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Michael Bungay Stanier
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Sept. 6 2011
End Malaria is more than a book, it’s a great cause.

At least $20 from each copy sold by us goes directly to Malaria No More to send a mosquito net to a family in need and to support life-saving work in the fight against malaria. Malaria No More, an international advocacy organization, is on a mission to end malaria related deaths by 2015.

In addition to saving lives, buying this book means you can enjoy essays by 62 of American’s favorite business authors, including Tom Peters, Nicholas Carr, Pam Slim, and Sir Ken Robinson. Organized into three main sections—Focus, Courage, Resilience—and eight subsections—Tap Your Strengths, Create Freedom, Love & Be Kind, Disrupt Normal, Take Small Steps, Embrace Systems, Get Physical, Collaborate—all essays in End Malaria share a desire to inspire readers to look within themselves for solutions to their everyday dilemmas and for motivation to realize their desires.

Editor Michael Bungay Stanier envisioned End Malaria as a book that would marry the best writers of the business world to a deserving cause. Michael assembled and edited this collection with a goal to leverage that breadth of expertise these writers represent for an issue of global importance.

At its core, End Malaria is about doing great work including the hard work to save lives. All of the writers in this collection and all of the partners involved have waived fees in order to raise the maximum amount of money.

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A Q&A with Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner at Box of Crayons and Editor of End Malaria

Question: Michael, how did you get the idea for this project?

Michael Bungay Stanier: In my last book, Do More Great Work, I talk about the power of focusing on a "Great Work Project" to channel your energy and focus on doing Great Work--the work that you care about, the work that makes a difference, the work that matters.

So in the middle of 2010, I sat down to ask myself what my Great Work Project would be, and the idea for the first version of this book appeared.

Question: The first version?

Michael Bungay Stanier: It's gone through quite a few iterations. First, it was going to be just an ebook that would be free (and hopefully viral), with requests to donate baked into it. Then it turned into a book, but I couldn't quite figure out how to get the money from the sales to the charity. And then finally into what it is today.

Question: Why malaria?

Michael Bungay Stanier: When I was thinking about my Great Work Project, I thought about having an impact at a global scale. That was fairly overwhelming, but I did some research and found that $10--the cost of a mosquito net--is the cheapest unit of global change.

Malaria is a scourge--a child dies of it every 45 seconds--and nowhere more so than in Africa. For $10, you can save lives. I though I could try and raise $10 per book. (And of course, we're actually raising twice that.)


About the Author

In addition to editing this collection, Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of several books including, Do More Great Work. Michael is also a popular speaker at business and coaching conferences. Recently he spoke at the SHRM, the OD Network, and the International Coaching Federation conferences. Before founding Box of Crayons, an executive coaching firm working with organizations that do great work, Michael was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He holds a Masters of Philosophy from Oxford, and law and arts degrees with highest honors from the Australian National University.

Michael Bungay Stanier has commissioned a most impressive list of contributors for End Malaria. In this collection you will find essays by 62 of leading names in business: Alan Webber, Alexandra Levit, Andy Smith, Barry Schwartz, Bill Jensen, Brené Brown, Charlene Li, Chris Brogan, Chris Guillebeau, Dan Pink, Danielle LaPorte, Dave Ramsey, David Allen, David Rock, Daymond John, Derek Sivers, Elleen McDargh, Gary E. Knell, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gina Trapani, Gopi Kallayi, Gwen Bell, Jeff Jarvis, Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Jon Acuff, Jonah Lehrer, Jonathan Fields, Josh Kaufman, Josh Linkner, Keith Ferrazzi, Lauryn Ballesteros, Les McKeown, Lynda Gratton, Melissa Daimler, Michael Bungay Stanier, Mitch Joel, Nancy Duarte, Nicholas Carr, Nilofer Merchant, Pam Slim, Patrick Lencioni, Premal Shah, Rich Fernandez, Robert Biswas-Diener, Roger Martin, Ryan Vanderbilt, Sally Bonneywell/ Kim Laffery/ Sue Cruise, Sally Hogshead, Scott Belsky, Scott Stratten, Seth Godin, Sir Ken Robinson, Steph Irwin Corker, Tom Peters, Tony Schwartz, Kevin Kelly, Richard E. Lapchick, Stephen Johnson, Scott Case, Jessica Hagy, and Ashley Furniture.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas from a project with a great goal May 13 2012
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I'm a big fan of Seth Godin, so when I heard about this initiative from his blog it was a no-brainer for me. I am happy to support a project that looks to eradicate Malaria from the continent of Africa-period.

