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To be of use : the seven seeds of meaningful work

Author: Dave Smith
Publisher: Novato, CA : New World Library, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this story of his transition, Smith shows how business can be a force for progressive change, that business driven by simple core values - not the hijacked values of right-wing extremism but our common values of responsibility, compassion, and service - can help make the world a better place. Smith shapes his commentary around his interpretation of the seven virtues of Christianity and the ancient traditional
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Dave, 1942 July 19-
To be of use.
Novato, CA : New World Library, ©2005
(DLC) 2005014381
(OCoLC)60453995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Smith
ISBN: 9781577318682 1577318684
OCLC Number: 841172572
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: Faith --
true belief --
Hope --
soul school --
Justice --
action heroes --
Temperance --
the briarpatch way --
Courage --
creative action heroes --
Prudence --
reclaiming the soul of business --
Love --
useful you --
Epilogue --
local creative action.
Responsibility: Dave Smith.
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"In this story of his transition, Smith shows how business can be a force for progressive change, that business driven by simple core values - not the hijacked values of right-wing extremism but our common values of responsibility, compassion, and service - can help make the world a better place. Smith shapes his commentary around his interpretation of the seven virtues of Christianity and the ancient traditional wisdom at their core. He combines a scathing examination of what work has come to mean in America with an inspiring, heartfelt manifesto urging Americans to return to work that reflects the true human values in their heart."

"Smith also profiles people whose work is driven by meaning, people he calls Creative Action Heroes. Drawing on their example for inspiration, he carefully explores what satisfying work is all about and how we can find it again. With challenges to the business status quo and humorous stories of spiritual and political seeking, To Be of Use is both an entertaining, stirring read and a blueprint for making our work lives personally meaningful again."--Jacket.

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