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: 9780399175497
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jenny Santi was born and raised in Manila in the Philippines, and now splits her time between Singapore and New York. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and Wharton Business School and attended New York University's Heyman Center for Philanthropy & Fundraising, where she is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy. Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world's wealthiest philanthropists, and for five years, was the Head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia) for the world's largest wealth manager. She is a frequent commentator on the topic of philanthropy and has been quoted in the International Herald Tribune, Channel News Asia, and BBC World News.

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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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