It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover when you pick up a copy of ‘Turning GREEN’! The colour scheme couple with the title, you are absolutely forgiven to think that we have yet another book on the trendy GREEN agenda today. But then again, the playful design of this book also hinted to you not to take it so seriously as it also resemble a product sitting perfectly at the Games section next to Sudoku or the classic Snakes and Ladders.
It is not environmental but rather environ”MENTAL”! It aims to address the soft part that the ultra superficial GREEN agenda today tends to neglect. While driving Hybrid and eating Organic with nominal carbon footprint are both important for a sustainable living of human civilisation in honour of mother earth, little effort has gone into having a sustainable attitude towards the softer things that are more important in your life.
What about the sustainability of your relationships? The one you have with your businesses, your friends, your teams, your loved ones, your family, your children, your siblings, your parent, your spouse and the most often neglected – YOURSELF. ‘Turning GREEN’ aims to address all these through the 38 isolated chapters of sharing by the Green Sugar Merchant!
The book is designed to resemble a stack of playing cards. The message is simply that life is like games of cards. You cannot control which card you draw next but you can certainly decide what to do with the cards in your hand depending on the name of the game that you are playing. Having the best cards does not guarantee success; while having the worst cards is not the end of world either.
In ‘Turning GREEN’, Chris shares with you how he made the most out of the cards in his hand and you can bet that he did not have the best of cards. Otherwise, there is no point ‘Turning GREEN’!
Once you start reading, there is no turning back, only ‘Turning GREEN’!
… and reading the book is just step one as the journey continues at Green Sugar Merchant.