Why do some great ideas take off and soar, while others never get off the ground? Where does that elusive sense of being part of something larger than ourselves come from? How can each of us harness that feeling to help fuel the world’s best ideas and turn them into movements?
In Larger Than Yourself, Thibault Manekin tells gripping stories about inspirational people and pivotal moments that answer these questions at a time when social entrepreneurship is no longer a buzzword but a global necessity. He shares his experiences helping to bridge social divides in war-torn countries through sports and reimagining the real estate industry so that buildings empower communities and unite cities, illustrating how we all can turn ideas into movements. The seven distinct lessons that emerge become actionable principles for the doers and dreamers of today, inspiring you with takeaways to assist in the pursuit of your own endeavors.
“Should be required reading for all who dare to live with purpose. Highly recommended.” — D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up
“If you want to build a better organization, project, neighborhood, or world, and turn ideas into movements, Larger Than Yourself is an illuminating and inspiring guide to getting there.” — Ronald M. Shapiro, attorney, sports agent, and New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Nice
“At a time of unparalleled upheaval and worldwide uncertainty, when old industries need reinvention and new ways of working must emerge, Larger Than Yourself provides both the inspiration and the road map for that change — and shows us that we are stronger united than divided.” — Chris Wilson, artist and bestselling author of The Master Plan
“Inspires us with the confidence to take on the seemingly impossible.” — Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“Thibault Manekin’s journey shows what’s possible when we tap into the power of collective leadership and when we lead with love.” — Wendy Kopp, CEO and cofounder of Teach For All and founder of Teach For America