Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

Change the World for 10 Bucks

WeAreWhatWeDo, launched the UK Change the World for a Fiver — a hugely successful book that had individually simple but collectively transformative ideas, like Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or Smile at a Stranger. They got pro-bono help from leading graphic artists in the UK and came up with wonderful graphics.

You can get a taste of those UK ideas here. Click on any to see the ideas fleshed out.

A year from now, they plan to launch the US counterpart– Change the World for Ten Bucks — a creative, small action, big change, block-busting bestseller. They want 50 ideas that they should ask one million Americans to do to change the world. And they want these answers “over-easy with dimples and a broad American twang please. Ideas that are singularly tokenistic and collectively titanic.”

Send me your ideas (as comments) for the US book and I’ll forward them on to WeAreWhatWeDo. Collectively, we can make a difference.

Some of our ideas for building social capital can be found in the 150 things you can do to build social capital.