Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro

Sacramento, CA, USA

Currently residing in Sacramento, California, Paul Shapiro has dedicated the past 10+ years to the animal and care industry.

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Paul Shapiro is an accomplished writer and the author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. The book received rave reviews, and was named a Washington Post bestseller in January 2018. Before the book’s publication, Paul published various articles and contributed to and authored other shorter works, including Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics and Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture. He’s a guest on many news outlets, such as CNN, StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Point of Inquiry, as well as dozens of periodicals.

In addition to his bestselling book, Paul Shapiro has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio programs around the world, television talk shows, and TEDx. His TEDx talks focus on the food systems in place, food systems of the future, and general treatment and well-being of animals. Paul is a regular contributor to major newspapers, and has also published articles in academic journals.

Paul Shapiro, along with his wife Toni Okamato, host the Business for Good Podcast, talking with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS THAT I READ IN 2018

As we approach the end of year, I think back on some of the books I’ve ready in 2018 and which ones people with similar interests would also enjoy. To that end, here are some of the best books I read this year:


Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight


Nike co-founder Phil Knight weaves a gripping story of how his athletic empire was built though passion, trial and error, actual trials, luck, an enormity of work, and even the occasional lie to his banks and suppliers. What became clear to me in reading it is that Knight wasn’t driven by money, though Nike has made him a multi-billionaire. Other factors, from simply wanting to win to seeking approval from his father and coach, were far bigger drivers for him. But Knight also clearly viewed what he was doing as a mission to help others. More of my thoughts on the book here.


Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance


Yes, Musk’s story of going from janitor to billionaire is impressive. Yes, his work ethic and engineering-oriented mind make for fascinating stories. But the real issue that kept striking me is that Musk doesn’t seem that motivated by making money for himself, though of course he’s done that in droves. Rather, his entire reason for existence is to use business as a way to help solve some of what he sees as humanity’s most pressing problems. More of my thoughts on the book here.


Quirky, by Melissa Schilling


Melissa Schilling’s book explores common traits among some of the most successful innovators of all time. The litmus test for Schilling to enter such a coveted club is much higher than merely hitting the innovation jackpot and changing the world one time. For Schilling, being a super-innovator means being serially successful in a variety of fields. Think Einstein, Franklin, Edison, Tesla, Jobs, Kamen, Musk, and yes, of course, Curie, and these are the folks to which Schilling devotes her study. More of my thoughts on the book here.


Rescuing Ladybugs, by Jennifer Skiff


Humanity is often very skilled at inflicting suffering on the rest of the animals with whom she shares our planet. This book tells the story of several individuals who are doing their part to try to stop that suffering and help create a kinder world for all animals, humans included. I really enjoyed reading these tales of the different ways people have been called to give a voice to powerless animals. Perhaps the most poignant quote for me in the book:


“The history of the world will, one day, be defined by the people who witnessed the tragedy of impending extinction and were able to turn humanity’s destructive patterns into creative solutions.”


 


This article was originally published on paulshapiroblog.com.

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Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World

Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro gives you a front-row seat for the wild story of the race to create and commercialize cleaner, safer, sustainable meat—real meat—without the animals. From the entrepreneurial visionaries to the scientists’ workshops to the big business board­rooms—Shapiro details that quest for clean meat and other animal products and examines the debate raging around it.Since the dawn of Homo sap... read more

Paul Shapiro gives you a front-row seat for the wild story of the race to create and commercialize cleaner, safer, sustainable meat—real meat—without the animals. From the entrepreneurial visionaries to the scientists’ workshops to the big business board­rooms—Shapiro details that quest for clean meat and other animal products and examines the debate raging around it.Since the dawn of Homo sap... read more