Citizen You Doing Your Part to Change the World

ISBN-10: 0307588483

ISBN-13: 9780307588487

Edition: 2010

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Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement is emerging: Active Citizenship. A key member of one of New Yorkrs"s most civic-minded families-one that has supported many of Americars"s notable institutions and deserving programs-Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to "active citizenship." Itrs"s an idea that uses the power of practical creativity and grassroots participation to solve seemingly intractable problems. InCitizen You, Tisch challenges readers to join this movement and points the way toward making our world a better place, one person and one neighborhood at a time. Tisch has filledCitizen Youwith accounts of people who Yours"ll meet such inspirational individuals as: Scott Harrison, who has used the networking and marketing skills he developed as a night club promoter to help over a million people in the developing world get access for the first time to clean, safe drinking water. Steffi Coplan, whose Broadway2Broadway project brought out the hidden musical talents of kids at an inner city school. Eric Schwarz, who decided to do something about Americars"s under-performing schools, and parlayed a single classroom mentoring project into the nationwide Citizens Schools movement. Chris Swan, who is training a new generation of "citizen engineers" to make sure that the projects they build arenrs"t just structurally sound but also environmentally and socially sustainable. Dave Nelson, who traded his role as an executive at IBM for a job at a struggling nonprofit that teaches kids about the power of entrepreneurship-and discovered a host of new challenges and rewards in the process. Through these and many other remarkable stories, yours"ll learn how todayrs"s active citizens are transforming thinking about social change. Rather than short-term fixes and hand-me-down charity, theyrs"re striving to build sustainable, systemic solutions to our most challenging problems, building and empowering communities rather than fostering dependency. And theyrs"re using a host of new tools, from online networking and private-public partnerships to corporate engagement and social entrepreneurship, to redefine how change can happen.Citizen Youis a potent antidote to pessimism. At a time of unprecedented challenges on the national and world stage, when active citizenship is not a choice but a necessity,Citizen Youdares us to reshape the social, political, and intellectual structures that have long confined us, and offers fresh thinking that redefines the very concept of activism. For more information and ideas about how to be an active citizen go to www.citizenyou.org
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

JONATHAN M. TISCH is co-chairman of the board and a member of the office of the president of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the U.S., and is also chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels. Tisch also serves as chairman of NYC & Company, the cityrsquo;s tourism bureau, and helped lead the drive to revitalize downtown Manhattan after the attacks of 9/11. Additionally, Tisch holds positions as Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association, a travel industry lobbying group; trustee of Tufts University; treasurer of the New York Giants football team; and a member of the Tribeca Film Institute board. The author of two books,The Power of We: Succeeding through PartnershipsandChocolates on the Pillow Arenrsquo;t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience,he lives in New York City KARL WEBERwrites about business and current affairs.  His books includeCreating a World Without Poverty, co-authored with Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus,The Triple Bottom Line,with sustainability expert Andrew W. Savitz, andFood Inc.,the companion to the award-winning documentary.  He lives and works in Irvington, New York.   From the Hardcover edition.

Adrian J. Slywotzky is vice president of Mercer Management Consulting, a New York-based strategy consulting firm. A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was recently selected by "Industry Week" as one of the six most influential people in management, along with Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Peter Drucker, Andy Grove, & Michael Porter.Adrian J. Slywotzky, a partner of the global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, is one of the world's best-known business thinkers. Author of a string of popular, high-regarded management books, including THE PROFIT ZONE, VALUE MIGRATION and THE UPSIDE, Slywotzky has been lauded as one of the top 50 business thinkers by The Times and one of the world's six most influential management thinkers by Industry Week . Co-author Karl Weber is one of today's most successful writers and editors of general interest non-fiction. The bestsellers he has helped develop include Scott McClellan's explosive political memoir WHAT HAPPENED and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's acclaimed works CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY and BUILDING SOCIAL BUSINESS.

Foreword
Social Mindstorms: Fresh Thinking Shakes Up the World of Civic Activism
A New Breed of Leader: A Generation of Change Agents Ready to Hit the Ground Running
Social Entrepreneurship: The Creative, Results-Oriented Approach to Social Change
Engaged Professionals: Redefining Work with Social Goals in Mind
A City of Citizens: Mobilizing Eight Million New Yorkers Around Civic Engagement
Digital Citizenship: How New Forms of Civic Engagement Are Being Created by Technology
Doing Well by Doing Good: Citizen Businesspeople—How Companies Are Combining Profit with Service
Bridging to Act Two: Changing Careers in Search of a Deeper Meaning for Life
Revitalizing Our Democracy: Restoring Idealism to Public Service
To Learn More: 52 Ways You Can Join the Movement
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index
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