With regard to the book I expected useful, insightful information from a varied group of business thinkers and I found exactly that-the pages are packed with great ideas. Each contributor has delivered practical food for thought and ideas on how to shake up our perception on how we work. The beauty of End Malaria is that you can pick it up, read a section (think, plan, implement or simply muse!) put it back down and return to read from another author whenever you want!

Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The power of an idea when packaged in an ebook April 25 2012
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Buy a book, save a life. It's that simple.

62 authors contributed useful, inspirational gems to this little book as a way to raise money to fight malaria. By May 2012, it raised over $300,000.

As Seth Godin said: "62 authors contributed their insights and their guts to this anthology. It's provoked new ideas, started conversations and saved the lives of countless kids. All because editor Michael Bungay Stanier stood up, and people listened."

Besides being a superb source of daily inspiration, it is a provocative demonstration of the power of an idea when packaged in an ebook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Resource! Sept. 20 2011
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This book is a must-have for everyone. It's huge learning in a small package...one of those books you should read a few times, not just once and share your learning. These thought leaders approach life, business, humanity and innovation that would benefit us all. Buy a few and give them to other thought leaders and pay the learning forward. End Malaria
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Oct. 12 2011
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An excellent book benefitting a worthy cause. Well worth reading, tons of great ideas/different perspectives to think about. And, with every purchase you're helping to make a difference (seriously - 2 children will live because you bought a copy!). Highly recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help save lives by helping yourself Sept. 6 2011
By lordlancaster - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're a fan of Seth Godin and other motivational, inspirational writers then you will find 'End Malaria' a real treat.

Packed full of short essays, tips and insights from over 60 of the world's leading thinkers and business brains, the purpose of this book is not only to inspire and engage the reader to bigger and better things in their own life but to actually participate in a much higher purpose by saving the lives of others.

Released on 7th September 2011 as part of 'End Malaria Day' - $20 dollars (around £12 GBP) from each physical copy sold (and the full amount of each Kindle version) will be donated to 'Malaria No More', an international advocacy organisation on a mission to end malaria-related deaths by 2015. This money will be used to pay for mosquito nets which are proven to be one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce deaths and increase life expectancy in malaria-ridden countries.

Please buy this book and play your part in saving lives today.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Excuses Sept. 6 2011
By M. Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book contains great contributions from smart authors -- they'll inspire you to do better work, become an artist and a leader, and truly make an impact in the world. I loved it, and that's a fact. But to be honest, that's not why you should buy it.

Almost anyone reading this can spare $20. If you can't (and please think seriously about it if you think that's the case), you can afford 20 minutes of emailing and tweeting and blogging about it. Every sale of this book saves lives -- real people's lives -- and that makes it a no brainer. If 100,000 books get sold, 4 million lives get saved. You have no excuse to bow out; your internet connection suggests that your life is full of luxuries that most of us will likely take for granted. $20 is a few cups of coffee. Buy the book. Benefit from the content. And make the difference.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars +1 for this great book, -1 for malaria Sept. 7 2011
By Chris Guillebeau - Published on Amazon.com
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Mosquitoes have always had a thing for my wife Jolie. When she contracted malaria, we lived on a hospital ship in West Africa. During two bed-ridden weeks, she was well-cared for--eventually making a complete recovery and remembering to wear bug spray more often. Unfortunately, many others aren't as lucky. Let's end malaria for everyone. This book can help.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Change the world and yourself Sept. 7 2011
By Carter B. Gibson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Read down the list of 62 authors contributing essays to this book. Did you? If you are like me then you have probably read books by at least 20 of these people, follow all of them on Twitter, and read and tag nearly every blog post they produce. This is a fantastic collection of wisdom from some of the brightest minds thinking today. This alone is worth the price of admission. I've already pulled a few nuggets of wisdom from these pages and that was just a cursory pass.

Knowledge and improvement aside, this book also adds the component of social good. The vast majority of the money earned on this book (100% of the Kindle addition!) goes to fight Malaria. How can you do better today than saving a life?

Help others, improve your life, and buy this book!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate win-win Sept. 7 2011
By michellek - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of those books that should have been published long ago, but no one had the courage to make it a reality. I applaud Michael Bungay Stainer, Seth Godin, and the entire team at the Domino Project for choosing to take a leap for such an important cause -- ending malaria deaths in Africa.

This book couldn't be more of a win-win.

You give back while getting invaluable advice.

You save lives while enriching your own.
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