Are you looking for sense and meaning in your work? Would you like to be successful but expect more in the way of reward and fulfilment than just a paycheque? The Future Makers offers 23 encouraging responses to these questions. It tells the diverse stories of people from around the world who have made a sustainable mark on the world through their careers: from an American financial market specialist to tree planters in Africa; from Japanese environmental experts to dancers in Argentina. The Future Makers are people who make the world a better, more beautiful and livable place for current and coming generations. The Hafenmayers present these inspiring stories in an accessible, entertaining and thoughtful way. But they also do far more. The book presents a toolkit on how you can forge a career that has a positive impact on the world. This step-by-step process has already had a life-changing impact on readers of the original German edition. It is packed with helpful suggestions for personal development and reorientation – for a work life that will make you happier and deeply satisfied. The Future Makers takes you on a journey to people whose values and visions aren't compartmentalized into corners of their lives. They live their dreams every day. This book will show you how you can do the same.
Part I: A world tour with consequences Part II: The portraits1. "I don't have the right professional background"Albina Ruiz Ríos – From jungle girl to refuse queenSafia Minney – Fair trade – haute-couture: making beautiful clothes and making senseChris Eyre – A very different kind of venture capitalMaria Emilia Correa – From critiquing business to taking responsibility2. "I'm too young or too old"Dr V – The McDonaldisation of eye surgeryVicky Colbert de Arboleda – Education not drugsIsaac Shongwe – A lost child of the slums and an African leaderPhoto impressions of our world tourMia Hanak – Why mobile phones earn a place in museums3. "I am not financially secure"Mariana Galarza – Promoting health instead of curing illnessFlorian Krämer – Children deserve a better worldNjogu Kahare – Live your own valuesKaren Tse – The journey is the destination4. "I am already successful with what I'm doing"David Bussau – The economy of "enough"Inés Sanguinetti – The wake-up call: uniting passionsAshok Khosla – The power of temptationErin Keown Ganju – No signposts pointing to happinessJordan Kassalow – Using your own potential5. "What will others think of me?"Roma Debabrata – The healing effects of a poisonous injectionDavid Suzuki – Visions for grandchildrenAmory Lovins – Let's build a world: thriving, verdant, just and secure!Charles Maisel – Treat adults as adultsThilo Bode – Change in the face of oppositionJunko Edahiro – Fountain of hope in critical times Part III: Your path to positive impactCriteria for positive impact and sustainable well-being as a measureFive paths to a job with meaningAn idea becomes reality – options to help you realise a job with positive impactDr Muhammad Yunus – Social business entrepreneurs are the solutionPart IV: Appendices