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Excerpts from books on social innovation

 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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

 

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.

 

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.

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Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less

Scaling Up Excellence uses stories of struggle and success from various organizations to explore the idea of scaling.

 
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Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

Moments of Impact outlines a process for structuring strategic, collaborative conversations about approaching difficult issues.

 
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The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Pressure Test, Plan, Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise

The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook offers "tough-love" guidance for budding social entrepreneurs.

 
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The Brand IDEA

The Brand IDEA: Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity offers a framework for nonprofits looking to more effectively mange their brands to further their missions.

 
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The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools

The Public School Advantage draws on empirical data to argue against the popular perception that public schools are inferior to private schools.

 
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When Leaders Leave

When Leaders Leave presents preparation strategies for the inevitable leadership changes faced by every organization.