How to Change the World Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

ISBN-10: 0195334760
ISBN-13: 9780195334760
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: David Bornstein
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Description: David Bornsteins How to Change the World is the first book to study a remarkable and growing group of individuals around the world--what Bornstein calls social entrepreneurs. These men and women are bringing innovative, and successful, grass-roots  More...

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List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

David Bornsteins How to Change the World is the first book to study a remarkable and growing group of individuals around the world--what Bornstein calls social entrepreneurs. These men and women are bringing innovative, and successful, grass-roots approaches to a wide variety of social and economic problems, from rural poverty in India to discrimination against gypsies in Central Europe; from industrial pollution in the United States to child prostitution in Thailand. Like business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs are creative, driven, and adventurous. The embrace change, exploit new opportunities, and think big. In How to Change the World, Bornstein provides vivid profiles of many such individuals, looking at the personalities, strategies, and techniques they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will see how social entrepreneurs bring about structural changes in their societies--in other words, how one human being can make a difference. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers. The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffetts charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.

David Bornstein is a journalist who specializes in writing about social innovation. He is the author of Price of a Dream and How to Change the World. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times, and he co-wrote the PBS documentary "To Our Credit." He lives in NewYork City. Susan Davis is a thought leader in international development and civil society innovation. She is a founder and current President and CEO of BRAC USA, a newly created organization to support BRAC's global expansion to Africa and other countries in Asia. In addition she was a foundingboard member and Chair of the Grameen Foundation and current board member. She also serves on the international board committee that selects Ashoka Fellows.

Preface
Restless People
From Little Acorns Do Great Trees Grow
The Light in My Head Went On: Fabio Rosa, Brazil: Rural Electrification
The Fixed Determination of an Indomitable Will: Florence Nightingale, England: Nursing
A Very Significant Force: Bill Drayton, United States: The Bubble
Why Was I Never Told about This?
Ten-Nine-Eight-Childline!: Jeroo Billimoria, India: Child Protection
The Role of the Social Entrepreneur
"What Sort of a Mother Are You?": Erzsebet Szekeres, Hungary: Assisted Living for the Disabled
Are They Possessed, Really Possessed, by an Idea?
If the World Is to Be Put in Order: Vera Cordeiro, Brazil: Reforming Healthcare
In Search of Social Excellence
The Talent Is Out There: J. B. Schramm, United States: College Access
New Opportunities, New Challenges
Something Needed to Be Done: Veronica Khosa, South Africa: Care for AIDS Patients
Four Practices of Innovative Organizations
This Country Has to Change: Javed Abidi, India: Disability Rights
Six Qualities of Successful Social Entrepreneurs
Morality Must March with Capacity: James Grant, United States: The Child Survival Revolution
Blueprint Copying
Conclusion: The Emergence of the Citizen Sector
Epilogue
Afterword
Notes
Selected Readings
Resource Guide
Index

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