I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Shoemaker the author of a new book entitled “Can’t Not Do–The Compelling Social Drive That Changes Our World.” In our interview together we discuss the elements and passion required to change the world.
Paul is focused on letting the readers know that taking on a social project is for anyone. You don’t have to create a nonprofit or have thousands of people following your movement. He states that ” we have the solutions, technology and resources necessary to fight many of the world’s largest social problems. Paul contends that the missing link is more people, committed people who can marshall resources with passion to make change happen.
In “Can’t Not Do” he cites many success stories of people who have addressed social issues head on, and have resolved many of our worlds problems. Take David Risher who founded an organization called “Worldreader” that uses technology to bring reading materials to areas where they’re most needed. Worldreader is helping fight illiteracy by helping half a million schoolchildren in 50 developing countries start reading, or Kerry Mc Cleahan who founded “Ready for Kindergarten Initiative” a program that helps children who are kindergarten age become better prepared for school so they get a headstart when they do enter the formative years of their education.
Paul has great stories of people just like you and me who are making a difference, and have a passion to change the world. His book is a guide designed to assist the reader in defining their “can’t not do” initiative then with tips, guidance and success stories encourage the reader to take action.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great thought leader and author. If you want to learn more about Paul and Social Venture Partners the organization that he is the Founding President of just click here to be directed to the website.