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A surprising take on how you can tackle the really big problems in society from one of America's most successful entrepreneurs.

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Believe in People is a book from New York Times bestselling author and Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch with Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks.

This book features stories and lessons from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs to help you find new and better ways to tackle the biggest problems in our country.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the old ways of doing things aren’t working. But the solutions to our country’s problems are all around us. If we’re willing to believe in people, empower them from the bottom-up, and unite with anybody to do right, we can work together to build a society where everyone can rise.

For anyone looking around the country right now and thinking “There has to be a better way,” this book is a guide for you.

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Charles Koch

Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies. An influential philanthropist for more than 50 years, he supports education, a community of organizations addressing persistent poverty, and public policy research focused on developing effective solutions to societal problems. He has founded numerous nonprofit organizations, including Stand Together. He holds two master’s degrees in nuclear and chemical engineering from MIT and lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife Liz.


Brian Hooks

Brian Hooks is chairman and CEO of Stand Together, a philanthropic community that works with more than 700 business leaders and philanthropists to empower people to realize their unique potential and help every person rise. He is also president of the Charles Koch Foundation and previously served as executive director and COO of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Christine, and their daughter.


Charles founded and Brian leads Stand Together, a philanthropic community devoted to helping every person rise.

Individuals and organizations partner with Stand Together to discover innovative ways to tackle society’s biggest challenges, with a focus on communities, education, business, and government. Founded in 2003, it now unites more than 700 business and philanthropic leaders, nearly 200 community-based organizations, tens of thousands of K-12 teachers and skilled trades educators, over 1,000 professors at 300 universities, and millions of grassroots activists in all 50 states.


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For anyone looking around the country right now and thinking “There has to be a better way,” this book is a guide for you.