FACTFULNESS: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Probably the best book you can read on what ‘development’ means and how to cut through the emotive rhetoric that so often drives the conversation. Rosling teaches you how to ask the right questions to get to the facts and, thereafter, understand the levers we can pull to make lasting change. He argues that there is actually a lot of hope in the underlying facts and he often throws out the pre-conceived ideas you may.
If you read nothing else before you land at your Impact Marathon - make it this book.
BORN TO RUN: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
The most influentional running book of our generation. Whether your Impact Race will be your first foray into running or if you are a seasoned runner this book will change the way you view the experience. You’ll also note how much the Impact set up has been influenced by the concept that any distance is possible when you are running with others and for others…
THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes The World
Few people can claim to have more impact in the world than Bill and Melinda Gates. One thing we love at Impact is bringing large, intangible concepts down to an understandable, grassroots level - and that is exactly how Melinda tackles the topic of female empowerment. By taking stories of individuals and of overlooked communities, she highlights the policies and strategies that have created by expected and unexpected positive externalities. Never afraid to share the mistakes they have made along the way, the book has a humility that encourages continued discourse.