The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure

The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure

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by Ken Blanchard, S. Truett Cathy
     
 

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Don't you feel that way sometimes about greed? The things some people do in the pursuit of self-gratification would make anybody see red. And they should. Just look at what has happened to our families, our healthcare system, our corporate ethics, our cities, our environment, our national reputation, our fundamental ability to love -- all because, at rock bottom, some

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Don't you feel that way sometimes about greed? The things some people do in the pursuit of self-gratification would make anybody see red. And they should. Just look at what has happened to our families, our healthcare system, our corporate ethics, our cities, our environment, our national reputation, our fundamental ability to love -- all because, at rock bottom, some folks are out for themselves at any cost. They've completely missed the path to fulfillment. There is a route to genuine and enduring satisfaction, but it flies in the face of this greedy, self-obsessed culture. It's called generosity, and it involves freely giving our four most valuable resources -- our time, talents, treasure, and touch -- and receiving unimaginable riches in return.

The Generosity Factor is a powerful and visionary parable for every man or woman who senses that there's more to life than getting more. You can read this book in a few hours, but the wisdom you'll obtain will last -- and shape you -- for a lifetime. Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy tell the story of two similar yet very different people: the self-made young Broker who knows all about acquiring wealth, and the wise Executive who has discovered the reason for doing so. Their brief but profound encounter reveals five key principles that will have a lasting effect on the Broker's life -- and on yours. For they comprise the vital heart of The Generosity Factor, and their impact extends far beyond anything you can imagine.

Don't just curse the darkness -- strike a match. Factor The Generosity Factor into your life, line up your actions with the lavish heart of God, and discover a wealth that continues to flourish the more you give to others.

Editorial Reviews

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If greed is good, generosity is ten times better. That's the heartening message of this book, a modern parable by Ken Blanchard, the author of The One-Minute Manager, and Eat More Chikin, Inspire More People author S. Truett Cathy.
Publishers Weekly
Motivational writer Ken Blanchard teams up with Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy for The Generosity Factor: The Power in Holding Things with Open Hands, a contemporary allegory about the importance of giving. While the characters in this little parable (the selfish broker, his contented but poor chauffeur and the generous CEO who teaches the broker to help others) are more stereotypical than archetypal, the values presented are first-rate. Through the story, the broker comes to learn about the generosity factor, which includes a consecration of money but also more significantly in our affluent but over-busy culture the gift of one' s time. (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310246602
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
'This book will help a lot of people.' -- Ruth Stafford Peale

'A practical, workable, God-centered approach to moving from success to significance.' -- Zig Ziglar

'Truett Cathy is without a doubt a leader when it comes to generosity! And his partnership with Ken Blanchard brings an intriguing story about the power of giving.' -- John C. Maxwell, , Author

'Most inspiring! It makes you want to examine your life and make it better.' -- Dr. Bill Suttles, , President Emeritus

'The quick readability of 'The Generosity Factor' is sure to make it take hold of the lives of countless people and change them for all eternity.' -- Dr. James W. Dyer, , Senior Minister Emeritus

'A delightful little book! So clear and simple, yet so incredibly profound.' -- Bob Crutchfield, , President and CEO

Meet the Author

Ken Blanchard es coautor y autor de varios libros exitos de libreria con ventas de mas de 18 millones, entre ellos se encuentra, Factor Generosidad. Ademas de ser un cotizado conferenciante y asesor, es socio fundador de las 'Empresas Ken Blanchard', las cuales ensenan principios de liderazgo y directiva a companias Fortune 500 alrededor del mundo.

S. Truett Cathy is the founder and chairman of Chic-fil-A, a successful chain of quick service restaurants with more than 1400 locations. He is also the founder of the Win Shape Centre Scholarship Program.

S. Truett Cathy es el fundador y presidente de Chick-fil-A, una cadena nacional de restaurantes de comida rapida que ofrece platos preparados con pollo; es tambien de la fundacion Win Shape Centre Foundation, una organizacion de caridad al servico de los jovenes. Es autor de Eat More Chikin: Inspire More People (coman mas pollo: inspiren a mas personas).

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