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Rosemary Hawley, MBE, says:

It covers such a huge range of interest and yet of course has complete consistency.

It is not necessary to read it straight through, but rather dipping in is stimulating and always thought provoking.

The tips at the end are lovely and simple. It would be easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of all that is wrong in the world, but you help and encourage by demonstrating that just because we cannot do or change everything, it does not mean we should do nothing.

Rosemary has a distinguished career of helping others.  She has been Chair of Merseyside Regional Health Authority, Chair of Knowsley Primary Care Trust, Director of Blackburne House Centre for Women, committee member of Mersey Common Purpose, Trustee of Community Spirit, High Sheriff of Merseyside, Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University among other appointments.  She is also a mum and grandmother.


Peter Koenig, author of “30 Lies About Money” and renowned international consultant, says:

You have the spiritual and philosophical contexts, the compelling rational arguments, and then practical tips!

Peter is best known for his seminal research and workshops on the relationship between people and money, and more recently to identity and entrepreneurship.  Peter has studied the phenomenology of money since the early 1980s, giving presentations and performing original research with small groups. Following an MBA in Geneva, Peter ran a business providing management training, leadership and strategic development processes for companies. In 1987 he became an independent financial and organizational consultant to companies and non-profit organizations. In 1994 he launched his first public Money Seminar and in 1999 initiated a new international conference series on Money & Business Partnership.



Peter Challen, Editor of The London Global Open Table

Thanks for Tom Butler’s bombshell of a book.

I want immediately to comment on its huge impact – ringing bells on every page and echoing in some similar, some valuably different metaphors, this urgent search for sanity and a profound sense of the Common Good, fading so fast from our self-centred culture. Phew!

It’s disturbed my day in a wonderful way.

Peter is a Senior Anglican Chaplain for over three decades of the ecumenical South London Industrial Mission (SLIM), Free Citizen of the Borough of Southwark 1996, Sloan Fellow of the London Business School, Fellow of the RSA and member of its Living Systems Workgroup. Chairs the Christian Council for Monetary Justice, which seeks the restoration of the creation of money to democratic accountability; such credit being lent interest free into the economy, not issued as interest-bearing debt. He is co-author of ‘Seven Steps to Justice’.



Rupert, a successful entrepreneur and private investor says:

Brilliant book, terrible title!  Send me 100 copies so that I can give them to friends!



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