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The Business of Good narrates the story behind social entrepreneurship as told by the individuals compelled to create a change in the world--not just another business. Serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and anecdotes that show how social entrepreneurship is creating jobs, growing the economy, and ultimately changing the world.
From Main Street to Wall Street, today's social entrepreneurs are rebooting capitalism, challenging the charity industrial complex, and disrupting business models. Haber envelops the reader in the foundation of social entrepreneurship, from Benjamin Franklin to what he calls The Great Convergence, the turn-of-the-millennium zeitgeist shift which provided the fuel for social entrepreneurship’s surge to the forefront of business.
Haber shares the stories of inspiring young people that are disrupting established norms and changing the world. This is a must read book for Millennials, business executives, nonprofits, doers, and dreamers--The Business of Good brings a much-needed fresh and innovative look at social entrepreneurship.
Jason Haber is the founder of Rubicon Property, the first social entrepreneurial real estate firm in the United States. At Rubicon, Haber helped to fund the construction of clean water wells in Africa, which helped over 3,000 people received safe, clean drinking water. He has served as an adjunct professor at John Jay College in New York City where he taught a course on public policy, planning, and the evolution of NYC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University, where he serves on the board of the Luther Rice Society. He also holds a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. He lives in New York City.