You’ve heard it said that we all have a book inside of us.
But not everyone who has worthwhile wisdom to share has an opportunity to sit and write for days — if not months — to publish a book.
After all, entrepreneurs are busy.
Our job is to run our businesses successfully, walk the talk, and spread our impact through our business. Businesses are the true expressions and reflections of our greatness.
The sad thing though is that we miss out on so much learning from the best entrepreneurs and their stories.
But that all changed when a diverse group of entrepreneurs gathered in Bali in 2016 for the very first B1G1 Business for Good Conference.
One business leader — Steve Pipe, a UK-based B1G1 partner, came up with a remarkable idea to get those people in the room contributing their best insights towards a book called “Better business, Better life, Better world”.
All in all, 34 business owners from different industries wrote unique pieces to add to this book. It became a best-seller and a masterpiece, because of the question they had to answer to become a part of the book:
“What are three pieces of best advice you will give to your grandchildren…to create great businesses, to live a great life and to build a great world?”
Each and every chapter of this ‘Better Business Book’ reveals the best advice from those business owners.
…And the advises were NOT about how you maximize the profit you make today.
The running theme through each contribution was about how we can live with true integrity, pride, aspirations, then achieve real meaningful success.
Some of the co-authors of this book were already best-selling authors with multiple business books in their repertoires. But many had never published a book before.
For them, this project wasn’t about what they could ‘get‘. It was about every one of them coming together to give more.
They all agreed that no one would benefit financially from this book.
They could give away the books. They could sell the books and give the proceeds to their favourite giving projects through B1G1, to create life-changing impacts together through the book.
The whole project was funded by the Pipe family. All the co-authors helped spread the word, all with the aim to positively impact lives through the profound book it became.
The people who read this very first ‘Better Business Book’ remarked that the insights in the book were so inspirational and useful that they felt there should be more of this book in the world.
“What a sensational book. Such a simple idea.
Engaging and inspiring all in one go!”
“Beautiful collection of priceless advice.”
“It’s addictive. I felt compelled to keep reading in search of
the next golden nugget which was never far away!”
So, what’s next?
That’s the lovely part ……
At the next B1G1 Business for Good Conferences in Miami (23-24 June), Birmingham (30 June – 1 July) and Gold Coast (7-8 July), we’re involving many more entrepreneurs in the B1G1 community to contribute their stories. If you are planning to attend but have not registered yet, confirm your participation here.
As a celebration of the 100 million giving impacts we’re about to achieve, we are giving away a complimentary e-book version of Better business, Better life, Better world for the next five days. You can request your copy right now. We hope everyone who received their copy of Better Business has been inspired by the insights.
After all, this book is about giving. And every copy we give away also gives back to impact the world.
We look forward to including your story in the next version of Better Business!