In Linchpin, Godin often mentions the importance of gifts as a way of spreading your art. We give with no expectation of return in hopes of making a positive impact on someone’s life.
Well, this one turned out pretty well. Inspired by the book, my dad, Roger Hurst, gave a copy to his local car dealership. The owner read the book, and inspired by the same passage I was, started offering credit to those who gave to the hungry. Because I chose to share with my dad a fantastic book I’d purchased, he chose to share the same and now a bunch of families are going to get fed.
This is easily the best thing I’ve heard all year.
Give a gift. You never know what it will inspire someone to do.