How to change the world

How to change the world


Rating: 9.0/10 (3 reviews)

Description: "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 stories of these individuals - many in the United States, others in countries from Brazil to Hungary - providing an In Search of Excellence for the nonprofit sector. In America, one man, J. B. Schramm, has helped thousands of low-income high school students get into college. In South Africa, one woman, Veronica Khosa, developed a home-based care model for AIDS patients that changed government health policy. In Brazil, Fabio Rosa helped bring electricity to hundreds of thousands of remote rural residents. Another American, James Grant, is credited with saving 25 million lives by leading and "marketing" a global campaign for immunization. Yet another, Bill Drayton, created a pioneering foundation, Ashoka, that has funded and supported these social entrepreneurs and over a thousand like them, leveraging the power of their ideas across the globe."--BOOK JACKET.

Publication Date: 2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Human progress has always been led by visionary individuals... - 9/10

“Human progress has always been led by visionary individuals who seek a better future and dedicate their lives to realizing that promise. These social entrepreneurs tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges with grit and determination. Bornstein has given us that rarest of gifts: a book about hope, courage, and the power of those extraordinary men and women who change the world.” - Jeff Skoll Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation First President of eBay
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