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How to Change the World

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On our own, can we make a difference? Of all six books, this was the one I was drawn to most, the examples of change, one person at a time, are inspiring and thought-provoking. John-Paul Flintoff also looks at the wider picture showing people who are working at reconciliation and pushing for major changes, giving us some hope for the future.

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How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff, School of Life

We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference. John-Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn't like something, they could change it. Combining fresh new insights from history, politics and modern culture, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

About the Author

John-Paul Flintoff is an author, writer and broadcaster. He trained as an investigative reporter, worked for several years at the Financial Times, and has written for many other newspapers and magazines around the world. His work has won several awards, and has led directly to changes in UK government policy. For more, see

The School of Life is a London-based enterprise that is dedicated to the most useful ideas relevant to the dilemmas of everyday life. We consider questions like: How can we fulfil our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you towards a variety of useful ideas from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish and console.

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10th May 2012


John-Paul Flintoff, School of Life

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Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan


160 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years


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