WEconomy: You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World

WEconomy: You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World

WEconomy: You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World

WEconomy: You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World


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***100% of Author Royalties are being donated to charity in keeping with the belief that WEconomy can indeed change the world by empowering families in developing communicates to lift themselves out of poverty with the small business training these book sales are providing. Track your individual impact on a global scale with the specific code on your book’s back cover at WE.org.

Your guide to 'Business with Benefits'... for All!

Purpose and profit are powerful human motivators. Combined, this power can change the world.

WEconomy is your guidebook to the greatest evolution in business since the assembly line. Discover the secret to achieving purpose with profit in your career and company, all while driving positive impact.

Do you crave more meaning in your job?

This book is your roadmap. Are you seeking to inspire employees? CEOs are discovering that purpose is the key to increasing productivity and retaining top performers. If you’re in sales, unleash the power of purpose to inspire customers to be passionate brand ambassadors. If you are an aspiring social entrepreneur, learn how to massively scale your mission.

Get paid to change the world — who wouldn't want to be the person doing that?

Uncover the methods of megastars like Oprah Winfrey, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Sir Richard Branson, who make the world a better place through purposeful — and highly successful — business strategies. The stellar authorial team share in candid detail, the setbacks and achievements they experienced building successful enterprises and charities — with purpose.

With the tips inside this book, you, your business, or your charity can:

  • Find a cause that drives you and your career goals to new heights
  • Create a job that you love and be celebrated by your peers, boss, and industry
  • Inspire brand fanatics to stay loyal to you, your company, and your cause

Add a halo to your product, grow your geographic reach, innovate for "the next big thing," engage Boomers to Gen Z, and much more!

This is your blueprint for living by your personal values, achieving career success, and changing the world.

Additional Praise for WEconomy:

"WEconomy shows us, in surprising and engaging stories, how a yearning to succeed in career can also be a calling to contribute to the betterment of society. This is a playbook for those of us who are obsessed with a purposeful life at home and at work."
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

"Full of inspiring examples and practical ideas, WEconomy is a must read for any in business – large or small – looking to harness among their colleagues the power of that most natural and potent of human instincts – a sense of purpose."
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever

"The WEconomy, is a blueprint for businesses wanting to achieve success while making the world a better place. Businesses that see the human, not just the customer - and see the whole person, not just a payroll number. Through engaging stories and personal experiences the authors show us that the WEconomy is happening now, and importantly, WE are all responsible for its success."
Sara Blakely, founder/owner of Spanx brand

"The biggest growth market for companies today is to join in the cause of solving society's ills. WEconomy is a fresh and innovative guide for galvanizing all of us to action."
Tom Wilson, Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Allstate

"Is it possible to merge purpose with work? Yes! WEconomy inspires us to channel our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talents into serving causes that really matter to us and our communities."
Lynne Doughtie, U.S. Chair and CEO of KPMG

"WEconomy is an indispensable handbook for anyone who sees the need to improve the world, who wants to retain and engage employees — or simply has a mandate to drive profitability."
— Jane Francisco, editor in chief, Good Housekeeping

"As global citizens, it is important that we all decide how we can help build a better future for everyone who inhabits this planet. A planet we must come to realize we all share. In the WEconomy, Holly, Marc and Craig share, not only entertaining and insightful stories, but top tips on how, both personally and professionally, we can work together to achieve just that."
Scooter Braun, Entrepreneur and Founder of SB Projects

"As people continue to look for meaningful ways they can uniquely contribute personally and professionally to this world, WEconomy illustrates ways we can all do good and do well."
Pete Carroll, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Champions

"Through fun, inspiring and revealing stories the authors, not only bring the WEconomy to life, but bring the reader along for the ride. As the most connected generation in history, never before has there been such an incredible opportunity to make the 'WE' a powerful movement for positive change."
Ed Sheeran, Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119447795
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/07/2018
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author who has written twelve books. He co-founded WE Charity, lifting more than one million people from poverty. He is an MBA graduate with 15 honorary doctorates. His purpose is helping others discover their purpose. Craig lives in Toronto with his wife Leysa and son Hilson.

Holly, after achieving medical and physiology degrees from University College London and working as a doctor, joined the Virgin Group's Leadership team, dedicating her time to her passions: people, culture, and purpose. She is Chair of Virgin Unite, a founder and trustee of Big Change and Co-Chair of WE Day UK. Holly lives in London with her husband Freddie Andrewes and their twins Etta and Artie.

Marc is a syndicated colum-nist read by millions. He co- founded ME to WE Social Enterprise, engaging millions of customers to drive social change. He is a Harvard and Oxford graduate, and Rhodes Scholar. He believes that purpose-driven business will change the world. Marc lives in Toronto with his wife Roxanne and daughters Lily-Rose and Violette.

Authors donate 100% of royalties to charity.

Contact authors at WEconomy@we.org

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Table of Contents

Welcome to the WEconomy

Foreword Sheryl Sandberg ix

Part 1 What: An introduction to the WEconony: What is it? Why now? How is it changing business for good?

Who: The authors share their personal journeys and lessons on business, charity, and social enterprise-learned the hard way

Introduction: Welcome tot he WEconomy Craig Kielburger Holly Branson Marc Kielburger 1

Chapter 1 Growing Up Branson Holly Branson 17

Chapter 2 Breakfast and a Wake-Up Call Craig Kielburger 31

Chapter 3 From the Slaughterhouse to Social Enterprise Marc Kielburger 47

Part 2 Why?

Introduction: Purpose at Work: Why Business Should Get Involved Craig Kielburger Holly Branson Marc Kielburger 63

Chapter 4 Purpose 101 Holly Branson 71

Chapter 5 Inspire Brand Fanatics Craig Kielburger 85

Chapter 6 Build New Products Marc Kielburger 97

Chapter 7 Reinventing Your Work Life Holly Branson 111

Chapter 8 Differentiate Products Craig Kielburger 123

Chapter 9 Sweat the Big and Small Stuff Holly Branson 135

Chapter 10 Unlock New Customers Marc Kielburger 149

Chapter 11 The New world of Impact Investing Holly Branson 159

Chapter 12 Open New Markets Craig Kielburger 171

Chapter 13 People Are Your Purpose Holly Branson 183

Part 3 How

Introduction: If You Build It, They May Not Come: How to Get Purpose Right Craig Kielburger Holly Branson Marc Kielburger 199

Chapter 14 Be a purpose Led "Learning Organization" Holly Branson 207

Chapter 15 WEconomy Impact Engineering, Step One: Find Your Cause Craig Kielburger 223

Chapter 16 WEconomy Impact Engineering, Step Two: Build a 360 Action Plan Marc Kielburger 241

Chapter 17 WEconomy Impact Engineering, Step Three: Engage Your Networks Craig Kielburger 257

Chapter 18 It's Time to Get Your Pitch On … Holly Branson 271

Chapter 19 Change without Cash Marc Kielburger 289

Chapter 20 Your WEconomy Assignment: Build a 100-Year Purpose Plan Holly Branson 301

Conclusion: The WEconomy Needs You Craig Kielburger Holly Branson Marc Kielburger 313

Epilogue Sir Richard Branson 317

Appendix 320

Acknowledgments 322

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