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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation


Economic Development

Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development

By Daniel Immerwahr | Reviewed By Michael Weinstein

For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.


Economic Development

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

By Thomas Geoghegan | Reviewed By Thomas A. Kochan

New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.



A World of Giving: Carnegie Corporation of New York - A Century of International Philanthropy

By Patricia L. Rosenfield | Reviewed By Peter Frumkin

Can the history of a century-old foundation amount to more than the sum of its grants?


Technology & Design

The Creativity Crisis: Reinventing Science to Unleash Possibility

By Roberta B. Ness | Reviewed By Maryann Feldman

A survey of obstacles to innovation focuses erroneously on the supposed caution of university-based scientists.