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

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship-in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. 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.

Author Biography

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-wrote the PBS documentary "To Our Credit." He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Restless Peoplep. 1
From Little Acorns Do Great Trees Growp. 11
The Light in My Head Went On: Fabio Rosa, Brazil: Rural Electrificationp. 21
The Fixed Determination of an Indomitable Will: Florence Nightingale, England: Nursingp. 41
A Very Significant Force: Bill Drayton, United States: The Bubblep. 48
Why Was I Never Told about This?p. 62
Ten-Nine-Eight-Childline!: Jeroo Billimoria, India: Child Protectionp. 70
The Role of the Social Entrepreneurp. 92
"What Sort of a Mother Are You?": Erzsebet Szekeres, Hungary: Assisted Living for the Disabledp. 101
Are They Possessed, Really Possessed, by an Idea?p. 120
If the World Is to Be Put in Order: Vera Cordeiro, Brazil: Reforming Healthcarep. 130
In Search of Social Excellencep. 151
The Talent Is Out There: J. B. Schramm, United States: College Accessp. 164
New Opportunities, New Challengesp. 183
Something Needed to Be Done: Veronica Khosa, South Africa: Care for AIDS Patientsp. 188
Four Practices of Innovative Organizationsp. 205
This Country Has to Change: Javed Abidi, India: Disability Rightsp. 214
Six Qualities of Successful Social Entrepreneursp. 238
Morality Must March with Capacity: James Grant, United States: The Child Survival Revolutionp. 247
Blueprint Copyingp. 262
Conclusion: The Emergence of the Citizen Sectorp. 271
Epiloguep. 289
Afterwordp. 292
Notesp. 307
Selected Readingsp. 329
Resource Guidep. 333
Indexp. 341
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