Are you looking for sense and meaning in your work? Would you like to be successful but expect more in the way of reward and fulfilment than just a paycheque?
The Future Makers offers 23 encouraging responses to these questions. It tells the diverse stories of people from around the world who have made a sustainable mark on the world through their careers: from an American financial market specialist to tree planters in Africa; from Japanese environmental experts to dancers in Argentina. The Future Makers are people who make the world a better, more beautiful and livable place for current and coming generations.
The Hafenmayers present these inspiring stories in an accessible, entertaining and thoughtful way. But they also do far more. The book presents a toolkit on how you can forge a career that has a positive impact on the world. This step-by-step process has already had a life-changing impact on readers of the original German edition. It is packed with helpful suggestions for personal development and reorientation – for a work life that will make you happier and deeply satisfied.
The Future Makers takes you on a journey to people whose values and visions aren't compartmentalized into corners of their lives. They live their dreams every day. This book will show you how you can do the same.
Voices about the future from all corners of the world. A fascinating garland of optimism.
Part I: A world tour with consequences
Part II: The portraits
1. "I don't have the right professional background"
Albina Ruiz Ríos – From jungle girl to refuse queen
Safia Minney – Fair trade – haute-couture: making beautiful clothes and making sense
Chris Eyre – A very different kind of venture capital
Maria Emilia Correa – From critiquing business to taking responsibility
2. "I'm too young or too old"
Dr V – The McDonaldisation of eye surgery
Vicky Colbert de Arboleda – Education not drugs
Isaac Shongwe – A lost child of the slums and an African leader
Photo impressions of our world tour
Mia Hanak – Why mobile phones earn a place in museums
3. "I am not financially secure"
Mariana Galarza – Promoting health instead of curing illness
Florian Krämer – Children deserve a better world
Njogu Kahare – Live your own values
Karen Tse – The journey is the destination
4. "I am already successful with what I'm doing"
David Bussau – The economy of "enough"
Inés Sanguinetti – The wake-up call: uniting passions
Ashok Khosla – The power of temptation
Erin Keown Ganju – No signposts pointing to happiness
Jordan Kassalow – Using your own potential
5. "What will others think of me?"
Roma Debabrata – The healing effects of a poisonous injection
David Suzuki – Visions for grandchildren
Amory Lovins – Let's build a world: thriving, verdant, just and secure!
Charles Maisel – Treat adults as adults
Thilo Bode – Change in the face of opposition
Junko Edahiro – Fountain of hope in critical times
Part III: Your path to positive impact
Criteria for positive impact and sustainable well-being as a measure
Five paths to a job with meaning
An idea becomes reality – options to help you realise a job with positive impact
Dr Muhammad Yunus – Social business entrepreneurs are the solution
Part IV: Appendices
JOANNA STEFANSKA HAFENMAYER is Managing Director of 'MyImpact', with expertise in developing corporate responsible leadership programmes. WOLFGANG HAFENMAYER is Managing Partner of LGT Venture Philanthropy, improving the lives of the disadvantaged.
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