The Resource The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back, Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen, (ebook)

The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back, Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen, (ebook)

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The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back
Title
The power of half
Title remainder
one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen
Title variation
  • Power of one half
  • Power of 1/2
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It all started when fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen had a eureka moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood at the same instant she spotted a man driving a glistening Mercedes, she said, "Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." Until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream-providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part to help others but not really feeling it. So when Hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to act on her urge to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. At first it seemed outlandish: What, are we crazy? Then it became a challenge: We are totally doing this. Their plan eventually took them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world. And they found themselves changing too. As Kevin Salwen says, "No one else is nuts enough to sell their house," but what his family discovered along the way will inspire countless others, no matter what their means or resources are. Warm, funny, and deeply moving, The Power of Half is the story of how one family grew closer as they discovered that half could be so much more
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Midwest
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Salwen, Kevin
Dewey number
174
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Salwen, Hannah
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumer behavior
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back, Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780547486215
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12017688
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remote
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12017688
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MWT12017688
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back, Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547486215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12017688
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12017688
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MWT12017688
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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