I will pick up this book and find inspiration to do something, no matter how small and unglamorous.

    14. A useful, practical manual for, well, changing the world. Flintoff analyzes the mindsets of individuals who make a difference every day and those who psychologically convince themselves that they're helpless to help. Those with a worldchanging mindset aren't perfectionists, don't think in all-or-nothing terms, and take things day by day. In other words, they see worldchanging as something that's done in small, meaningful chunks, every day, and is never done. Quotes and stories from Mother Theres [...]

    15. John-Paul Flintoff's book How to Change the World is short, sweet, and helpful. The book runs to 211 pages, it can be read in one sitting, and it details some of the concrete ways in which a person could make positive changes in the world. Flintoff writes that the first step in trying to make a difference in the world is believing that you can and snagging opportunities wherever they might come. Helping an immediate friend or loved one with a problem is making a change. So is signing a petition. [...]

    16. Don’t judge the book by its title, it is not as serious as it sounds. Instead, it reads more like a collection of letters from good-old friends, with humor, encouraging words and insightful pointers to challenge the way we think and act. “On the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, ‘world leaders’ flew to Germany to deliver speeches to the listening masses. It was striking that they came to take credit for the particular historical event, because world leaders had had ve [...]

    17. This was a book I stumbled across by accident in a small school of life shop set up in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. There are many things I want to do in life and I guess I hadn't really thought up a way of putting it until I saw the title of this book. Reading it has been some what a mixed experience because it doesn't necessarily comply to the title and this is both what I like and dislike about it. One thing that really struck me about this book was that it showed a lot of positive infl [...]

    18. This is the first book in " The school of life " series that I have read. I loved the book and it is filled with a lot of good stories and information to do exactly what the title mentions. I wish it would have had more stories and other material though.

    19. Nice read, but nothing special. It is helpful in times you feel overwhelmed by the thought your actions don't matter.

    20. Uit Cobra - de boekendokter ,Thomas Blondeau, schrijft voor : 'Het popfilosofische ‘De wereld veranderen’ is in al zijn oprechte directheid zowel naïef vertederend als aanstekelijk vrolijk. Activist-journalist John-Paul Flintoff vraagt zich af hoe we ons staande kunnen houden voorbij het besef dat we stofjes in het universum zijn. Hij bestrijdt de notie dat de geschiedenis het broddelwerk is van het lot of de erfenis van genieën. Hij citeert Tolstoi die de geschiedenis het geheel noemt van [...]

    21. I discovered the School of life after reading Roman krznaric, The Wonderbox. This lead me to his book with the School of life book " How to fill fulfilling work". Over the last two years I have read many of the books published by this remarkable school.This book follows the basic trend of all the books in the series, it follows but the Author's personal experience, upbeat anecdotes, relevant thinkers and worthwhile reading in this area. I nearly as a matter of course now, automatically get the r [...]

    22. Concise, approachable, optimistic. Flitoff makes a convincing case for action (big and small) through straightforward guidelines and excellent examples. Rather than convincing the reader that this-or-that change MUST happen, or that there are major changes that need to be made in one's lifestyle to accommodate progress, Flintoff instead suggests it's entirely possible to do good works in the world without radical change in one's life.Exercises are included in some chapters, as well as at the end [...]

    23. I read this from a perspective of already feeling like I'm doing something positive with work, but looking for insights that might be helpful.It definitely delivers a couple of these, particularly on the topic of not getting into that depressing spiral of "oh, the world is so screwed up, health is screwed up, US politics is screwed up, etc etc".There's nothing earth shattering about the contents of the book, but as with most of the School of Life series, it's comfortably worth the time investmen [...]

    24. As it says on the cover this is a book about how to change the world. Surprisingly down to earth and practical, it outlines the small things and ways that we can each go about changing the world. If you are after a book on how to become the next Martin Luther King, then this isn't for you. But if you are after help in making a difference then you could do worse than read this book. My main criticism is that it felt a little superficial, though ti does give some good suggestions as to where to lo [...]

    25. I bought this book at a time when I was reading about activism and organizing. It won me with a nice small format, very easy to tuck into a bag and read while waiting for the bus. The cover reveals no secrets about how deliciously subversive some of the content is. There are homework projects! And it contains this amazing list of possible protest actions with little explanation or details. Absolute fun!

    26. Un libro con pocas páginas, pequeño, pero con grandes ideas, es capaz de inspirarte a ejecutar esos proyectos que siempre quisiste llevar a cabo, es capaz de empoderar a todo aquel que sepa que es capaz de ejercer el poder de realizar grandes cambios sociales con acciones pequeñas o que parezcan de poca importancia. fundamental poseerlo en tu biblioteca y dar algunas leídas cada vez que te sientas con pocas fuerzas.

    27. This is the kind of book you want to carry with you / have it on your nightstand. A paragraph or two is enough to get you thinking (and hopefully acting). I like to read this book in small bites, as the book is dense with insights and parables. A real gem.

    28. This book gives some courage to us to make a difference in our neighborhood and society. Its full of nice quotes, and it gives you a list of recommended readings at the end of the book. I had a good time while reading :)

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