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Excerpts from books on social innovation

 
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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.

 

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 | 2 | 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