Category Archives: Generosity

Aristotelian virtues

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending two days with Acumen’s class of 2014 Global Fellows.  These Fellows, a group of truly outstanding individuals from around the world who are committed to social change in the developing world, spend two … Continue reading

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How generosity touched you

Not long ago, a group of senior executives asked me to speak to them about generosity.  So I started the conversation by asking each of them to share what generosity meant to them. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised, but … Continue reading

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I am generous when…

My daughter made this poster for a project in her Kindergarten class.  The assignment was to finish the sentence: “I am generous when…” In case it’s hard to read: “I am generous when I have a lot of books and … Continue reading

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Generosity Q&A

Edna Rienzi, one of the amazing Generosity Day volunteers, asked to me to do a short Q&A about generosity and Generosity Day (below).  She also shares her own beautiful, honest story in her blog post about her own exploration of … Continue reading

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Generosity Day – ready to launch

Just three days until Generosity Day and all the pieces are in place – so now is the time to start spreading the word! The “why” of generosity and of Generosity Day is something I continue to explore for myself, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Courage

Christen writes, “Sasha, I know Generosity Day is coming up, and I wanted to share something with you. Last year I noticed that others, along with me, struggled with fear when they contemplated radical generosity.” Thanks Christen.  I agree, and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2013

As the father of three young kids, vacations (and even weekends) are never “relaxing” any more.  They can be invigorating, joyful, replenishing, exhausting – just not relaxing.  There’s just too much going on. Last Thursday our family was in Nashville, … Continue reading

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Better

I was having a tough day.  Lots of work requiring real emotional energy.  I was feeling drained. On my way home a guy is jamming on the jazz piano.  Just jamming. I keep on walking. Then I stop. I turn … Continue reading

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Bok choy, not chicken

One of the things that I’ve discovered about being a (mostly) vegetarian / (sorta) vegan* is that if I don’t plan accordingly I will nearly always be starving whenever I fly anywhere.  The vegetarian options on a plane are inevitably … Continue reading

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The risks of economizing generosity

Another surprising revelation from Sandel’s book was hearing how some prominent economists think about generosity and civic action. In Chapter 3 of What Money Can’t Buy, Sandel talks about Richart Titmuss’ The Gift Relationship, published in 1970, in which Titmuss … Continue reading

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