John-Paul Flintoff: How to change the world 1

John-Paul Flintoff

How to change the world 1

How to Change The World

My book, How To Change The World, has been published in 14 languages worldwide, and was shortlisted for the Transmission Prize.

It’s a handbook for making any kind of change you want to see in your own world – and, who knows, perhaps the wider world too.

It will help to identify what is most important to you (not me), and ways to overcome the obstacles that might hold you back. I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a lot of the questions.

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No good being a campaigner if you're not a good neighbour

John-Paul Flintoff buried in vegetables

I was mad keen for everybody in Britain to start growing food, as I had done (I still do). But how to start that? Not, I suspected, by delivering hectoring speeches.

And then I came across the brillian…

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I share inspiration, strategies and tactics in live and interactive training, in person and online.

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What’s YOUR campaign?

I have supported, worked inside and even helped to establish many different campaigns, from the highly serious to the merely enjoyable, and as a consultant I’ve worked with organisations around the world.

“Amazing. We thought you would be quite good but had no idea how good. The exercises were a great way for people to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves” – Google Creative Labs

Library of dreams

When How To Change The World first came out I asked people at public events (and elsewhere) to write down one dream on a tiny piece of paper.

I created lots of little handmade books to hold all these p…

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Everybody needs a Marie

Four years ago something remarkable and wonderful happened to me.

I published a book called How To Change The World and a woman got in touch out of the blue to tell me how good it was, and how it could…

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“Flintoff is a master at turning your smallness into something giant and the world’s enormity into Lego blocks… This changing the world stuff can feel awfully fluffy, but Flintoff, perhaps more than anyone else out there, brings it down to earth” – Cameron Conaway, The Good Men Project

“Packed with ways to transform stagnation into inspiration. What are you waiting for?” – Dayton Daily News

“Like any meaningful work on how to make change happen, it has one foot in [Flintoff’s] own experience. That gives it a richness, a humour, and a depth that I really value” – Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

“Flintoff hews to the fine line between starry-eyed idealism and pragmatic, here’s-the-five-steps-to-take detailing” – Kirkus Review

“I don’t know how he managed to avoid the usual cliches” – Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine Is Yours

“With a title like How to Change the World, you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes. Roll not… Short, wise and inspiring, frequently humorous, and full of encouragement” – Jeremy Williams

“Excellent, impressively concise… Recommend to all frustrated, dormant, and emerging movers and shakers” – Fi Cunningham, Southbank Centre

“Inspiring and uplifting… It’s very easy to convince oneself that we are helpless, but JPF reminds us that this isn’t so” – Amazon reviewer Quakerlizz

“Great self-help for a jaded campaigner” – James Blair

“Practical and inspiring” – Eleanor Mills, The Sunday Times