Our commitment to education and our Four Capital Approach is evident through SFG’s Book Club. This fun tradition reinforces our Intellectual Capital. Team members choose non-fiction books to read and, twice a year, we get together as a team and present our “book reports”. We thought we’d share some of the books we’ve been reading related to the Physical and Intellectual Capitals in case any of them pique your interest.
It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
This book focuses on the Whole 30 program, which is a 30-day clean-eating program in which you cut out the following foods:
• Added sugar, including sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, stevia, etc.
• Dairy (clarified butter and ghee are okay)
• Grains, including wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, sprouted grains, quinoa, etc.
• Legumes, including all beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, and all forms of soy
• Alcohol — not even for cooking
• Carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites: check your ingredient labels!
The book goes into detail about how these foods impact your body and reasons why cutting them out might benefit your health, from disease improvements to generally feeling much better. After your thirty days, you are encouraged to re-introduce these food groups one-at-a-time to determine what you might have sensitivities to. For the official rules and more information, visit their website.
Factfulness by Hans and Ola Rosling
Hans Rosling and his son Ola aimed to reshape the reader’s mindset when thinking about the world. They break the world’s population into four categories, instead of utilizing the age old adage of “us vs them” (two buckets). The world is an inherently better place than most people believe, which they show through statistics and data. They arm readers with the correct set of tools to critically think about the world we live in.
Pocket Vancouver by Lonely Planet
Due to Vancouver’s location, it has always been a hub for trade and travel. The Lonely Planet Pocket Vancouver Guide is a guidebook to the best eats, walks, shops, attractions, museums and more in Vancouver. You will also learn about how Vancouver became a city, facts about its history, and see some historical sites while traveling there. It shows you more hidden sights that tourist websites didn’t include, and it explains the history of specific buildings it guides you to.