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Charity Sucks

Iqbal Wahhab



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01 January 2017
Society & Social Sciences; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy; Business ethics
In the wake of debacles such as Kids Company and Beat Bullying, where charities have egregiously squandered public funds, Iqbal Wahhab offers a scathing criticism on the cosiness between government and charity, and argues that the solution lies in business.

The sanctimony of charity and its persistent failure to do good with our money (our money, not theirs) is matched only by two things - firstly, the lives of the people they promised us they would improve and secondly, the inevitable truth that in the hands of business, social impacts are more sustainable, measurable and much, much larger.

Charities expand by the amount of hope and faith they can convince largely ignorant if well-meaning donors and philanthropists to finance them with. Businesses expand through success. Success wins over hope. Businesses win over charities in their ability to change the world.
By:   Iqbal Wahhab
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm, 
Weight:   156g
ISBN:   9781785901430
ISBN 10:   1785901435
Series:   Provocations
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Iqbal Wahhab OBE has lived in Britain for almost his whole life and, in a career spanning thirty years, has built a reputation for delivering world-class excellence through his highly successful restaurant businesses, Roast and the Cinnamon Club.He was voted one of the Top 10 Restaurateurs in Britain in an Independent on Sunday survey and listed in the Caterer Power 100, GQ 100 Most Connected and the Sunday Times Maserati Top 100 business start-up mentors. He has also received an honorary doctorate in business administration from the University of East London and an honorary doctorate in science from the University of West London.

Reviews for Charity Sucks

'An ambitious new series that tackles the controversy of the topics explored with a mixture of intelligence and forthright argument from some excellent writers.' - The Observer

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