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Meaningful Work - A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul-logo

Meaningful Work - A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul

Shawn Askinosie

The founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, an award-winning craft chocolate factory, shows readers how he discovered the secret to purposeful work and business − and how we can too, no matter what work we do. Askinosie Chocolate is a small-batch, award winning chocolate company widely considered to be a vanguard in the industry. Known for sourcing 100% of his cocoa beans directly from farmers across the globe, Shawn Askinosie has pioneered direct trade and profit sharing in the craft chocolate industry with farmers in Tanzania, Ecuador, and the Philippines. In addition to developing relationships with smallholder farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,600 children every day with no outside donations. Twenty-five years ago, Shawn Askinosie was a successful criminal defense lawyer trying his first murder death penalty case that would later go on to become a Dateline special. For many years he found law satisfying, but after several high profile trials he reached a breaking point and found solace in the search for a new career. In this inspiring guide to discovering a vocation that feeds your heart and soul, Askinosie describes his quest to discover more meaningful work – a search that led him to volunteering in the palliative care wing of a hospital, to a Trappist monastery where he became inspired by the monks focus on "being" rather than "doing," and eventually traipsing through jungles across the globe in search of excellent cocoa bean farmers to make award winning chocolate. Askinosie shares his hard-won insights into doing work that reflects one's values and purpose in life. He shares with readers visioning tools that can be used in any industry or field to create a work life that is inspired and fulfilling. Askinosie shows us that everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their work and be a positive force for good in the world.

The founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, an award-winning craft chocolate factory, shows readers how he discovered the secret to purposeful work and business − and how we can too, no matter what work we do. Askinosie Chocolate is a small-batch, award winning chocolate company widely considered to be a vanguard in the industry. Known for sourcing 100% of his cocoa beans directly from farmers across the globe, Shawn Askinosie has pioneered direct trade and profit sharing in the craft chocolate industry with farmers in Tanzania, Ecuador, and the Philippines. In addition to developing relationships with smallholder farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,600 children every day with no outside donations. Twenty-five years ago, Shawn Askinosie was a successful criminal defense lawyer trying his first murder death penalty case that would later go on to become a Dateline special. For many years he found law satisfying, but after several high profile trials he reached a breaking point and found solace in the search for a new career. In this inspiring guide to discovering a vocation that feeds your heart and soul, Askinosie describes his quest to discover more meaningful work – a search that led him to volunteering in the palliative care wing of a hospital, to a Trappist monastery where he became inspired by the monks focus on "being" rather than "doing," and eventually traipsing through jungles across the globe in search of excellent cocoa bean farmers to make award winning chocolate. Askinosie shares his hard-won insights into doing work that reflects one's values and purpose in life. He shares with readers visioning tools that can be used in any industry or field to create a work life that is inspired and fulfilling. Askinosie shows us that everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their work and be a positive force for good in the world.
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The founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, an award-winning craft chocolate factory, shows readers how he discovered the secret to purposeful work and business − and how we can too, no matter what work we do. Askinosie Chocolate is a small-batch, award winning chocolate company widely considered to be a vanguard in the industry. Known for sourcing 100% of his cocoa beans directly from farmers across the globe, Shawn Askinosie has pioneered direct trade and profit sharing in the craft chocolate industry with farmers in Tanzania, Ecuador, and the Philippines. In addition to developing relationships with smallholder farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,600 children every day with no outside donations. Twenty-five years ago, Shawn Askinosie was a successful criminal defense lawyer trying his first murder death penalty case that would later go on to become a Dateline special. For many years he found law satisfying, but after several high profile trials he reached a breaking point and found solace in the search for a new career. In this inspiring guide to discovering a vocation that feeds your heart and soul, Askinosie describes his quest to discover more meaningful work – a search that led him to volunteering in the palliative care wing of a hospital, to a Trappist monastery where he became inspired by the monks focus on "being" rather than "doing," and eventually traipsing through jungles across the globe in search of excellent cocoa bean farmers to make award winning chocolate. Askinosie shares his hard-won insights into doing work that reflects one's values and purpose in life. He shares with readers visioning tools that can be used in any industry or field to create a work life that is inspired and fulfilling. Askinosie shows us that everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their work and be a positive force for good in the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lawren Askinosie

Length:

6h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:34