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Compliment for Be the Solution"In the earlier, many believed you both went into 'public provider' to do stable, otherwise you 'went into company' to generate income. Few discovered that the long term luck of industrial is determined by serving humans, now not earning money. Few discovered that maybe tips on how to serve the general public used to be via loose firm. entire meals industry founder John Mackey, visionary philosopher Michael robust, micro lender Muhammad Yunus, and some others comprehend those truths. Be the answer is the easiest unmarried booklet to learn to appreciate the rising ways that marketers can swap the world."—Gary Hoover, serial entrepreneur, founding father of Hoover's enterprise details carrier,"Michael powerful speaks the reality. A must-read for our new American government."—Sam Wyly, founder, eco-friendly Mountain power; writer of 1,000 cash and an Idea"This publication is completely awesome. deal with your brain to a banquet. Use it to track your imaginative and prescient in the direction of what particularly works."—Charles Harper, Senior government vice chairman, leader Strategist, John Templeton Foundation"Perhaps greater than ever sooner than, youth at the present time are stimulated via the need to make the area a greater position. regrettably, many have little proposal approximately find out how to do it, and their academic stories supply them with little course. by contrast, this e-book is a street map approximately how we will get from the place we're to the place we wish to be—to a extra peaceable, extra wealthy, and extra environmentally sound global. Plus, it really is fascinating, uplifting, and adventurous. certainly, it offers the recipe for a greater world."—Dr. James Gwartney, coauthor of financial Freedom of the area: 2007 Annual document; Gus A. Stavros Eminent pupil Chair at Florida country University"This is a really considerate and well timed booklet that asks us to seem around—and to appear within—the awesome possibilities that entrepreneurship bargains to the realm. i like to recommend this publication to a person attracted to discovering recommendations to the present crisis."—Giancarlo Ibarguen, government President, Universidad Francisco Marroquin"At final, a ebook concerning the center of capitalism as a strength for growing reliable on the earth for fixing lots of our tricky societal difficulties. i'm hoping our political leaders learn it."—R. Edward Freeman, Olsson Professor of industrial management, educational Director, company Roundtable Institute for company Ethics, college of Virginia

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Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. ” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow (Harper Perennial, 1991) 32 BE THE SOLUTION What if we could create a world in which all seven billion human beings on the planet could be engaged in flow most of the time? What if most people, most of the time, spent time in productive work that was joyously identical to play? Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi developed the flow concept from studying people who loved what they did, who engaged in an activity for its own sake, not for extrinsic rewards.

6 BE THE SOLUTION slaughters of civilians also dropped by 80 percent, while core human rights abuses have declined in five out of six regions of the developing world since the mid-1990s. International terrorism is the only type of political violence that has increased. ∗ Prior to 1992, war was far more common around the world than it is today. Wars with more than 1,000 battle deaths are down by 80 percent! The Cold War, in which the planet was divided between Communist countries and capitalist countries, resulted in endless wars throughout the developing world, many of which we barely heard about.

It takes fewer hours of labor to buy food, clothes, and most consumer goods than it did 50 years ago. In the 1960s long-distance telephone calls were a luxury; now most teenagers have cell phones and Skype Internet long-distance service is free. Almost every poor American has a refrigerator and a color television, items that were considered luxuries only affordable by the rich not long ago. Indeed, almost every item that was once available only to the very wealthy has become common even among the poor in the developed world.

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