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Excerpts from books on social innovation

 

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.

 

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education offers real-world examples of how educators are using data to improve learning.

 

The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World

The Big Pivot outlines strategies for saving our world in the face of today's climate and resource challenges.

By Andrew S. Winston | May. 29, 2014
 

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

In The Social Labs Revolution, Zaid Hassan argues in favor of an experimental, rather than a planning-based, approach to today's challenges.

By Zaid Hassan | 1 | May. 15, 2014
 

Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times

Deepening Community explores four aspects of creating a meaningful community in a modern world.

By Paul Born | 3 | May. 1, 2014
 

Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact

Through stories, tools, and exercises, Centered Leadership outlines an approach for becoming an effective leader, an approach developed and utilized at McKinsey.

By Joanna Barsh & Johanne Lavoie | Apr. 17, 2014
 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

By Greg McKeown | Apr. 15, 2014
 

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

The Purpose Economy describes how a new type of economy is taking shape, one that will emphasize serving the people.

By Aaron Hurst | Apr. 2, 2014
 

The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work

The Color Bind explores how color blindness and "color cognizance" can influence professional interactions.

 
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The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator describes the journeys of ten innovators who discovered problems that they couldn't ignore.

By Ken Banks | 6 | Feb. 26, 2014