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Author: David Bornstein
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143032526
What business entrepreneurs are to the economy, social entrepreneurs are to social change. They are, writes David Bornstein, the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up-and remake the world for the better.
How to Change the World tells the fascinating stories of these remarkable individuals. From the United States to Brazil, from Hungary to India, David Bornstein gives us stories of excellence from the nonprofit sector-JB Schramm, who has helped thousands of low-income high school students get into college in America; Veronica Khosa, who has developed a home-based care model for AIDS patients in South Africa; Fabio Rosa, who has helped bring electricity to hundreds of thousands in remote areas of Brazil; and Javed Abidi, who has worked tirelessly to get the physically challenged recognition from the government in India.
How to Change the World shows that with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a surprising difference. This book is an inspiring read and an invaluable handbook: it will change the way you see the world.
Must reading for anyone who cares about building a more equitable, and therefore more stable, world.
-The New York Times
A fascinating book, Well-documented cases of grassroots entrepreneurial activities to tackle such diverse social problems as child abuse, disability, illiteracy, and environmental degradation give life to it.
With a combination of ingenious practical solutions, a gift for hearing the concerns of the potential beneficiaries, and hardheaded persistence, many of these social entrepreneurs have succeeded.
-Harvard Business Review
Wonderfully hopeful and enlightening, The stories of these social entrepreneurs will inspire and encourage many people who seek to build a better world.
FOREWORD BY N R NARAYANA MURTHY
From Little Acorns Do Great Trees Grow
The Light in My Head Went On
The Fixed Determination of an Indomitable will
A Very Significant Force
Why Was I Never Told About This?
The Role of the Social Entrepreneur
What Sort of a Mother Are You?
Are They Possessed, Really Possessed, by an Idea?
If the World Is to Be Put in Order
In Search of Social Excellence
The Talent Is Out There
New Opportunities, New Challenges
Something Needed to Be Done
Four Practices of Innovative Organizations
The Country Has to Change
Six qualities of Successful Social Entrepreneurs
Morality Must March with Capacity