For those who want to change the world
In the best-selling book Chapter One, Daniel Flynn, author and co-founder of Australia's most successful social enterprise Thankyou, takes you behind the scenes of Thankyou's startup journey. In this inspiring and authentic read, Flynn tackles some of the most common questions asked by those wanting to change stuff in their world - big stuff, small stuff and all the stuff in-between:
- How do you overcome fear?
- How do you turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones?
- What happens when you're facing the giants?
- Does money change everything?
- What is my why, my purpose?
- What am I going to change to leave the world in a better place?
This book is an invitation, to YOU.
To inspire you to challenge everything, to remind you that you can turn ideas into reality, and to give you the opportunity to be part of a bold idea that could change the course of history.
I save my pocket money to buy Chapter One for people I think are world-changers in my life.
I've just started reading Chapter One and I feel more alive than ever! You gave me hope for the future.
Bold, inspiring, impactful.
A story within a story within a story
Chapter One is a story, has a story and is writing stories around the world. It's the story of Thankyou's first seven years and is the first instalment of ‘The Thankyou Book' – a book that will be written chapter by chapter, not once we've made it, but as the story grows. Watch Daniel Flynn talk about the story behind Chapter One on The Socality Show.
A book purchase with a difference
For every book you've ever read, you've likely only played the role of the reader. But in this book, you are a reader, a social investor in an idea that could change the course of history, and a social activist taking a stand against the injustice of extreme poverty in our world.
You have the power to change stuff
You can change the status quo, the industry you find yourself in, the social problem you see, or the trajectory of your team, organisation, and your life. In this book we've taken you behind the curtain more than most expected us to, in the belief that what we've found could help you on your journey.
Do you ship to my country?
Most likely yes! If shipping to your country doesn't appear to be available on this site, we'd suggest checking the URL for AU, EU or US. Our US store ships to the Americas; the EU store to Europe, United Kingdom, Africa and Asia; and our AU store ships to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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When will my book arrive?
Orders are usually shipped within 1 business day of receipt and depending on your location, should be with you within 2-5 business days for orders within Australia and 5-10 business days for orders within New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Your shipping notification email will have a tracking number in it for you to track your order.
Do you have corporate discounts?
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What does Chapter One fund?
Chapter One was launched in 2016 as a creative solution to a big challenge inherent in our model. As a company that is all-for Impact we have limited options for raising capital to invest into expanding Thankyou. So, we decided to launch a book at a Pay What You Want price point in an effort to raise funds so that Thankyou can expand and deliver more dollars to Impact. Within 28 days of launching, Chapter One sold more than 55,000 copies and raised over $1.44M (AUD) to enable Thankyou to expand into New Zealand and into the Baby category. To date, Chapter One has sold more than 140,000 copies and raised more than $2.8M. Funds from the sale of Chapter One still go towards funding the future of Thankyou, taking #thankyoutotheworld.
To date, Thankyou have raised more than $17.57M (AUD) to fund impactful change-makers around the world with the goal of seeing a world where not one person lives in extreme poverty.
When is Chapter Two coming?
When we launched Chapter One, we were nervous if we were going to have enough content to make Chapter Two exciting or interesting. The success of Chapter One was in the highs and lows we went on and the lessons we learnt over a 7 year journey. When we launched Chapter One, we were on a high, we knew everything (so we thought) and could only expect it getting better and better from here, so how could Chapter Two be interesting? Turns out Chapter Two has been one of the biggest and most critical chapters of our story so far. The highs were higher, the lows were even lower and the learnings were richer and we believe were essential for us to discover who we are, and how to set ourselves up personally and as a company for the decades (or shall we say chapters) to come.
All that to say, We don't have the exact answer for that yet! We have not even started writing this chapter yet, but we look forward to the day we can pen what we feel has been a remarkable ride of ‘Chapter Two’ and share it with the world.
You + this book can change the world
100% of profits from Chapter One will help end global poverty by funding the future of Thankyou. Join us.