Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business
Lublin, CEO of the youth volunteering organization Do Something and founder of Dress for Success, shows organizations how to get more done with less of everything, especially money and personnel, while keeping innovation, passion, and creativity high. Sharing insightful stories and strategies from her own experiences and from stars in the not-for-profit world such as Billy Shore from Share Our Strength, Wendy Kopp from Teach for America, and John Lilly from Mozilla, she debunks the most prevalent myth in business today—that salary drives great performance and stellar productivity. She proposes that companies broaden their rewards and their understanding of compensation so that people become deeply motivated to excel and offers techniques for extracting the best from people including creating a stimulating workplace, offering skill development, and doling out titles liberally. She also shares advice on branding, doing more for customers, stretching finances, and more. Concluding each chapter with 11 questions to prompt creativity in specific areas, she propels readers on the road to positive change. Inspiring, wise, and eminently practical, this book distills the best practices that any company—private or public—can adopt, and that no leader should be without.
(Source: Publishers Weekly)
DO SOMETHING. CHANGE THE WORLD! A Handbook for Young Activists
From the influential and motivating online teen service organization DoSomething.org comes DO SOMETHING. CHANGE THE WORLD! A Handbook for Young Activists. This idea-to-execution workbook and guide gives tweens and teenagers the tools they need to pinpoint the cause that fires them up and create an action plan to address the problem.
Young people rocking change isn’t just possible; it’s happening every day. From fighting childhood obesity to working to defeat HIV to cleaning up America’s beaches, last year 850,000 kids picked causes they were passionate about and took action through DoSomething.org programs. Written in a lively, in-your-face style with bold full-color graphics, this is an interactive, educational workbook that shows kids how to get involved, in language they understand.
Along with quizzes to help readers pinpoint their cause, the book includes 33 detailed action plans, touching on areas such as animal welfare, disaster relief, discrimination, education, environment, human rights, bullying, and more. To provide inspiration, DO SOMETHING. CHANGE THE WORLD! also includes profiles of real-life “kid heroes” who made a difference, worksheets, informative facts, and project outlines.