Repost: 10 books to read if you want to have an impact

We know that the PC community loves reading AND making an impact so combine those two things in the book list below, reposted from “10 Books You Should Read If You Want to Have an Impact” / and written by Paul Polak who has brought 22+ million farmers out of poverty. His work is dedicated to desgining products for the Other 90% (the 2.6 billion customers who live on less that $2/day)

1.    Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E. F. Schumacher (Blond & Briggs, 1973)

2.    The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, by William Easterly (Penguin Press, 2006)

3.    Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962, by Frank Dikotter (Walker & Company, 2011)

4.    Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, by Madeleine Albright (Harper, 2012)

5.    Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor, 2011)

6.    Hell’s Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler’s War Machine, by Diarmuid Jeffreys (Metropolitan Books, 2008)

7.    Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang (Simon & Schuster, 1991)

8.    Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday (Knopf, 2005)

9.    Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, by Arthur Herman (Random House, 2012)

10.  The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits, by C.K. Prahalad (Wharton School Publishing, 2004)

Let us know if you’ve read any books during service that have had an impact on the way you have an impact in you site! 

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