The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving

The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving


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ISBN-13: 9780399183966
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,275,700
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jenny Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world’s most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists. For five years, beginning when she was only twenty-eight, Santi was the head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia) for the world’s largest wealth manager. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, went to the Wharton School as an exchange student, and attended New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, where she is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Clues to the Mystery of Giving Deepak Chopra xiii

Preface: The Most Satisfying Thing You'll Ever Do: Confessions on what giving does to the giver xv

1 Of Drugs and Donations: Activating the pleasure part of the brain 1

2 The Pursuit of Purpose: What are we here for? 30

3 From Career to Calling: Recipes for super happiness from those who "gave it all up" and made it cool to he good 56

4 From Trauma to Triumph: For giving, not forgetting. A new way to deal with death, terminal illness, and grave disability 125

5 The Foundation of a Family: Why families that give together stay together 174

6 From Success to Significance: When throwing money at the problem works 223

7 Your Turn: The action plan for happy giving 292

Acknowledgments 315

Notes 321

Contact Details of Selected Featured Organizations 329

Index 331

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"Giving takes you out of yourself. You expand beyond your limitations." —from the foreword by Deepak Chopra

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