How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition by David BornsteinHow to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition by David Bornstein

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

byDavid Bornstein

Paperback | September 15, 2007

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David Bornstein's 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 andeconomic 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, andtechniques 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 adifference. 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 DianaPropper, 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. His first book, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank was selected as a finalist for the New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times, and he co...
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Title:How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.1 × 9.02 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195334760

ISBN - 13:9780195334760

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"I've told everyone within earshot about it. Besides, I'm confident that those who've read the earlier volume will appreciate the update...Buy extra copies of the book as gifts-someone you know may be looking for a future with meaning."--Portland Alliance