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A new generation of practical philanthropists are uncovered in this inspiring account from eminent management writer and business guru Charles Handy. The new philanthropists are men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to aiding those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with those who need their aid, and ensuring that their initiatives are sustainable in the long term. This new wave of good-doers includes the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people; Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer who is replacing shacks in a South African township with breeze-block homes; and Sara Davenport, who sold her art gallery and set up a breast-cancer care center to offer integrated, holistic treatment and support. These captivating interviews and the stories they tell will encourage and inspire.
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Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster. His books have sold more than one million copies and include The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, and The Elephant and the Flea. Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published.From Publishers Weekly:
Declaring that generosity is once again fashionable, management expert Handy (The Age of Reason) collaborates with his wife, Elizabeth, to investigate whether high-profile entrepreneurial philanthropists are visible signs of a global philanthropic trend. Celebrating the work of these new philanthropists and hoping to encourage others to follow their examples to instigate social change, the Handys profile the work of 23 humanitarians including British soccer star Tony Adams, Breast Cancer Haven founder Sara Davenport, filmmaker Jeff Skoll and Brazilian businessman Ricardo Semlar. Full-page black and white photos of each of the philanthropists begin each profile, along with a color photograph of five objects and one flower that the subjects feel best symbolize what is important in their lives. The stories are uplifting and show remarkable dedication to the causes each embraces—from cooking for the homeless to promoting peace efforts to working with underprivileged children. With its smooth narrative and discerning photographs, the authors' combined effort is a worthy tribute to committed individuals actively seeking to make the world a better place. (Aug.)
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