By Arunjay Katakam

It has become clear: Our current economic system is broken. Growth at all costs is unsustainable. It’s easy to get discouraged when faced with the reality of the current climate crisis, economic instability, and the vast income inequality across the globe. It’s obvious that our trajectory is aimed toward destruction. But is it possible to make adjustments to that path, and if so, who’s going to lead us?

About the book

Generation Hope answers these questions, first by exploring the historical, political, economic, and cultural foundations that got us where we are today, and then delving into what it’s going to take to ensure that we are headed toward a sustainable future that benefits us all. Written in clear and compelling prose, the book addresses a wide range of today’s most pressing economic issues, from the macroeconomic challenges that humanity collectively faces, ​​to our personal engagement with our current economic system. You will read illuminating and inspiring examples of people, organizations, companies, and governments that are already doing the work of building inclusive economic systems that serve all of humanity and this planet we call home.

The responsibility for making these changes rests upon our generation. This book shows us that by doing the following, we have the potential to create meaningful impact and contribute to a more positive and sustainable world:

  • Acknowledge that change begins within ourselves.
  • Understand that our collective efforts can shape a new narrative for our economic and social systems.
  • Adopt a mindset of abundance.
  • Raise our consciousness.
  • Foster community.
  • Advocate for inclusive economics. 

Little by little, our consciousness is already shifting, especially among millennials and younger generations. This book illustrates how to continue moving from a mindset of scarcity and survival to one of abundance and thriving, from narrow-minded self-interest to an awareness that we are part of a much larger interconnected whole.

The world needs us. Together, we can save our planet and help humanity thrive. Together, we are Generation Hope.

Book Details

Available in paperback & e-book

Perfect bound, 384 pages, 6″x9″, February 29,2024
Price: (Paperback) $18.00, (E-book) $9.99
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-1-955671-34-7, (E-book) 978-1-955671-35-4

About the author

Arunjay Katakam

Arunjay is a serial entrepreneur and recovering wealth-chaser, having realized in May 2020 that by wanting to be super rich, he was part of the problem.

Arunjay left a career in investment banking and has spent over a decade in international development, working with the GSMA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among other development agencies, to increase financial inclusion through cross-border payments and digital public infrastructure. In a previous life, he mentored over 20 inclusive fintech startups with DFS Lab and was a venture builder with Catalyst Fund. He diligently advocates for a zero-fee customer payment model in his first book, The Power of Micro Money Transfers. In 2020, Arunjay created the Inclusive Action Lab, a nonprofit that is incubating moonshot ideas focused on ending poverty for the last billion people by 2030.

Words of praise

"Upbeat but clear-eyed about the challenges of climate change, wealth inequality, and an increasingly “feudal” economy...this impassioned call for change...urges readers toward a shift in mindsets about money, regulation, and our connectedness to others.
Booklife/Publishers Weekly
We’re in the middle of a seismic shift in our culture and the commerce that supports it (and vice versa). Arunjay’s thoughtful book is a roadmap for what’s next.
Seth Godin
Author of The Song of Significance, Tribes, Purple Cow & Linchpin
I’m a believer in the need to cultivate hard-edged hope. This book asks all of us to do what we can in a world that needs every single one of us. And that matters.
Jacqueline Novogratz
Author of The Blue Sweater & Manifesto for a Moral Revolution
A beautifully powerful call, humbly told, to turn your attention to the greater good.
Derek Sivers
Author of Anything You Want & Hell Yeah or No
Fostering a Generation of Hope at these most turbulent of times may be the greatest priority facing human kind today.
Paul Skinner
Author of The Purpose Upgrade & Collaborative Advantage
A generation of hope is what we need urgently. Here is a book helping ensure the next one proves precisely that.
Yanis Varoufalkis
Author of Technofeudalism and Another Now


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