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Impontant topic, which was introduced through an interesting story! I loved the book and it made me really want to do my part to fight the extreme poverty and think innovative ways to bring work to all people. The story touched me and made me in tears few times. The narrator had a very pleasant and soothing voice, which I enjoyed to listen.
"Give Work" is a masterpiece that should soon become required reading within high schools, colleges and business schools around the world. It is a "must read" for all social entrepreneurs. I first met Leila in 2009 at a conference at MIT, and more recently at an event where she was promoting her book at the Harvard Coop. I could not believe how similar our thinking was the first time I heard her speak. Coming from an underdeveloped country I can attest to how demoralizing it is to have to beg to eat and go to school or say goodbye to your loved ones and your habitat due to lack of money and opportunities. It is refreshing to see fearless people like Leila who embark on a mission regardless of how big and difficult it might be in order to do the kind of social good that will outlive her for centuries. This book is a great source of inspiration for social entrepreneurs who might be struggling and doubting themselves. It gives mention to a plethora of other authors and the works and lives of individuals whose stories will make you re-think your choices. Women entrepreneurs are often critized for putting business before motherhood, but what one must understand is that no one asks to be born, and that alone is enough of a reason to do with our lives whatever we please, not what society mandates. Leila touches every vulnerability we have as social entrepreneurs and that made me feel like I was not alone. The book also made me aware of mistakes... For years, I didn't want to use my image to brand my company, but I think I was completely wrong. The stories mentioned here made me revisit the times I've felt like a failure because I never married anyone nor did I become a mother... But again , I'm not alone. I love what I do and I OWN my choice to set myself free from expectations... Life is good, but with this kind of work, as social entrepreneurs, we can make it much better. Let's just do it. Thank you Leila!