I love this book! It’s got great practical advice that you can use in real situations. I like how with each principle she uses a story of her own to bring it to life.
Angela is a foreigner living in Japan, who responds to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. The stories start at ground zero. In the beginning she’s focusing on getting basic supplies to the victims of the massive disaster, but along the way she learns what local communities and individuals need not just for the day but to help them rebuild their lives for the future.
I found it especially interesting because of the cultural differences and how she adjusted her approach in order to be more effective, without compromising her goal of helping people.
The principals are great not only for social impact work and volunteering, but also for the workplace, if you want to be a good, effective leader and team player. And in your personal life, if you just want to be a better human being with a positive impact in the world.
I would definitely recommend it for people who want to make a difference in a real world with everyday challenges.