Publisher: Alta Mira, A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Distributed by: Rowman & Littlefield
Distributed by: Ingram Book Group
ISBN-13: 978-0-7591-1048-9
ISBN-10: 0-7591-1048-4
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 280 pages
Publication Date: November 2007
Trim Size: 8.9 x 5.9

The World We Want
Peter Karoff

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff, founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, shows how citizen engagement and open-source solutions can tip the scale toward a better world.

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but—in large part—it is about the power of human connection and self-awareness, reinforced by personal stories of motivation and the human capacity for caring. Without ignoring the institutional and cultural obstacles and the courage needed to face down the dark side of human behavior, Karoff shows how citizen engagement and open-source solutions can tip the scale toward a better world.


"A must-read for all of us aiming to use philanthopy to build a better world."

—Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley

"Peter Karoff is a poet as well as a visionary, so it comes as no surprise that The World We Want is a lyrical and uplifting book whose conversations with great leaders and change agents can inspire us all to make a difference in the world. Savor this wonderful, positive book."

—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School, and bestselling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

"In The World We Want, Peter Karoff teaches us to connect dream to deed, and through his heroes we learn about the limits, passion, and power of philanthropy.

—Peter Goldmark, director, Environmental Defense and past president, the Rockefeller Foundation

"The World We Want is a wonderful book for anyone wishing to make a difference and find inspiration from fellow travelers. Peter Karoff and Jane Maddox have listened well to a wonderful collection of engaged citizens. In the process, they have also redefined what it means to be a philanthropist—be ready to discover it's in everything you do!"

—Kathy Bushkin, executive vice president and chief operating officer, the United Nations Foundation