-- Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
"Meaningful Work is a beautiful and candid account of a brilliant entrepreneur's journey to self-actualization--personal, professional, and spiritual--and the resulting birth of Askinosie Chocolate. Here is a family business that provides genuine meaning and soul-nourishing purpose to everyone in its path. Shawn Askinosie's commitment to the welfare of his stakeholders--and their reciprocal devotion to the Askinosie mission--represents the height of achievement in purpose-driven business."
-- Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group, Author of the New York Times bestseller Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business "I have witnessed the evolution of Askinosie Chocolate. It has been a courageous journey which had to have been guided by a higher authority. This message is one for all of us who have a feeling or desire to do something we believe in and lay everything on the line to get there."
--Jack Stack, author of The Great Game of Business, founder and CEO of SRC Holdings.
"If you're looking for help in making your work and life more meaningful, Shawn's book is a must read. If you're already flourishing and feeling grounded in how you life is going. .. you'll really want to read it. And if you think you don't need to hear his message, well, to paraphrase Shawn, you probably ought to read it twice! Meaningful Work is a not-be-missed-inspiration for all of us!"
-- Ari Weinzweig, co-founding partner, Zingerman's Community of Businesses and author of Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 4, the Power of Beliefs in Business "If I were to begin the journey of social entrepreneurship all over again, I would do it with this book in one hand, and a bar of his finest chocolate in the other!"
-- Andy Puddicombe, Co-founder of Headspace