Being Generous (Hardcover)

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Through the ages, the world’s cultures and great religions have in profound, though different, ways sought to answer the big question: how should we live? Part of the answer has to do with how we ought to treat others, particularly those who are most in need. Ample evidence suggests that giving selflessly to others lies at the heart of what it means to be a thoughtful and moral human being. In Being Generous, author Theodore Roosevelt Malloch leads an exploration of this important concept of generous giving.

He begins by examining how generosity fits into the various spiritual traditions, philosophical schools, and economic systems. Further chapters illustrate how generosity need not always be about money, showing how it might also involve the sharing of time and talent. Elsewhere, Malloch explores the science behind generosity, looking, for example, at the relationship between various chemicals in the brain and generous behavior. Beyond the theory and the science of generosity, readers will also find a wealth of inspiration in a collection of profiles of past and present icons of generosity.

Being Generous concludes with a practical action plan that lays out concrete steps to guide readers toward lives of greater giving.

About the Author

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, PhD is an international expert on governance, strategy, and business. A former Professor and Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Henley Business School, Dr. Malloch previously served as a research professor at Yale University.

He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Roosevelt Global Governance Group, a leading strategic management and thought leadership company. He has served on the executive board of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS); has held an ambassadorial level position at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; worked in senior policy positions at the US State Department and US Senate, and worked in capital markets at Salomon Brothers on Wall Street. He has experience on many corporate, mutual fund, and not-for-profit boards, including universities, charitable trusts, and foundations.

Dr. Malloch earned his PhD in international political economy from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts from Gordon College, and an M.Litt. at the University of Aberdeen, on a St. Andrews Fellowship. He has written extensively on the nature of virtuous enterprise, the practices of practical wisdom, the pursuit of happiness, and the virtues of generosity and thrift. His new book, coauthored with the retired chairman and CEO of Cargill, is Common Sense Business.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781599473161
ISBN-10: 159947316X
Publisher: Templeton Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English