Billions Rising is a must read not only for social entrepreneurs but for mankind in general. This composite book details the benefits of self-reliance and provides actual success stories of individuals who have risen above their plight to make a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. Multiple and diverse organizations committed to eradicating poverty in the world through self-reliance are highlighted in the book.
I was impressed at the amount of valuable information you gathered into one place. I thought the writing was clear and consistent in style and approach. I thought the flow of information was logical and progressed at a good pace throughout the book. I think you covered a lot of areas but allocated enough space to each such that they made sense and gave the reader valuable information. This book is a resource that people will go back to. I know I will.
The book is a fascinating read, especially the hand-up vs. hand-out philosophy. I was very impressed with some of the brilliant innovations that people have come up with to deal with major issues.
It’s a great book, jammed with amazing stories of people doing amazing things. I believe it will inspire readers to do more than they thought they could and I’m extremely proud to have been a part of that. Keep up the good work!
This book is as practical as its inspiring. Uplifting stories with themes as diverse as corporate and social collaboration for cleaner water and the school for entrepreneurs make a strong case for self reliance — and even better — unlock unique ideas for getting there. A wonderful book!
Billions Rising is a book that is paradigm shifting. It is all about empowering people to become self-reliant and take personal responsibility for being their best and contributing their gifts to the world. Rather than ‘give people fish’, it is about not only teaching people to fish but empowering them to tap into their magnificence and use their God-given talents to find new ways to thrive and live their best lives.
Billions Rising is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the role of self-reliance in economic and social development on our planet. “Helping others to help themselves” should be our creed rather than just relying solely on charities — the book, through its powerful and inspiring stories of success around the globe, clearly lays the foundation for a pragmatic path forward.
You clarify a global problem and inspire action. Facts, personal anecdotes, even some neuroscience makes this read for a most comprehensive approach to help those who are able to be the boost for others to their own self-reliance. In the telling of our global situation as it is, people have to be inspired into action to help others since you offer so many resources. I hope this has a reach to change the world, from our local communities out, in a time when it needs changing.
This book addresses a subject such as charity and how help is given in a much-needed perspective. The traditional give-give-give without also teaching self reliance doesn’t work. I recently spent a year in South India and witnessed firsthand the problems that many of us hear about developing countries. This book is a great compilation of causes and solutions that will help open our eyes to a future where we can slowly help those to help themselves.
Billions Rising will profoundly change your life, your way of thinking and how you look at the world forever. The goal of the book is simple to open us up to the fact that we can change the world and its not up to someone else its up to each of out us. The future is very bright if we focus on the caring and do things that support, encourage and of course give back. But the greater message is if we collaborate we can make things happen.
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