How to change the world: John Paul Flintoff at TEDxAthens 2012





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Published on Feb 14, 2013


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John-Paul Flintoff writes for major English-language newspapers and magazines about people who are well known and powerful -- and others who are little known and powerless.
His new book, How To Change The World, is a practical manual containing insights from people he's interviewed, the latest psychological research, and stories from around the world and throughout history. It also contains some examples of Flintoff's own attempts to make a difference -- to show that changing the world is not the business only of "great souls" like Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela. It's something we can all do.The book is published in 13 languages, as part of a series from The School of Life, founded by Alain de Botton in London, where Flintoff is on the faculty.His previous book, Sew Your Own, described his own attempt to take back control, save money and help the environment by making his own clothes. It was described by kind reviewers as (variously) wonderful, amazing, funny, warm, inspiring, moving and utterly brilliant.He has advised major global corporations on creative ways to make a difference -- but he also works with members of the public in libraries, among faith groups, and at schools.

About TEDx:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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