Book Reviews

We were proud to feature Dare to Care: A Love-Based Foundation for Money and Finance in our 2012 spring issue of ForeWord Reviews:
“Expanding the idea of compassion-based commerce, Louis Böhtlingk’s Dare to Care: A
Love-Based Foundation for Money and Finance (Cosimo Books, 978-1-61640-550-2) offers readers a holistic approach to finance based on a care-first concept. Or, as Böhtlingk explains, “money is being used in service of the wellbeing of people and the Earth, and not at their expense.” While many readers will be comfortable with ideas like socially responsible investing and fair trade, some may find Böhtlingk’s call to shift from a debt-based to an energy-based monetary system unorthodox and even radical. Regardless of their convictions, Dare to Care is thought provoking and worth their reading.” Santa Fe-based Joseph Thompson , founder of the Glass Jaw Fiction Company, is a contributing writer to ForeWord Reviews.

“The message of this book could not be more appropriate or timely. Louis Bohtlingk offers an inspiringly simple yet far-reaching idea for transforming our economy and the world of finance so that it supports, rather than undermines, our human needs and those of our planet. He suggests that, by changing the way we think and feel about money, transforming our approach from a money-first to a care-first attitude, we can all help to create a better world in which greed and fear no longer dominate our financial decisions, and caring and compassion become our primary guides when making money-related choices. Bohtlingk shares his vision for a love-based economy and a care-first world, using examples of businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals who have made this approach work for them and those they serve. Through Dare to Care you will come to view finance and economics from a new perspective, one which urges you to reorganize your approach to money and so become empowered to act and achieve a care-first worldview.” Cygnus Review, April 2012, UK.

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