(edited by Bill Treasurer) with Robert W. Jacobs and 30 other contributing authors
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (www.bkconnection.com)
Paperback original— 188 pages (2005/ ISBN-10: 1576753123)
M.A.D. stands for Making A Difference. Positively M.A.D. is about how to do it. This book shows that getting M.A.D. doesn’t mean getting angry, or getting even — it means using personal power to effect larger change.
Jake wrote two stories in the book.
- Our Only Choice is to Make It Work. Nata Preis, Principal of Village Glen School in Culver City, California tells how she and her staff lead a school for children with special needs. “Lots of people have given up on these kids. The difference we make is that we never do give up. We just have never said, ‘There’s nothing we can do.’ Our only choice is to make it work.”
- Ingredients for Making a Difference. Joh Broughton, Executive Director of a local theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan tells how she spearheaded a ten-year effort to transform the theatre. In that time they built a new play space, won many regional awards for quality productions, and national acclaim from playwrights and critics.