9780470835104

Me to We: Turning Self-Help On It's Head

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470835104

  • ISBN10:

    0470835109

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: WILEY

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How to find the balance between 'self' and 'help'This book challenges the current state of the self-help industry, which has strayed from its roots of balancing personal growth and community building. Me To We helps readers redefine success, work on behalf of their community, and create a meaningful and fulfilling life, revealing the simple truth that by helping others, you help yourself. Authors Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger provide a unique insight into our self-help culture and share remarkable stories written by individuals who have followed the 'Me To We' philosophy, including Richard Gere, Jane Goodall, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.Craig Kielburger (Toronto, ON, Canada) is the 21-year-old founder of Kids Can Free the Children, which has become the largest network of children helping children, with over 100,000 youth involved in more than 35 countries. Marc Kielburger (Toronto, ON, Canada) serves as Executive Director of Leaders Today, which provides leadership training to tens of thousands of young people each year, as well as Executive Director of Free the Children.

Author Biography

<b>Craig Kielburger</b> is the founder of <i>Free the Children</i>, which has become the largest international network of children helping children, having impacted over one million children in 35 countries. The organization has built more than 400 primary schools, providing daily education to over 35,000 children and has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Craig&#8217;s work has been profiled on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, CBC and in the <i>New York Times, Time</i>, <i>The Economist</i> and <i>People Magazine</i>. Craig has traveled to more than 40 countries, speaking out in defense of children&#8217;s rights. His first book, <i>Free the Children</i>, has been translated into 8 languages and was the winner of the Christopher Book Award. <p> <p> &#160; <p> <b>Marc Kielburger</b> is a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar and Oxford educated lawyer. He co-founded <i>Leaders Today</i> in 1999, which annually provides leadership training to more than 250,000 young people and has worked with the United Nations, State of the World Forum and numerous school boards throughout North America. His work has been profiled on CBC, CNN, BBC and in <i>Macleans,</i> <i>Report on Business Magazine</i> and the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Marc has co-authored with his brother Craig <i>Take Action!</i> and <i>Take More Action!</i> used by tens of thousands of students and educators across North America. Marc was recently chosen as one of Canada&#8217;s "Top 40 leaders under the age of 40".

Table of Contents

Preface
Two Worlds
Our Self-Help Culture: Fool's Gold
Our Self-Help Culture: Happiness in a Bubble
Me to We (from Us)
The Roots of Self-Help
The Minga and Community
Searching for Meaning, Happiness, and Success
Within "We" Is "Me".My
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