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Asserting that money must connect to your soul, activist Lynne Twist seeks the truth of her relationship with “scarcity” and “sufficiency” in a series of encounters with people at the extremes of poverty, wealth, fame and anonymity. She finds inspiration and resistance in the scenarios she shares from her 50 years as a global activist and a fundraiser for the Hunger Project. Twist grounds her discovery in social theory and personal observations. Fundraising professionals, nonprofit managers or social entrepreneurs will enjoy her varied experiences and will likely emerge rightly feeling virtuous, enlightened and impassioned to address the social ills that money can ease. getAbstract recommends Twist’s insights to activists, students and professors, NGO personnel, philanthropists and policy-makers who will appreciate her insights about making money mean more.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How individuals and cultures misunderstand and misapply the importance of money,
  • How the ideas of “scarcity” and “sufficiency” can frame a deeper understanding and a better deployment of money, and
  • How adopting an outlook of sufficiency can improve your life.

About the Author

Lynne Twist is an activist, consultant, the founder of the Soul of Money Institute and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance for the indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest. In her decades with the Hunger Project, she has raised more than $150 million and has trained thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide.



Money Doesn’t Change People; People Do

The Amazonian Achuar people provide a “before-and-after picture” of a world without money. Having only recently engaged with an economy beyond their jungle home, they now appear to value money largely as an instrument they can use for conservation of the rain forest.

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    Very nice book
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    Great learnings !

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