With their book The Power of Giving, released by Tarcher/Penguin in August of 2008, Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon received a Nautilus Silver Award during the 9th annual competition for "world changing books." Published in seven languages in nine countries, The Power of Giving was #1 on Amazon.ca. Past winners of the Nautilus Gold Award include Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Frances Moore Lappe', Thich Nnat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Naomi Wolf and Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD.

While married and financially stable, accountant Azim Jamal realized he'd been happier as a struggling student. His quest to understand why this was the case led to a career in motivational speaking and four guides prior to The Power of Giving: Seven Steps to Lasting Happiness, The Corporate Sufi, The One-Minute Sufi and Journal for Lasting Happiness (self-published via 10151 Gilmore Crescent, Richmond, BC V6X 1X1).

[BCBW 2009] "Advice"