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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation

 

The Post-American World

By Fareed Zakaria | Reviewed By John Kao

THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD by Fareed Zakaria

 

Supercapitalism

By Robert Reich | Reviewed By Carl Schramm

SUPERCAPITALISM: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert Reich

 

Out of Poverty

By Paul Polak | Reviewed By Paul S. Hudnut

Polak offers entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in Asia and Africa.

 

Creating a World Without Poverty

By Muhammad Yunus | Reviewed By Stephen C. Smith

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus aims for a more just society for all.

 
THE BLUE WAY: How to Profit
by Investing in a Better World
Daniel de Faro Adamson
& Joe Andrew

Corporate Philanthropy

The Blue Way: How to Profit by Investing in a Better World

By Daniel de Faro Adamson & Joe Andrew | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts
 
MAKING SUSTAINABILITY
WORK: Best
Practices in Managing
and Measuring
Corporate Social,
Environmental, and
Economic Impacts
Marc J. Epstein

Socially Responsible Business

Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts

By Marc J. Epstein | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts
 
INNOVATION NATION: How
America Is Losing Its Innovation
Edge, Why It Matters, and
What We Can Do to Get It Back
John Kao

Social Entrepreneurship

Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back

By John Kao | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts
 

Philanthropy

Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker

By Bill Somerville with Fred Setterberg | Reviewed By Peter deCourcy Hero

Foundation grantmaking can become more responsive, intuitive, and effective.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

How to Change the World

By John Elkington & Pamela Hartigan | Reviewed By Rick Aubry

Who are social entrepreneurs and why does what they do matter?

 

Global Issues

How Each of Us Can Change the World

By Paul Collier | Reviewed By Paul Collier

The former president shares how ordinary citizens are helping to solve our big problems.