Most of the news
related to Turning It Around (TIA) and the TIA project to show the
world how we can all help to make it a better, safer and happier place
involves person to person communication of the ideas in Turning It
Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems.
Readers of the
book and supporters of the plan around the world have been using Bill
Allin's archived articles at Scribd.com as a source for their
information used in discussing TIA with others.
this sounds like a painfully slow method to spread the word to seven
billion people around the world, social change depends almost entirely
on this kind of one-on-one contact.
Bill Allin has
been one of the most popular writers on Scribd (spelling correct -- http://scribd.com)
its inception. Every day from 4500 to 5000 people read his articles on
that service alone. Most relate to the TIA concept and all refer back
to this web
site and the TIA group at Yahoo.
One of the most
popular articles Bill Allin contributed to Scribd.com has been a hit
since the day it came out.That article is called Why
Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy. You can read that
article at http://www.scribd.com/doc/8778/Why-Intelligent-People-Tend-To-Be-Unhappy
Click on Show Detailed Analytics
at the bottom of the screen to see how widespread the readership of
this article has been.
You can read all
of Bill Allin's Scribd articles from his Scribd home page at http://www.scribd.com/people/view/41
Most of the work
that Bill Allin has been doing in recent months involves writing
articles to inspire people around the world to come together in their
respective countries to implement the Turning
plan. Before that can be done, more people need to know that many of
the community and national problems and a goodly number of the personal
problems that trouble them can be solved.
They need to
know that there is a workable and cheap solution before they can feel
that hope is real. They need to believe in themselves and their own
power to make change come about.
In many places
that also involves persuading people that change can happen without a
revolution, without risk to the authorities of government, without risk
to their own lives and those of their family members and friends.
There is no such
risk because the whole Turning It
plan revolves around finding issues that everyone (or almost everyone)
in their community or country agrees with. Turning
will make a governing power more popular, not increase the risk that
people will want it out. Turning
is a uniting force, not a divisive one.
where these articles are published are available elsewhere in this
site. Look for Bill Allin's blogs (where articles are also posted).
Articles are published to article sites that are accessed by many
thousands of people (even millions in some cases) daily.
The TIA message
is getting around. Turning It
Around is becoming better known and Bill Allin,
as its author, gains great influence to spread the power of the message
While you are at
the Scribd site reading the article on intelligence (follow the link
from the article title above), click on "Builder" in the upper right
corner of the page to find where many other articles written by Bill
Allin and promoting Turning It
Around are available. Bookmark that page if you
want to read more.
Below is a list
of countries that Scribd servers have recorded as having accessed Bill
Allin's articles. As every article ends with a signature line that
promotes Turning It Around,
you may be certain that people all
over the world have been reading the same site where you are now.
This list is
only a partial one as about 200 countries and territories in all parts
of the world have read about TIA. The Turning
message has touched at least a few people in almost
every country in the world.
Philippines, Australia, Great Britain, Italy, India, Canada, Ireland,
Japan, Greece, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Finland, Belgium,
Hungary, China, Slovenia, Malaysia, South Korea, Slovak Republic,
Netherlands, Indonesia, Ukraine, Egypt, Russian Federation, Romania,
Peru, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands Antilles, Brazil,
Denmark, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Kuwait, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon,
Taiwan, Portugal, Vietnam, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guam (USA), Spain, New
Zealand, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Mexico, Bahrain,
Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Pakistan, Jamaica, Sri Lanka,
Venezuela, Israel, Qatar, Czech Republic, Austria, Botswana, Kenya,
Switzerland, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Mauritius, Oman,
Croatia, Cyprus, Nepal, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Honduras, Latvia,
Bulgaria, European Union, Malta, Panama, Chile, Macedonia, Grenada,
Georgia, Bhutan, Macau, Tanzania, Puerto Rico, Belarus, Costa Rica,
Cape Verde, Albania, Morocco, Uruguay, Jordan, Brunei Darussalam,
Virgin Islands (USA), Armenia, Bolivia, Zimbabwe, Moldavia, Paraguay,
Maldives, Fiji, Bahamas, Monaco, Virgin Islands (British), Guatemala,
Martinique (French), Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Antigua and Barbuda, New
Caledonia (French), Saint Tome (Sao Tome) and Principe, Ghana, Bermuda,
El Salvador, Cambodia, Kingdom of, Guyana, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg,
Djibouti, Palau, Mozambique, Mongolia, Dominica, Yugoslavia, Myanmar,
Principality of Andorra, Kazakhstan, Zaire, Yemen, Laos, Riunion
(French), Syria, Tunisia, Madagascar, Barbados, Belize, Afghanistan,
Azerbaidjan, Aruba, Nicaragua, Senegal, Saint Kitts, Nevis Anguilla,
Mauritania, Liechtenstein, Iraq, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, British
Indian Ocean Territory, Algeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Cameroon,
Suriname, Liberia, Guadeloupe (French), Benin, American Samoa, Sudan,
Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Gibraltar, Rwanda, Greenland
message out to the world is a slow process. But it will succeed so long
as people keep telling others about Turning
It Around. As with the one article noted above,
where a few dozen readers spread the word so that over 500,000
eventually read the article, using word of mouth to spread the message
When you direct
family and friends to this web site, tell them to read the News
Articles section of the site (see the menu). And give them the address of Bill Allin's home page at Scribd
so that they can keep up with his newest articles as well.
reading and thanks for staying with us. We have a big job to do, but
We have archived on this site some of the articles Bill
Allin has written relating to Turning It Around.
You can find them using the News Articles button in the navigation bar.
If you find a problem with any part of the site, please let us know by
Click here to send an email.
We continue our efforts to get articles about TIA
in newspapers around North America. It's a tough sell because
newspapers want tragedy more than solutions ("if it bleeds, it leads").
There are sympathetic parties in most newspapers that can be reached
and they will be contacted eventually, once we know who they
help by telling us who they are in your local area.
At heart, most newspaper reporters really do want a better and safer
world, just like the rest of us. Internet reader sites have been very
cooperative about and interested in articles relating to TIA.
If you know anyone in the media who might be interested in an article
about Turning it Around, a speaker for a group
meeting or an interview for a radio or television program, please let
us know. We may be contacted at any time at this
Some tragic events have been making the news lately in just about every
city. If you think your city mayor might appreciate reading a copy of Turning
It Around and if you are prepared to do a bit of work to get
the book to him or her, please let us know. Mayors know lots of people
and are often more prepared to spread good news than other politicians.
We need people to spread the word. Your help is important to the world.
Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems