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Excerpts from books on social innovation

 

Smartcuts

Smartcuts analyzes the smart shortcuts various successful people take via "lateral thinking" so that all workers and thinkers can be encouraged to work smarter.

By Shane Snow | Dec. 2, 2014
 
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Cheap and Clean

Cheap and Clean explores how, more than anything else, beliefs about the costs and environmental harms associated with certain fuels drive opinions about energy and climate change policy.

 
Connecting to Change the World; Plastrik, Taylor, Cleveland

Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Connecting to Change the World explores common network design issues in-depth and provides advice on how to handle them.

 
Profit&Purpose;, Kyle Westaway

Profit and Purpose: How Social Innovation is Transforming Business for Good

Profit and Purpose: How Social Innovation is Transforming Business for Good is a look at how social entrepreneurs have used business models to change the world.

By Kyle Westaway | Oct. 15, 2014
 
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Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America

Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America offers a sweeping look at political and economic divisions in American politics over the past century.

By Doug McAdam & Karina Kloos | Oct. 1, 2014
 
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The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth

The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth offers lessons on using the competitive advantage of reciprocity to capitalize on partnerships and anticipate future disruptions.

By Bob Johansen & Karl Ronn | Sep. 24, 2014
 
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Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

A new book looks at the mix of leadership, strategy, coordination, and evidence leaders need to transform the US health sector.

By Kathy Gerwig | Sep. 15, 2014
 
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New Frontiers of Philanthropy

New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and Actors Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing examines the potential impact of contemporary philanthropy in providing new, much-needed models of social and environmental problem-solving.

By Lester M. Salamon | Sep. 3, 2014
 
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Overfished Ocean Strategy

Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World is a book about business innovation and the specific principles that allow companies to navigate empty economic oceans with grace.

By Nadya Zhexembayeva | Aug. 5, 2014
 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.