Rebuilding You: The Philanthropy Handbook
Date: July 2020
Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes
Can giving away your wealth as a philanthropist possibly be more difficult than creating your wealth in the first place? The answer according to seasoned philanthropist Tej Kohli is a resounding ‘yes’. In ‘Rebuilding You: The Philanthropy Handbook’ Tej Kohli sets out to share the wisdom that he has garnered during his two-decade transition into philanthropy so that would-be philanthropists can avoid common mistakes and maximize their own impact.
Tej Kohli says that you don’t need to have the wealth of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Michael Milken to be able to make a difference as a philanthropist and that anyone with wealth can help others. But many of the formulas upon which would-be philanthropists have built their wealth simply will not work as they start to give their wealth away. To succeed as a philanthropist, you must also be ready to change your analysis and how you think. You must rebuild you.
In ‘Rebuilding You’ Tej Kohli conveys the wisdom of his own experiences across ten themed chapters to address questions such as: Why after working so hard to become a success would you pivot into a brand-new career based on giving your wealth away to others? Do you need an eponymous charitable Foundation? Should you back a cause célèbre or support a little-known and unmet need? And should you focus on your local community or impoverished nations?
Rebuilding You: The Philanthropy Handbook is essential reading for any aspiring philanthropist. It provides a useful framework for synthesizing new ideas and for plotting a journey even when the final destination is not yet clear. The accompanying stories about Tej Kohli’s own journey are highly personal, emotive and informative, and serve as a stark reminder that becoming a philanthropist is not about you, but about what you can do for your fellow humans.