I have tried in this book to bring together a cluster of resonating views from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The perspectives do not create a blueprint so much as a scaffold within which to understand the development of your vocation. I have often quoted my favorite authors, especially:

    •  philosophers Alisdair MacIntyre and David Carr on our aspirations to virtue

    •  Adam Smith’s voicing of the values of traditional economics and indignation against injustice

    •  psychologist Erik Erikson on stages of personal development

    •  management writer Peter Drucker on vocation and building strengths in organizations

    •  political economists Vincent and Elinor Ostrom on the development of common goods and

    •  criminologist ...

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