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Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty – Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus (Watch his TEDx talk here) is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief …

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Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

(As featured in 10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective) Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based …

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time – Greg Mortenson

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard. Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by …

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