During the past week, I’ve been asked numerous times why last week’s launch seemed so different from the average book launch. The answer is easy: It wasn’t a book launch!
We realized early on that The Pollyanna Principles is not just another “book to be marketed.” It is instead one part of a larger effort to help this sector grab hold of its power to change the world.
So last week we indeed launched the book. But we also launched the consultant curriculum at the Community-Driven Institute. And we launched what we hope will be an ongoing dialogue about creating visionary improvement in our communities and our world.
To that end, over the next few days I want to share some of the rich discussions I have been privileged to have about just those topics. The first is a conversation I had with John Haydon. Those who have read some of my posts about Social Media and Social Networking know that I have recommended John’s straight-shooting approach to using tools like Facebook and Twitter for community benefit work.
Last week, John interviewed me at his blog. His was the most to-the-point interview I had all week, and because of that, it was the most fun. In two words, John “gets it.” I love his choice of words – words like “powerful” and “courageous.” How much more can one ask for?
I hope you enjoy the conversation John and I shared, which you will find at this link. And please, comment at John’s blog as a way of thanking him for being part of this movement!
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