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On a cold night a storyteller who knew the limitless power of words visited a famine-Stricken village and, finding no fireside for a fable, began boiling a stone in a big pot in sight of everyone. One by one the curious villagers were encouraged to join in the feast of "Stone Soup" and one by one they believed in and contributed to the feast that inevitably resulted. Once both stories and soup had been devoured it was agreed that in future, in tough times, a stone and a story were a marvellous way to bring people together. "Stone Soup" is a modern fable about business, community, entrepreneurship and sharing. Mixing a traditional folktale with telling the story of one woman's journey through life, it contains tasty morsels of wisdom on work, team-building, leadership and courage. This book will nourish the soul of managers, entrepreneurs, community leaders, activists and educators by giving you the fortitude to lead fearlessly in the face of apparently insurmountable obstacles and foster true innovation within your community, group or organisation. Social networking pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bill Liao, is the co-founder of the social network service XING (www.xing.com). He is also CEO of Finaxis AG, a privately held company in the financial services industry. Among his philanthropic endeavors is his participation as an investor and volunteer in The Hunger Project in Uganda, New York and Mexico. Bill is also a regular attendee at the TED conferences and also the World Economic Forum New Champions conference. In 2007, Liao founded Neo (www.neo.org), a non-profit social networking site where people can make a personal commitment for the future of the earth. Neo was set up to provide a forum for people to make a personal commitment for the future of the earth in the form of a Declaration of Global Citizenship.
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ISBN-10:  1905430973
ISBN-13:  978-1905430970
Author:  Bill Liao
Genre:  Nonfiction
Publisher:  Book Shaker
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review by . July 05, 2010
Bill Lia's Stone Soup is a light hearted read illustrating the journeys of Ruby and how she walked and searched and perservered to survive and even thrive. Many intersting turns and twists take place throughout as she encounters many hardships. However with perserverance Ruby never gives up and ends up inspiring the lives of many along her fantastic journey.    Ths summaries of her journies and lessons learned are quite worthy although I am a bit annoyed of the constant repetition …
review by . June 24, 2010
Stone Soup-  The Secret Recipe For Making Something from Nothing  Published by Bookshaker. com 2010  Author- Bill Liao the Co-founder of Xing    Reviewed by : Dr. Joseph S. Maresca    The book builds from a simple set of ingredients to a   considerable soup. Herein lies the stuff of the title   "Stone Soup". The presentation is folksy in places with   stories of ordinary people like Sister Dorothy.   & …
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