View Full Version : Greg Mortenson on Face The Nation

08-23-2010, 06:32 AM
His second book will be out in paperback in October. He authored the wildly popular Three Cups Of Tea and more importantly has built 150 schools in Afghanistan. Never, ever, ever doubt that one person can make a tremendous difference in this world. I did not know him at the time, but we were both at Concordia College in Minnesota at the same time in the late 70s. Truly an inspiring man.


More on his work at:


08-23-2010, 07:01 AM
A more in depth recent interview with Charlie Rose -


08-27-2010, 06:29 AM
What amazes me about him was that he was not an altruistic, wealthy man: He was an altruistic man who was sometimes so broke he lived in his car and had no philanthropic experience for US causes let alone trying to help so many people so far away. I'm in the middle of the first book when he is running into one obstacle after another just trying to get the first school built. Incredible determination..

08-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Totally the epitome of never giving up. Regardless of obstacles, he keeps fighting. One person can change the worlds of many people.

08-28-2010, 12:44 AM
It's funny; I was listening to the radio today and a discussion of our foreign policy, and one guy said, "yeah, we need something in Afghanistan and Pakistan like the Three Cups of Tea concept." I was like, um, that's EXACTLY where Mortenson's organization is working!! (and yes, we all wish it could be more widespread and set up faster. . . but his methods aren't fast, just effective.)

09-24-2010, 08:46 AM
Bumping this thread back up, as I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea.

What an incredible and inspiring adventure! Makes me want to pack up and do something, anything to "make a difference", too. Greg Mortenson is nothing short of a hero and I hope more people in Europe will become aware of his work.

Now I hope I can get a copy of Stones into Schools soon...