TOM OLIVER TESTIMONIALS

“What I like most about the World Peace Foundation is that it’s creating a community that inspires and empowers millions of people around the world to take an active stand for peace.

H.H. The Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“The most influential peace gathering in history! A milestone for our times – a turning point in the efforts of hundreds of thousands people worldwide to transform violent conflict.”

Desmond M. Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Tom is an extraordinary leader! The World Peace Partnership’s principle of arriving at world peace through individual peace resonates with me. I am fully committed to being a part of this.”

Deepak Chopra, Chopra Foundation

“I support the World Peace Festival because it is an idea whose time has come. When it comes to peace building, it takes our sustained cooperation to have an impact and really make peace happen!”

Peter Buffett, Novo Foundation

“You can hope for peace, or you can go out and make it. The WPF is all about making it happen.”

Jez Frampton, Global Group, CEO Interbrand

“We have often mentioned [the World Peace Festival] to our partners as an example of creativity. We welcome your approach to engage civil society for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in partnership with the UN Family. Our office stands ready to facilitate and support your good work.”

Amir A. Dossal, Former Director, UNOP

“Each of us can be both a maker and a beneficiary of world peace. For me, there are very few things in the world more important. That’s why the World Peace Partnership is creating a global community of peace builders – online and in the real world. I’m inspired by their efforts and honored to call them my friends.”

Chade- Meng Tan, Google

“I can not imagine the timing of the World Peace Festival to be any better. In light of recent events it is clear Global Citizens are beckoning for a new movement, one rooted in respect and peace for all persons.”

Shannon Sedgwick Davis, President of the Bridgeway Foundation

“Tom is a role model for the modern global social entrepreneur.”

Peggy Dulany Rockefeller (Chair, The Global Philanthropists Circle)

“We have rarely seen as much enthusiasm in this UN office as when Tom delivered his speech about his visionary plans for Public/Private Partnerships.”

UNOP (UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PARTNERSHIPS)

“Each of us can be both a maker and a beneficiary of world peace. For me, there are very few things in the world more important. That’s why the World Peace Partnership is creating a global community of peace builders – online and in the real world. I’m inspired by their efforts and honored to call them my friends.”

Chade- Meng Tan, Google

“I can not imagine the timing of the World Peace Festival to be any better. In light of recent events it is clear Global Citizens are beckoning for a new movement, one rooted in respect and peace for all persons.”

Shannon Sedgwick Davis, President of the Bridgeway Foundation

“Tom is a role model for the modern global social entrepreneur.”

Peggy Dulany Rockefeller (Chair, The Global Philanthropists Circle)

“We have rarely seen as much enthusiasm in this UN office as when Tom delivered his speech about his visionary plans for Public/Private Partnerships.”

UNOP (UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PARTNERSHIPS)

“Best innovations in individual philanthropy and social investment around the world”

SYNERGOS INSTITUTE, NYC

“We welcome the work you are doing … and look forward to partnering with you in this worthy endeavour.”

Michelle Bachelet, PRESIDENT OF CHILE; First UN-Under Secretary General of UN WOMEN

“We have participated in so many conferences around the world, and the World Peace Festival (Tom Oliver founded) was better than a lot of the OECD conferences we have been to.”

Jordan Ryan, UN ASS. SECRETARY GENERAL

“The most important thing for me (in the World Peace Festival Tom Oliver founded) was the new initiative to create a law against ecocide – to bring peace and the environment together in a new, groundbreaking and unconventional way.”

Bill Liao – Co-founder XING

“Tom Oliver has been preparing the next generation of business leaders from around the world to lead a life filled with determination, passion, and purpose. In this book he finally shares his secrets and shows how anyone, anywhere can do the same.”

—Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation

“The determination and courage with which Tom organized The World Peace Festival in Berlin, where I was honored to speak, was Tom Oliver’s way of showing that nothing is impossible.”

—Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist, Google Social for Brands

“We need more initiatives like the one Tom has created!”

H.E. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President, 63rd session of the UN General Assembly

“It was a very moving experience for me.”

– Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Tom, thanks for all the good you are doing for this world!”

—Bono Vox, leader of the rock band U2 and social activist

“When I met Tom in NYC for the first time after one of our shows, Tom got me convinced and energized in 5 minutes to dedicate a song to his movement and participate!”

Will.I.AM, Founder, “The Black Eyed Peas”

“We need more young leaders like Tom!”

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; Founder, the Art of Living Foundation

“I learned a lot at the World Peace Festival, especially about the relationship between economics and peace.”

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“The World Peace Festival wildly surpassed my expectations. A fascinating and enlightening experience!”

Dr. Djordjija Petkoski, The World Bank

“I wanted to thank Tom for inviting me to participate during the World Peace Festival in Berlin. Congratulations on getting this off the ground in the style that he did!

