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Social Entrepreneurship
 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Bright Lights, No City

By Max Alexander | Reviewed By Sam Goldman

The author provides a rollicking and detailed recounting of what it takes to build a social business in Africa.

 
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Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

By Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Why do some people, systems, and societies bounce back from adversity and other don't?

 
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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

By Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two books argue that entrepreneurs and technology are transforming the global economy.

 
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Zeronauts: Breaking the Sustainability Barrier

By John Elkington | Reviewed By Matthew E. Kahn

John Elkington argues in his latest book that a new set of entrepreneurs in business, government, and universities are reinventing capitalism.

 

The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

By Philip Auerswald | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two books argue that entrepreneurs and technology are transforming the global economy.

 

Race Against The Machine

By Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two economists offer opposite explanations about why job growth in the United States and other developed economies remains extremely weak.

 
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The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better

By Tyler Cowen | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two economists offer opposite explanations about why job growth in the United States and other developed economies remains extremely weak.

 
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Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream

By Claire Gaudiani & David Graham Burnett | Reviewed By Alana Conner

Did American women actually invent social entrepreneurship?

 
DRIVING SOCIAL
CHANGE: How to
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Paul C. Light

Driving Social Change: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

By Paul C. Light | Reviewed By Vanessa Kirsch

Driving Social Change: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Paul C. Light

 
THE IMAGINATIONS
OF UNREASONABLE
MEN: Inspiration,
Vision, and Purpose
in the Quest to End
Malaria
Bill Shore

The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria

By Bill Shore | Reviewed By Jane Wales

The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria by Bill Shore