The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America (Hardback)Ruth A. Shapiro (editor)
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Publisher: Stanford University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"The term social entrepreneur has become common parlance, but there is little consensus on what it really means. This important book provides us with a clear conception of social entrepreneurship and the nuanced thinking of key leaders. The breadth and depth of the field are captured in one enjoyable and provocative read." -- Melissa Berman, President and CEO * Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors *
"A wonderful introduction to social entrepreneurship in the United States and the growing ecosystem of organizations committed to supporting it. Ruth Shapiro frames this book with an engaging and insightful account of the critical influences that have spurred social entrepreneurs to take on some of our society's most challenging problems. Regardless of the problems that these pragmatic visionaries seek to address, this book shows that their magic lies in combining innovation, resourcefulness, and opportunity-with an unwillingness to give into setbacks." -- Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
"Good leaders inspire, motivate, and create alliances toward attaining lofty goals. This book is full of such people and their stories. A worthwhile read indeed!" -- Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Kohlberg * Kravis and Roberts *
"Ingenuity, initiative, and determination are valued traits in any enterprise. Social entrepreneurs apply these talents to solving difficult social problems. This book showcases a number of these commendable people and inspires the reader to think deeply about his or her own contributions to society." -- George P. Shultz * Former US Secretary of State *
"In this treasure chest of a book, Ruth Shapiro deftly presents and weaves together perspectives from leading thinkers and practitioners in social entrepreneurship. By engaging them in conversations and offering her own well-grounded insights, she deeply enriches our understanding of this important and evolving field." -- Professor J. Gregory Dees, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
"The Real Problem Solvers provides singular insight into the aspirations, challenges, and opportunities of those who are at the front of the social entrepreneurial movement. This is a must-read for the leaders in organizations that seek societal impact at the 'blurred edge' between the non-profit and for-profit worlds." -- Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner * McKinsey & Company *
"This book is an exhilarating read because of the people and ideas that it illuminates. There are real compelling, proven, and daring ideas here that the rest of us would be wise to embrace." -- Trabian Shorters, Vice President of Communities * John S. and James L. Knight Foundation *
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