Cassidy Morgan – Global Director, Brand Strategy & Insights at Google

“The largest world peace event for students in history! I am honored to be a part of this.“

Anil Kapoor – Bollywood & Hollywood Actor

“(Tom Oliver´s book is) a brilliant demonstration that in the world of true entrepreneurship, nothing is impossible!”

Ervin Laszlo – Founder, the Club of Budapest

“When we have peace in our own lives, in our families, in our communities and in the world then every day becomes a Festival! The WPP and the WPF are working to bring not only an absence of violence, not only the “empty” peace, but the “full” peace of true joy, love, meaning and connection to every person on this planet. May the Lord Almighty bless them so that their arms may continue to extend and extend.”

H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President and Spiritual head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh India’s largest Spiritual institution

“I support the WPF because peace is so elusive and fragile in Africa. It’s so important that the WPF is happening so we can find lasting peace on a continent that has been wrecked by war and conflict for most of its independent history!”

Salim AMIN, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF MOHAMMED AMIN FOUNDATION

“Humanity stands at a precipice. Peace is only attainable when we recognize each of us is connected to the each other and, as such, wishes for each that which we wish for ourselves. I support the World Peace Festival because it will act as a catalyst to make this a reality.”

James R. Doty, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation.

“Audacious, passionate and driven, Tom lives a mantra which is incredibly close to our heart at SAATCHI & SAATCHI that nothing but nothing is impossible.”

Richard Huntington, Director of Strategy, SAATCHI & SAATCHI

“The tools (for Peace) of the WPF will help to develop our ability to turn conflict into a positive and non-destructive force. I strongly believe that the tools we use and choices we make can leave a positive contribution to the world and that our legacy can build a lasting monument to peace.”

Jochen Zeitz, former Chairman and CEO at Puma

“Tom´s book highlights the strategies used by individuals who have not just made themselves into success stories as leaders and innovators, but managed to do so in a way that contributes to economic development and an increase in opportunity within their societies, and to the wider public good.”

Jordan Ryan, United Nations Assistant Secretary General;

“Tom is the epitome of the social entrepreneur!”

James M. Brasher III – Founding DIRECTOR, THE GLOBAL PHILANTHROPISTS CIRCLE

“The World Peace Festival (founded by Tom Oliver) was better than the World Economic Forum because there was no Ego involved ! It didnt just talk about diversity, it didn´t just talk about World Peace, it actually implemented it. You saw it in the execution of the festival. I noticed a surprising and really positive international spirit here. The sessions I was in, the diversity was so significant. People were building bridges not only at the conference, but beyond.”

Chip Duncan – PRESIDENT, DUNCAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

“Humanity stands at a precipice. Peace is only attainable when we recognize each of us is connected to the each other and, as such, wishes for each that which we wish for ourselves. I support the World Peace Festival (Tom Oliver founded) because it will act as a catalyst to make this a reality.”

James R. Doty, M.D. – Professor of Neurosurgery, Founding Director of CCare at STANFORD University School of Medicine

“Warm congratulations to Tom Oliver for his leadership and foresight. This is exactly the kind of initiative which is needed to bring about innovative partnership and cross-cultural understanding.”

Amir Dossal, Founder, Global Partnerhship Forum

The most interesting aspect to me was the diversity of the people, ideas and concepts that have been presented here – by actors who have been very involved in inner peace to actors such as the UN who have been involved in projects on the ground.”

Jordan Ryan, UN Assistant Secretary-General

“I can not imagine the timing of the World Peace Festival to be any better. In light of recent events it is clear Global Citizens are beckoning for a new movement, one rooted in respect and peace for all persons.”

Shannon Sedgwick Davis, President of the Bridgeway Foundation

“World Peace is not just a question of when–it is a question of how. The World Peace Partnership allows us to communicate, understand different cultures, and work together toward cooperation and peace…the ultimate goal.”

Lola Traub, Global Branding Consultant

“Respecting the dignity of our fellow human beings is a simple act everyone can engage in every hour of every day. It makes the world a more peaceful, more creative and more beautiful place.”

Auret van Heerden, President and CEO of the Fair Labor Association (FLA)

“Respecting the dignity of our fellow human beings is a simple act everyone can engage in every hour of every day. It makes the world a more peaceful, more creative and more beautiful place.”

Corey Smyth, Founder of Blacksmith Management and the Blacksmith Music Corp record label

“We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as we are. – Hence, we need to change ourselves to create lasting peace. The WPF Tools for Peace will make it easier.”

Przemyslaw Aleksander Schmidt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TRIGON Dom Maklerski S.A.

“At its heart, Nomad Two Worlds is about the reconciliation of Ancient and Modern cultures worldwide. About moving forward in a state of peace, collaboration and mutual respect. We are thrilled to be a part of WPF, what a unique and globally important event.”

Sheri Howell, President of Howell Heavy Industry, Inc.,

“I support The World Peace Festival as an extraordinary initiative that gives us a focus to direct our energies–not just with words, but with action. Plan to attend, participate and engage with this community to build peace moving forward.”

Julie Morgenstern, New York Times best-selling author