The Power Of Half

Today I had the good fortune to meet Atlanta author Kevin Salwen. Kevin has written a book called The Power Of Half. Kevin’s daughter Hannah noticed the disparity between the rich and poor in Atlanta and encouraged her family to DO something about it. They sold their house and gave half the money to charity.

Kevin’s book is about the changes that occurred from living this philosophy. Kevin encouraged me to give up half of something. He prefaced it by saying it’s not realistic for everyone to sell their house. However there is something we can give to someone else. Give up half of the time you watch TV. Give up half of the money you spend on coffee.

Kevin said the results of living this philosophy with his family have been more honestly, intimacy and trust. I’d say pretty good trade offs.

Kevin and Hannah are embarking on a nationwide book tour. They will also be at Barnes & Noble in Atlanta on February 3rd and February 8th at Georgia Center for the Book Auditorium in Decatur. Check their site for more details.

2 Comments so far

  1. kristen (unregistered) on January 28th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    There will be a segment on this on CBS Sunday Morning on Feb. 7 (Super Bowl Sunday) as well, also featuring stories from other local donors.

  2. Kevin (unregistered) on January 29th, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the great post! I loved our talk in the store.

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