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Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom (BK Currents)by Charles Halpern
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This inspiring memoir is about working for a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world, while cultivating the wisdom that supports and deepens this work. Everyone who is trying to make waves ? to bring about needed social and institutional change ? will enjoy this real-world guide to effectively navigating the currents to achieve success while also maintaining balance, compassion, and hope. Charles Halpern, one of America's most distinguished public interest advocates and social innovators, shares his revealing experiences and learnings along a journey from corporate attorney to activist and social entrepreneur. People of all ages will learn about integrating the inner and outer work of their lives through the practice of wisdom.
Book News Annotation:
Self-described social entrepreneur and activist Halpern is a co- founder of the Center for Law and Social Policy, an early public interest law firm; the founding dean of the City U. of New York Law School at Queens College, founded with a public interest mission; former president of the grant-making Nathan Cummings Foundation; and a founding figure of the Buddhist-influenced Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, "which works to integrate contemplative awareness and contemporary life, to help create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society." In this memoir, he describes his career involved with these and other projects, paying particular attention to the path that led him to his current spiritualism. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Halpern, one of Americas most distinguished public interest advocates and social innovators, shares his revealing experiences from his journey from corporate attorney to activist and social entrepreneur.
About the Author
ROBERT B. REICH is a professor at Brandeis University. He has served in both Republican and Democratic administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Clinton. His work has appeared often in major national publications. This is his tenth book. He lives in Cambridge, MA.
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