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Here’s a list of books, films and documentaries that have inspired us at Citizen Capitalism.


Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman, Douglas & McIntyre Publishers Inc. The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, Joyce Appleby, W.W. Norton & Company
Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and The End of Globalization, Jeff Rubin, Random House Canada Good Business: Steve Hilton and Giles Gibbons, TEXERE Publishing Limited
Corporate Karma: How Business Can Move Forward by Giving Back, Peggie Pelosi, Orenda Publishing How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything… in Business (and in Life), Dov Seidman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism: Ha-Joon Chang, Bloomsbury Press MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, Portfolio Penguin Canada
Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, Chip Conley, Jossey-Bass The Economics of Integrity: Anna Bernasek, HarperCollins Publishers
What Consumers Really Want: Authenticity: James H. Gilmore B. Joseph Pine II, Harvard Business School Press The Responsibility Revolution: How The Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen, Jossey-Bass
Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference, Tim Sanders, The Doubleday Publishing Group Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great American Explorer, Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell, Penguin Group
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, Paco Underhill, Simon & Schuster, Inc. The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent, Richard Florida, HarperCollins Publishers
Living It Up: Our Love Affair With Luxury, James B. Twitchell, Columbia University Press New York American Backlash: The Untold Story of Social Change on The United States, Michael Adams, Penguin Group
Consumer Republic: Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World, Bruce Philp, McClelland & Stewart The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business, Umair Haque, Harvard Business Review Press
Strategy for Sustainability: Adam Werbach, Harvard Business School Press Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy, Dev Patnaik, FT Press
Firms of Endearment: How World-class Companies Profit From Passion and Purpose, Rajendra S. Sisodia, David B. Wolfe & Jagdish N. Sheth Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto, Dave Meslin, Coach House Books
Slow Death By Rubber Duck: How The Toxic Chemistry Of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie, Knopf Canada


The Corporation, Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan, Big Picture Media Corporation
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FLOW: For Love of Water, Irena Salina, Oscilloscope Laboratories
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End of the Line, Rupert Murray, Docurama Films
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Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim, Paramount Vantage & Participant Media
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