By Booth Media Group
One of our long-standing clients is author, speaker, teacher, and activist John Perkins. While he is in high demand these days from people who want to hear his story, his thoughts on how the world got into this mess we’re in, and his solutions for how we can get create a better future, he hasn’t always been so well known or so popular.
His major bestselling book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, is the brave and honest account of his days working as a henchman for the “corporatocracy,” his term for the powerful forces of giant corporations and big, corrupt government agencies that collude to exploit people and nations. Here he tells his story of being recruited and seduced by power and money, only to realize soon after that he could not live with what he was doing.
Breaking away from the powerful corporatocracy was a risky move, one that came with death threats, bribes, and other dangers. This book is a fast-paced, honest, and straightforward look at how the US and major companies have gained so much influence around the world, and what we can do to stop the corruption and create a future worth giving to our grandchildren.
Book Review for The Power of the Heart by Baptist de Pape – get it here.
Reviewer: Rose from San Diego, friend of Booth Media Group
That we still don’t truly know how the heart starts beating, and that our very first heartbeat begins spontaneously – well, this must be the stuff of magic, right? It’s not magic, but it is something that transcends such a superficial notion; the heart is the energetic hub of our respective life force.
Baptist De Pape’s The Power of the Heart is a poignant examination of said life force. Along with a collective of esteemed Co-creators, De Pape explores the heart as being much more than a bodily organ pumping blood, but is a limitless source of love, intuition, and intelligence. The heart creates love and connects us with others in this world; consequently, when you open to your heart, the world opens up around you – generating a ripple effect of positive energy. When mindful of this interconnectedness of the heart, your heart’s intuition will allow you to perceive beyond your five senses and rationales and help to exercise compassion for others. Knowledge and reason takes us so far, but your heart communicates the deepest level of your consciousness – through which you can find meaning, creativity, and purpose to “break through the everyday restrictions on your life and imagination – to live fully engaged.”
I am thrilled to know there are plenty of those in our world who still believe the power of love can conquer all.
By Jessica Muto
I recently had the privilege of reading Molly Knight Raskin‘s well-researched and inspiring biography of an unsung hero: Danny Lewin.
Danny Lewin’s life, from American teen growing up in Israel to member of the elite Israeli counter-terrorism force to computer genius at MIT, is the stuff of fiction. But it’s not.
A young man whose stubborn will and refusal to give up kept his small tech company Akamai alive during the dot.com crash had a mind that would have ensured his place with such greats as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs if he had lived past age 31.
After transforming the internet and making it possible to have the high speed we take for granted today, Danny Lewin boarded Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. We believe his counter-terrorism training and fierce courage made him the first victim of those terrorist attacks, when he was stabbed in the first class cabin trying to stop the hijackers.
Raskin’s account of his life is detailed and vivid, and she handles his death with delicacy and the honor due a hero.
If you use the internet at all, and if you remember 9/11 – I highly recommend this book.