A retired 82-year-old barber has been offering free haircuts to the homeless at a Connecticut park for the past 25 years. All he asks for is a hug in return. He was originally motivated to start by a church sermon.
The Huffington Post reports:
His clients line up on park benches, some of them also turning out for free meals provided on Wednesdays by a local church. One by one they take a seat in a folding lawn chair above a car battery Cymerys uses to power his clippers.
The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Adam Grant, whose new book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Grant advocates a pay it forward approach to helping co-workers, especially those who are junior, and argues that this approach leads to greater success for the giver. He also talks about how he has seen this work at Google.
Q: How do you do it? How do you manage your time, the requests and the demands it takes to be a giver?